The Meigs County Mayor's Office and Department of finance have been recognized for a clean audit by the Tennessee Comptroller's Office.
District 22 State Rep. Dan Howell (R Cleveland) presented the certificate to Meigs County Mayor Bill James recently at the County Courthouse.
"This is a significant achievement and Meigs County residents should be pleased with the way their elected leaders are taking care of their tax dollars" Rep.
State Senator Mike Bell,(R Riceville) who also represents Meigs County, noted that "a clean audit indicates that county leaders and elected officials have committed to strong internal controls and accountability."
Tennessee Comptroller Justin Wilson commended the two state lawmakers for supporting the General Assembly's strong operational environment for local governments. "It's one reason why the S&P global rating has named Tennessee as one of just three states with an overall rating of "very strong" on its institutional framework for local governments" Wilson said. "I believe
your policy decisions are having a significant impact on improving audit results across the state."
Rep. Howell represents Meigs, Polk and part of Bradley Counties and is chairman of the House Transportation Committee. He is also a member of the Judiciary and Government operations Committees.
Senator Bell represents Senate District 9 which includes Meigs, Polk, part of Bradley, as well as McMinn and Monroe Counties. He is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and is also a member of the Senate Government Operations and Senate Education Committies.