Seattle City Council seeking audit committee candidates

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Councilmember Jean Godden

Seattle City Council seeking audit committee candidates
Two public representative positions open

Seattle – City Councilmember and Budget Committee chair Jean Godden announced today two open positions on the newly formed Audit Committee. This committee was established by Ordinance 123622 to assist the Office of the City Auditor bring about more open, accountable, performance-driven, and results-oriented government.  It is intended to be insulated from political pressures and influences in order to provide an independent opinion on the performance of City departments and programs. 

The composition of the five-member Audit Committee will be as follows:

  • Seattle City Council Finance and Budget Committee Chair.
  • An executive branch representative.
  • Three public members who are not employed by the City of Seattle (two appointed by the Council; one by the Mayor).

Potential duties of Audit Committee include:

  • Review and comment on the City Auditor’s work program.
  • Monitor the City Auditor’s audit results and follow-up activity by departments to implement audit recommendations.
  • Comment on the City Auditor’s annual report to the Mayor and the City Council.
  • Review and provide input to the City Council regarding reappointing the Auditor.

The Council will consider candidates for its two public member positions who have relevant expertise or experience in the following areas:  program evaluation, law, specialized quantitative analysis, government or private sector performance audit experience, or other relevant skills.  Committee members are not compensated for their time.

Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and resume to Councilmember Jean Godden by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6, 2011.

Applications can be emailed to or mailed to the following address:

Councilmember Jean Godden
Seattle City Hall
PO Box 34025
Seattle, WA 98124-4025

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