The ALGA Publications Committee is
pleased to announce that Timothy M. O’Brien of the City and County of Denver’s
Office of the Auditor is the winner of the 2017 Outstanding Contribution to the Local
Government Auditing Quarterly. His article “Marijuana Policy in Denver,” published in the Winter 2017--Auditing New Initiatives issue, detailed how his
office tackled the largely untested audit waters of legalized recreational marijuana
This article was chosen from many
exceptional articles submitted for publication in 2017. The judges specifically
noted, “Very good piece about how to audit something with a lack of
established or contradictory criteria.” “Great example of how taking it back to
the basics can be the solution to auditing something that seems otherwise
impossible to audit.” “Fantastic tie-in to the public's intent for how the
funds should be spent and examples of the methodology used to show it.”
ALGA would also like to recognize Will Testell, formerly with the City of Minneapolis Internal Audit Department, with an Honorable Mention for his article “Auditing Modern Body Camera Programs.” This article, published in the Winter 2017--Auditing New Initiatives issue, was noted as significant because of its sensitivity, media and public attention, and newness of these types of programs.
The award winners will be recognized at the ALGA Annual Conference in Colorado Springs on May 7, 2018. Thank you to the volunteer judges for your support; this program would not be possible without the commitment of ALGA’s member organizations!