The ALGA Publications Committee is pleased to announce that Mr.
Colin Stuart-Morse of the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General is the
winner of the 2016 Outstanding Contribution to the Local Government Auditing Quarterly. His article “An Audit of Water Service
Accounts in Chicago: Divining Findings in Unexpected Places,” published in the Spring 2016—Auditing Utilities issue,
thoroughly explains how alternative audit methods were developed when records
and operational reality were not as expected.
This article was chosen from many exceptional articles submitted for publication in 2016. It was selected by the judges due to the usefulness and applicability of the information to anyone who carefully plans fieldwork, but encounters unanticipated situations along the way. The judges specifically noted, “Written in a storytelling manner, this article provided a thoughtful, well-explained approach to audit methods.” “This article was clear, concise and highlights the importance of ‘out-of-the box’ approaches to auditing.” “Relevant to cities that have decades of infrastructure.”
ALGA would also like to recognize Ms. Kelly Crosby, formerly of the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, with an Honorable Mention for her article “Transitioning from a Non-Audit to an Audit: Campus Policy.” This article, published in the Summer 2016—Auditing Education issue, was noted as providing an excellent example of how a non-audit service can be transitioned into an audit.
The award winners will be recognized at the ALGA Annual Conference in Atlanta on May 22, 2017. Thank you to the volunteer judges for your support; this program would not be possible without the commitment of ALGA’s member organizations!