VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Port of Vancouver USA received its sixth consecutive clean audit from the Washington State Auditor’s Office (SAO) on March 31.

The audit period was from Jan. 1, 2015, through Dec. 31, 2015. No deficiencies were found.

“In the areas we audited, port operations complied with applicable requirements and provided adequate safeguarding of public resources,” the SAO report read. “The Port also complied with state laws and regulations and its own policies and procedures in the areas we examined.”

The SAO audits ports across Washington state each year, examining a wide range of programs and processes.

At the Port of Vancouver, the SAO examined procurement and contract compliance, payroll, leases and other tenant charges, citizen concern, maintenance shop and financial condition.

“A clean audit is a reflection of every department here at the port,” said port Chief Financial and Administrative Officer Julianna Marler. “It takes meticulous work by many people throughout the year, and we take that responsibility seriously. I’m very pleased, and proud of the entire port team for their hard work.”

Click to view the port’s 2015 Accountability Audit Report and Financial Statements and Federal Single Audit Report.

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