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Knighton Award
2013 Knighton Award Winners
The Knighton Award recognizes the best performance audit reports of the preceding year. The Awards Committee is pleased to announce the 2013 Knighton Award winning reports: 

Small Shop
Gold  Office of the City Auditor, City of Sacramento, CA
Audit of City Employee Supplemental Pay

Silver  Office of the City Auditor, City of Palo Alto, CA
Inventory Management Audit 

Bronze  Metro Office of the Auditor, OR
Tracking Transportation Project Outcomes: Light rail case studies suggest path to improved planning

Medium Shop
Office of the City Auditor, City of Oakland, CA 
Non-Interference in Administrative Affairs Performance Audit FY 2009-10 - FY 2011-12 

Office of the City Auditor, City of Portland, OR 
Portland's Fiscal Sustainability and Financial Condition: Long-term Financial Position Needs Attention

Bronze  Office of the City Auditor, City and County of Honolulu, HI
Audit of the Real Property Assessment Division 

Large Shop

Gold  City of Philadelphia, PA Office of the Controller 
Review of Provisional Ballots Cast in the 2012 Presidential Election

Silver  Office of the Auditor, City and County of Denver, CO
Medical Marijuana Licensing

Bronze  Office of the City Auditor, City of San Diego, CA 
Pothole Repair Operations

More information about each of these award winning reports

Additional Resources

See the list of Past Winners.
See the list of Additional Considered Reports.

Award-Related Articles from the LGAQ

  • Fall 2013 - An interview with Steve March on the Experience of Winning a 2012 Knighton Award   
  • Fall 2012 - What Were the Judges Thinking? A Behind the Scenes Look at the Knighton Award Rubric
  • Winter 2011 - Writing a (Knighton) Winning Report
  • Fall 2010 - Knighton Awards: Then and Now
  • Summer 2009 - Writing Effective Audit Reports

  • Knighton Award Winners
    Each award winning audit organization will receive:

    • An award presented during the ALGA Annual Conference;
    • A congratulatory letter, co-signed by the ALGA President and Awards Program Committee Chairperson, addressed to the Chief Audit Executive and an additional official requested by the award winner; and,
    • A press release announcing the award and its significance.

    The Gold award recipient from each category is provided the opportunity to share their report with ALGA members during a concurrent session at the Annual Conference. If the audit shop agrees to present their winning audit report at the 2014 ALGA Annual Conference, they will receive travel costs to the Annual Conference and one Conference registration. Please see the 2013 Knighton Award Information for complete details.