The ALGA Publications Committee is pleased to announce that Angela Owens, Simone Rede, and Brian Evans from the Office of the Metro Auditor, Metro Regional Government, OR is the winner of the 2019 Outstanding Contribution to the Local Government Auditing Quarterly. Their article “Auditing Culture: Touchy, Feely Effective” published in the Summer 2018 - Auditing Ethics & Culture issue, tells their story of auditing organizational culture at the Oregon Zoo.
The award winners will be recognized at the ALGA Annual Conference in Kansas City, MO on May 6, 2019. Thank you to the volunteer judges for your support; this program would not be possible without the commitment of ALGA’s member organizations!
Award Purpose and Presentation
Annually, ALGA and the Publications Committee coordinate the Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Quarterly. Award winners are selected from among the previous year's contributors to the Local Government Auditing Quarterly (LGAQ) via a two-part article selection and scoring process.
The purpose of the Award is to recognize an article published in the LGAQ that makes a noteworthy contribution to the field of auditing. It recognizes articles that educate fellow auditors on new and innovative audit practices and techniques, share experiences and lessons learned, and provide insight into the field of auditing with clarity and eloquence.
The Award for Outstanding Contribution is presented at the ALGA conference by the Publications Committee Chair and/or the LGAQ Editor. In addition, the author and the winning article are featured in the awards announcement email.
All ALGA members who submitted an article for publication in the LGAQ, excluding Publications Committee members, are eligible to receive the Outstanding Contribution Award annually. Winners are ineligible for the following year’s consideration.
Articles need not be submitted or nominated by an individual author or an audit organization to be considered for the Award. The Publications Committee members nominate a group of articles for review and selection by an independent panel of Award judges.
The evaluation criteria are comprised of four scoring categories:
Previous Award Winners