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Audit Advisory Board

Purpose

The Audit Advisory Board supports the City Council’s Government Performance and Finance Committee in carrying out its audit advisory, oversight and liaison functions. 
  

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensuring coordination of audit needs of the City Council and the work of independent auditors retained by the City to audit City programs, functions, and activities
  • Making audit management recommendations to the City Council
  • Seeking qualified independent auditors to perform such audits
  • Acting as a liaison between the City Council and the office of the City Manager with regard to audits of City programs, functions, and activities that are not under the direction of the City Council.

Composition of Membership

The Audit Advisory Board consists of each member of the City Council sitting on the Government Performance and Finance Committee, two members of the Tacoma Public Utilities (TPU) Board, and one person knowledgeable in government performance and financial auditing, public administration, and government financial and fiscal practices. The Chair of the Government Performance and Finance Committee serves as Chair of the Board.
 

Current Members

 

Government Performance and Finance Committee Members

Chair Joe Lonergan, Vice Chair Marty Campbell, Anders Ibsen, Robert Thoms
(Alternate: Mayor Marilyn Strickland)

Tacoma Public Utilities Board Members

Woodrow Jones, Karen Larkin

Citizen Member

Jeff Ball
 

Terms of Members

Members representing the Government Performance and Finance Committee will serve during their terms on the Government Performance and Finance Committee.  Members representing the TPU Board will serve a term as determined by the TPU Board. The Citizen member will serve a two-year term, but the term will not expire until a successor is appointed.
 

Meeting Schedule

The Audit Advisory Board will meet as often as necessary, but must meet at least four times each year. These meetings are typically scheduled with regularly scheduled Government Performance and Finance Committee meetings. These meetings take place on the first, third, and fifth Wednesdays of each month at 4:30 PM.

 

Agendas and Minutes

Agendas and minutes for the Audit Advisory Board are included with the minutes for the Government Performance and Finance Committee and are designated as "Joint Meeting with the Audit Advisory Board."
 

Establishing Legislation

Resolution number 36620 (August 16, 2005) established the Audit Advisory Board.

Day and Time

Meetings for 2017 : February 15, June 7, October 4, December 6 at 4:30 PM 

 

Location

Tacoma Municipal Building

747 Market Street
Room 245

Tacoma, WA 98402

 

Staff Contacts

Executive Liaison

Andy Cherullo

(253) 591-5800

 

Scheduling and Coordination

David Nash-Mendez

(253) 591-5116

 

Clerical Support

Jennifer Beauchamp

(253) 591-5505