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Knighton Award

2016 Knighton Award Winners

The Knighton Award recognizes the best performance audit reports of the preceding year. The Awards Committee is pleased to announce the 2016 Knighton Award winning reports. The following reports were recognized for their excellence for calendar year 2016:


Extra Small Shops (1 to 2 auditors)

EXEMPLARYCity of Bowling Green, KY, Internal Auditor’s Office

Audit of Fleet Technician Efficiency

DISTINGUISHED: City of Santa Fe, NM, Internal Audit Department
Performance Audit of Temporary and Seasonal Employees

DISTINGUISHED: City of Riverside, CA, Internal Audit Division
Public Works Wastewater Collection System Asset Management


Small Shops (3 to 5 auditors)

EXEMPLARY: City of Durham, NC, Audit Services Department
Department of Public Works Street Maintenance

DISTINGUISHED: Clark County, WA, Clark County Auditor’s Office
Audit of High Risk Material Management

DISTINGUISHED: Metro Regional Government, OR, Office of the Metro Auditor
Community Planning and Development Grants


Medium Audit Shop (6 to 10 auditors)

EXEMPLARY: City of Oakland, CA, Oakland City Auditor
Performance Audit of the City of Oakland Rent Adjustment Program

DISTINGUISHED: City of Scottsdale, AZ, City Auditor’s Office
Destination Marketing Contract

DISTINGUISHED: Multnomah County, OR, Multnomah County Auditor’s Office
Animal Services Audit


Large Audit Shop (11 to 15 auditors)

EXEMPLARY: City of San Jose, CA, Office of the City Auditor
The Apartment Rent Ordinance: Additional Investment, Improved Processes, and Strategic Resource Deployment Needed to Better Serve Tenants and Landlords

DISTINGUISHED: City of Portland, OR, Audit Services Division, Office of the City Auditor
City Council Grants: No competition and limited oversight

DISTINGUISHED: City & County of Honolulu, HI, Office of the City Auditor
Audit of the City’s Paratransit Services


Extra Large Audit Shop (16+ auditors)

EXEMPLARY: City of Austin, TX, Office of the City Auditor
Audit of the Austin Police Department’s Handling of Complaints

DISTINGUISHED: City of Philadelphia, PA, Office of the Controller
Philadelphia Fire Department – PFD Needs to Reconsider Its Brownout and Rotation Policies

DISTINGUISHEDCitof San Diego, CA, Office of the City Auditor
Performance Audit of the City’s Programs Responsible for Pedestrian Safety



See the descriptions of all the reports, including a list of past winners here: Past Winners

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Recognizing the Winners

The award winners will be recognized at the ALGA Annual Conference in Atlanta on May 22, 2017.

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Thank you to the Judges and Awards Committee Volunteers!
ALGA’s Awards Program would not be possible without the commitment of ALGA’s member organizations. I would like to thank the following organizations for supporting the Awards Program with volunteer judges and committee members:

  • City and County of San Francisco, CA, Office of the Controller-City Services Auditor
  • City of Anaheim, CA, Audit Division
  • City of Austin, TX, Office of the City Auditor
  • City of Berkeley, CA, Office of the City Auditor
  • City of Buffalo, NY, Department of Audit and Control
  • City of Calgary, AB, City Auditor's Office
  • City of Chicago, IL, Office of Inspector General
  • City of Corpus Christi, TX, City Auditor's Office
  • City of Durham, NC, Audit Services Department
  • City of Long Beach, CA, Long Beach City Auditor's Office
  • City of Portland, OR, Audit Services Division, Office of the City Auditor
  • City of Riverside, CA, Internal Audit Department
  • City of San Diego, CA, Office of the City Auditor
  • City of San Jose, CA, Office of the City Auditor
  • City of Seattle, WA, Office of the City Auditor
  • City of Shreveport, LA, Internal Audit Office
  • City of Toronto, ON, Auditor General's Office
  • City of Wilmington, DE, City Auditor's Office
  • Coast Community College District, CA, Internal Audit Department
  • Contra Costa County, CA, Internal Audit Division
  • Fulton County Schools, GA, Department of Internal Audit
  • Johnson County, KS, Audit Services
  • King County, WA, King County Auditor's Office
  • Milwaukee County, WI, Audit Services Division
  • Oakland County, MI, Oakland County Compliance Office
  • Orange County Public Schools, FL, Internal Audit Department
  • San Diego Unified Port District, CA, Office of the Port Auditor
  • Washington County, OR, County Auditor
  • Wyandotte County, KS, Office of the Legislative Auditor
  • Washington, DC Office of the District of Columbia Auditor

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Participation Opportunities

The judges and members of the Awards Program Committee rotate periodically. We are always looking for volunteers. If you or someone in your audit shop might be interested in serving as a judge or committee member for the 2017/18 awards year, please contact me.

Thank you!

Lisa Monteiro
ALGA Awards Program Committee Chair
Email: 
Phone: (714) 765-5332