Hugh J. Dorrian

Hugh J. Dorrian became Treasurer of the City of Columbus in 1966 and three years later was appointed City Auditor. A Certified Public Accountant, Dorrian majored in accounting and earned a degree in business administration from The Ohio State University.

Under Dorrian's leadership, the City Auditor's Office has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 35th consecutive year from the Government Finance Officers Association of United States and Canada .

While serving as your Auditor, some of the numerous individual awards he has received have included:   

  • Borromean Medal for Distinguished Alumni Achievement, St Charles Preparatory School
  • Outstanding Local Public Service Award, School of Public Policy and Management-The Ohio State University
  • Minority/Female Business Advocate Award from City of Columbus Equal Business Opportunity Department
  • Ethics in Government Award, Ohio Government Finance Officers’ Association.
  • Lifetime achievement award from the Ohio Government Finance Officers’ Association.
  • Inducted into the City of Columbus Hall of Fame in 2012.
  • 2014 Hall of Fame Recipient , National Management Association
  • Far too many to list!

In addition to serving in public office, Mr. Dorrian was also a lecturer at The Ohio State University graduate school of Public Policy and Management, now known as the The John Glenn School of Public Affairs, teaching “Governmental and Non-profit Accounting” during the academic years spanning 1984-2006.