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Akron, Ohio

Mayor Horrigan to Seek Independent Audit of Service Contract with Oriana House

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City of Akron Press Release
From the desk of Ellen Lander Nischt, Press Secretary
Published: 01-16-2017

Akron, Ohio, January 16, 2017 – Today Mayor Dan Horrigan made public his plans to seek an independent audit of the contract between the City and Oriana House, Inc.— a non-profit community corrections and rehabilitation organization that provides confinement, chemical dependency and employment placement services and operates a work release program for individuals convicted of certain offenses through the Akron Municipal Court. 

 “As we, as a community, strive to build collaborative, effective solutions to combat opiate addiction, my priority has always been to provide the victims of addiction with safe, healthy environments in which to recover and generate real opportunities for those individuals to turn their lives around and contribute fully to society.” 

 

“Furthermore, from my first day in office, my administration has been systematically re-evaluating each of our significant long-standing relationships and agreements to make sure we are achieving the maximum benefit for our citizens,” Mayor Horrigan said.  “It is critical that Akron residents have full confidence that their public dollars are being well spent.  For these collective reasons, I have asked my staff to see that the City’s contract with Oriana House is subjected to a full, independent audit.” 

In addition to the independent audit, Mayor Horrigan also expressed his intention to re-evaluate the process through which these services are awarded.  “As we look to the future, we will be critically examining our procedures and contracting criteria with fresh eyes, to ensure fairness and transparency throughout the process,” Mayor Horrigan said.

Additional details about the audit will be made public as they become available.

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For further information, contact:
Ellen Lander Nischt
Press Secretary / Assistant Director of Law
166 South High Street, Suite 200
Akron, Ohio 44308

Phone: (330) 375-2325
E-mail: [email protected]

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