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Knighton Award Winners

2019 Knighton Award Winners

The ALGA Awards Program Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Knighton Awards! The Knighton Awards recognize the best performance audit reports of the year. The following reports were recognized for their excellence for calendar year 2019. Since we could not honor winners in person this year, the winning offices shared selfies with their awards

Extra Small Audit Shop (1 to 2 auditors)

EXEMPLARY 
City of Carrollton, TX, Internal Audit
2018 Fire Department Overtime Expense Review

DISTINGUISHED 
City of College Station, TX, City Internal Audit Office
Parkland Dedication Audit

Small Audit Shop (3 to 5 auditors)

EXEMPLARY 
City of Virginia Beach, VA, Office of the City Auditor
Audit of the Virginia Beach Community Development Corporation

DISTINGUISHED 
City of Denton, TX, Internal Audit Department
Audit of Roadway Quality Management

DISTINGUISHED 
Clark County, WA, County Auditor’s Office
Performance Audit of Risk Management Function

Medium Audit Shop (6 to 10 auditors)

EXEMPLARY 
City of Berkeley, CA, City Auditor
911 Dispatchers: Understaffing Leads to Excessive 
Overtime and Low Morale

DISTINGUISHED 
City of Scottsdale, AZ, City Auditor's Office
Landfill Recycling Cost Review

DISTINGUISHED 
City of Sacramento, CA, Office of the City Auditor
Audit of City-Owned and Leased Real Property

Large Audit Shop (11 to 15 auditors)

EXEMPLARY
City of Portland, OR, Auditor’s Office
Police Overtime: Management is lax despite high overtime use

DISTINGUISHED 
City of Chicago, IL, Office of Inspector General
Chicago Low-Income Housing Trust Fund 
Housing Quality Inspections Audit

DISTINGUISHED 
King County, WA, County Auditor's Office
ICE Access to County Data Shows Privacy Program Gaps

Extra Large Audit Shop (16+ auditors)

EXEMPLARY
City of Toronto, ON, Auditor General’s Office
Review of Toronto Transit Commission’s Revenue 
Operations: Phase One – Fare Evasion and Fare Inspection

DISTINGUISHED 
City and County of San Francisco, CA, Controller’s Office
San Francisco Sheriff’s Department: Key Strategies 
Could Help the Sheriff Reduce Its Heavy Reliance on 
Overtime and Better Communicate Its Staffing Needs

DISTINGUISHED 
City and County of Denver, CO, Office of the Auditor
Denver Preschool Program

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, all award winners will be mailed their awards. Each award winner will take a selfie with their award and we will post the pictures on the Awards website. The list of award winners has been added to the Knighton Award Winners 2019-1995 document.

ALGA’s Awards Program would not be possible without the commitment of ALGA’s member organizations. We would like to thank the following organizations for supporting the Awards Program with volunteer judges and Awards Program Committee members:

  • Austin Independent School District, TX, Internal Audit
  • Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County, FL, Internal Audit
  • City and County of Denver, CO, Office of the Auditor
  • City and County of Honolulu, HI, Office of the City Auditor
  • City of Anaheim, CA, Audit Division
  • City of Asheville, NC, Internal Audit
  • City of Austin, TX, Office of the City Auditor
  • City of Buffalo, NY, Department of Audit and Control
  • City of Chicago, IL, Office of the Inspector General
  • City of Dallas, TX, Office of the City Auditor
  • City of Durham, NC, Audit Services Department
  • City of Hamilton, ON, Office of the City Auditor
  • City of Lewisville, TX, Financial Services
  • City of Long Beach, CA, Long Beach City Auditor's Office
  • City of Norfolk, VA, Office of the City Auditor
  • City of Oklahoma City, OK, Office of the City Auditor
  • City of Portland, OR, Auditor Office
  • City of Sacramento, CA, Office of the City Auditor
  • City of San Diego, CA, Office of the City Auditor
  • City of Scottsdale, AZ, Office of the City Auditor
  • City of Seattle, WA, Office of the City Auditor
  • City of Shreveport, LA, Internal Audit
  • Dekalb County, GA, Internal Audit
  • Deschutes County, OR, Department of Administration Services
  • Fairfax County Public Schools, VA, Office of the Auditor General
  • Hillsborough County, FL, Audit Department – Clerk and Comptroller
  • Johnson County, KS, Johnson County Audit Services
  • Las Vegas Visitors and Convention Authority, NV, Audit Services
  • Milwaukee County, WI, Audit Services Division
  • Multnomah County, OR, Office of the Auditor
  • Orange County Comptroller, FL, County Audit Division
  • Orange County Public Schools, FL, Internal Audit Department
  • Washington DC, Office of the DC Auditor

The Awards Program Committee is recruiting for new volunteer members! We are also always on the lookout for volunteer judges. If you or someone in your audit shop might be interested in serving as a judge or committee member for the 2020 awards year, please contact us.

Thank you!

Hannah Gardener, ALGA Awards Program Committee Chair
Sonal Patel, ALGA Awards Program Committee Vice Chair