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.
Meeting Calendar: The Audit Committee will meet weekly or alternate-weekly for 2 hours starting September 29, 2020 through completion of the Audit Report (anticipated date of September 2021). Meeting dates and times will be determined collaboratively once committee members are seated.
Meeting Location(s): Online via Microsoft Teams (subject to change)
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 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 will serve a three-year term.
- Council President Amy Brendmoen (ex-officio)
- Councilmember Jane Prince (co-chair)
- Councilmember Nelsie Yang
- Councilmember Rebecca Noecker (co-chair)
- Councilmember Dai Thao
- John McCarthy, Office of Financial Services Director
- Matt Larson, Innovation Director
- Three (3) Community Members (See below for more information about how to participate.)
Saint Paul Residency: Required
- Resolution 20-1110
- Link to Public Meeting (Audit Committee)
- Audit Committee Community Member Role Description & Application
Membership: Citizen involvement is critical and integral to how the Audit Committee plan, review and select audit projects. To be considered, please fill out the application form from the link above. The ideal community member should
- be able to attend the majority of the meetings,
- have a strong interest and desire in improving St. Paul, and
- have experience providing organizational oversight and/or conducting audits (helpful).