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The City of Portland, Oregon

Auditor Simone Rede

Promoting open and accountable government

Professional association says Portland audit among the best in 2016

The Association of Local Government Auditors selected City Council Grants: No competition and limited oversight for a Distinguished Knighton Award. Congratulations to Senior Management Auditor Kari Guy and her colleagues for putting together an audit worthy of recognition in 2016. The award will be presented at the association's annual conference in May in Atlanta, Georgia. 

The judges found the audit was “a thorough and well-documented examination of an issue that affects a broad swath of the public. In particular, the audit used effect consistently to clarify for the readers why the findings mattered to policymakers and citizens.”

The association is based in Lexington, Kentucky, and represents 300 local government audit organizations in the U.S. and Canada. Knighton Awards are given annually to one exemplary and usually two distinguished audits per category, which are based on the number of auditors in an office. The City of Portland is considered a large audit shop, which is defined as 11 to 15 auditors. Judges from peer organizations determined City Council Grants was among the best performance audits produced last year. 

-- Mary Hull Caballero