Troy earns Auditor of the State award

City auditor John Stickel

TROY — The city of Troy received the highest audit award from state auditor Dave Yost with the Auditor of State Award this week.

The city of Troy was one of only seven other entities to be awarded the distinction this year. Other entities who were awarded the honor included: Akron-Canton Regional Airport Authority, City of Englewood, Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority, Highland County Joint Township District Hospital, Lucas County Public Entities Pool, and Toledo-Lucas County Convention and Visitor Bureau.

City auditor John Stickel said his office has received the award four out of the five years he has served the city of Troy.

“We’re always glad to receive it — it’s nice to be recognized for all of the things we’ve done right,” Stickel said Friday.

Stickel said the city undergoes a vigorous auditing process and received a clean audit report which shows the city of Troy’s finances aligne with the state’s practices and policies.

Always a numbers guy, Stickel said approximately 3-5 percent of municipalities are eligible to receive the high honor from the state auditor.

“I’m glad to keep the tradition going,” Stickel said. “It’s truly an honor and I’d like to thank our auditor’s staff and the whole city staff. Everybody has to do their job in order for us to do ours and to receive this award.”

Stickel will step down as city auditor at the end of 2015. Troy resident John Frigge ran unopposed for the city auditor’s position and will begin his first term on Jan. 1, 2016.