Per Res 20-1110, the City Council voted at its August 12, 2020 meeting to establish the creation of a Saint Paul City Council Audit Committee.
Mission: The Saint Paul City Council Audit Committee’s mission is to evaluate the financial and program performance of City departments to build public trust and ensure outstanding service delivery, transparency and accountability.
Charge of the Audit Committee: With input from the community and city staff, the committee will select a topic based on the potential impact an audit could have on improving the City’s efficiency and effectiveness, interview and select consultants to perform the audit, and monitor the work of the consultants throughout the process. The Audit Committee will present a final report to the City Council and Administration on its findings. The Committee may, from time to time, request an update from the Administration on its progress toward recommendations from previous audits and update the Council accordingly.
The Council President will appoint up to four (4) Councilmembers who will be guided by an Advisory Group made up of the City's Finance Director and Innovation Director, and up to three (3) members of the public who are Saint Paul residents. These Advisors will serve a three-year term.
- Council President Amy Brendmoen (ex-officio)
- Councilmember Rebecca Noecker (co-chair)
- Councilmember Jane Prince (co-chair)
- Councilmember Dai Thao
Community Advisors (See below for more information about the Community Member Role Description & Application.)
- Ellen T. Brown (Term: October 13, 2020 to October 13, 2023)
- Dana M. DeMaster (Term: April 6, 2022 to April 6, 2025)
- Stephanie D. Dilworth (Term: April 6, 2022 to April 6, 2025)
- James Farnsworth (Term: April 6, 2022 to April 6, 2025)
Meeting Calendar: Starting February 2022, the Audit Committee will meet from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM once monthly on either the 1st or 2nd Monday (if a holiday falls on the 1st Monday). (NOTE: Dates and times are subjected to change so please check here for specific meetings that are of interest).
Meeting Location(s): Hybrid meeting (both in-person and virtually via Microsoft Teams) and subject to change; interested parties should contact Audit Committee staff.