PRESS RELEASE: Port of Centralia Receives Another Clean Audit

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Port of Centralia
Kyle Heaton, Executive Director
Phone: (360) 736-3527
Email: [email protected]




Centralia, Wash. — In its open public meeting on Wednesday, the Washington State Auditor’s Office shared its results from the Port of Centralia’s audit of years 2020-2022.


The State Auditor examined the Port’s financial practices, internal controls, compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act, financial condition, compliance with public works projects, compliance with payroll activities, and complaints made through their Citizen Hotline portal. The State Auditor found that the Port’s operations complied, in all material respects, with applicable state laws, regulations, and its own policies, and provided adequate controls over the safeguarding of public resources.

Port of Centralia Commission Treasurer Julie Shaffley stated, “We are pleased with results of this most recent audit performed by the State Auditors Office. I want to thank the personnel from the Auditor’s office for their professionalism and attention to detail. I want to recognize staff and, in particular, Director of Finance and Administration Amy Graber for her outstanding work overseeing Port finances and receiving the Port’s fourteenth straight clean audit. The constituents of the Port of Centralia can be confident that the Port is being operated in compliance with state statutes and is in strong financial position moving into the future. I encourage all interested constituents read the State Auditor’s Report at when made available.”

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Founded in 1986, the Port of Centralia operates two industrial parks and one planned mixed-use development that provide over 2,100 jobs to the local community. The Port’s over 30 tenants include Sierra Pacific Industries, Walmart, UNFI and Dick’s Brewing Company.


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