The State Auditor’s Office has named the North Dakota Mill and Elevator Association as the recipient of its Stewardship Award. This award celebrates excellence in auditing and is given to entities the State Auditor’s Office has worked with conducting audits.
“For over a decade the North Dakota Mill and Elevator has not had an area of concern identified from our office,” said Audit Manager Robyn Hoffmann. “The staff takes a proactive approach to prepare for an audit, and they are committed to implementing changes as standards evolve.”
The North Dakota Mill and Elevator is the only state-owned flour mill in the nation. State law requires 50% of the Mill and Elevator profits to be deposited into the state’s general fund. In fiscal year 2021, 6.4-million-dollars was transferred to that fund.
“Our office applauds the long-term commitment of the Mill and Elevator Association to serving the taxpayers of North Dakota,” said State Auditor Joshua Gallion. “We appreciate the dedication of each employee and their commitment to improving government.”
Criteria for the Stewardship Award includes no significant deficiencies that are identified, no ethical or financial concerns, and a strong commitment to serving the taxpayers of North Dakota. This is the second Stewardship Award presented since the inception of the award in December of 2020 with the award being given to the City of Devils Lake.