|Financial Audit Division Report 07-24||Released September 13, 2007|
ClearWay Minnesota’s internal controls were adequate, and the organization complied with material finance-related legal provisions related to financial management, grant expenses, and payroll. However, we identified some concerns with other expenses.
This report contains three findings related to internal control and other expenses.Findings:
Clearway Minnesota was originally named the Minnesota Partnership for Action Against Tobacco (MPAAT). It was incorporated as a Minnesota nonprofit corporation on September 21, 1998, under Minnesota Statutes Chapter 317A. MPAAT was created with a limited 25-year life. Its mission is to enhance life in Minnesota by reducing tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke through research, action, and collaboration. In August 2006, MPAAT changed its name to ClearWay Minnesota. The corporation is under the direction of a 19-member board of directors. ClearWay funds its operations through the tobacco settlement and associated investment earnings.