FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 2, 2023
Contact: Audit Committee Staff Nhia Vang, 651-266-8566
Community Advisor Vacancy Notice for the Saint Paul City Council Audit Committee
SAINT PAUL (MN) – Today, the Saint Paul City Council Audit Committee is reaching out to the public to serve as a Community Advisor and seeking applications to fill one Community Advisor appointment. Saint Paul residents are encouraged to apply and serve as one of four members of the community. To learn more about the work of the Committee, you are encouraged to visit www.stpaul.gov/auditcommittee.
The mission of the Audit Committee is “to evaluate the performance of City functions, programs and processes to build public trust and ensure outstanding service delivery, transparency and accountability.”
“As a Council, it is our responsibility to ensure that we’re making the best use of every dollar to provide outstanding public services. The audit function is a crucial way to accomplish this oversight,” said Co-chair Rebecca Noecker.
Saint Paul residents who are interested in serving in an advisory role to the Audit Committee meet once monthly to provide guidance throughout its annual audit process through the completion of each study. The community advisor will serve a three-year term. Retiring committee member Ellen Brown applied to be on the Audit Committee when it was first announced and has fully served her term from 2020 to 2023. “It’s been an interesting way to help the city assess, and hopefully, improve various aspects of its work." The ideal applicant should have a deep interest in making Saint Paul City government work well for residents. Starting today Monday, October 2,2023, applicants can apply by filling out the on-line application (https://rb.gy/gmuld). The application form closes on Monday, October 16, 2023, at 4:30 PM CST.
The Audit Committee was formed as part of the City Council Organizational Committee’s 2019 work plan. According to Co-chair Jane Prince, “In my experience, audits performed by City Council have been one of the most effective tools in providing strong and effective governance.” Currently, the Audit Committee has a second study underway that is being conducted by Baker Tilly LLC to review and develop a process mapping of real estate development projects and the services developers received from City departments. Upon completion, the study will be presented to the City Council and shared with the Mayor and Department Directors and residents.