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Arlington County Auditor Seeks Resident Suggestions, Concerns

Jessica TuckerArlington County’s new independent auditor, Jessica Tucker, is seeking suggestions from residents.

In a press release, below, the county says it has set up a form for resident suggestions of programs or services that should be reviewed — or ideas for improving county government efficiency, transparency and accountability.

The form asks how the suggestion would benefit the county, with the following options:

  • Cost savings
  • Improved service delivery
  • Revenue enhancement
  • Increased efficiency
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Risk mitigation

From the press release:

County Auditor Jessica A. Tucker is calling on residents with specific concerns to use the newly created online Audit Suggestion Form for potential reviews of County programs and services — or just to suggest improvements in County efficiency, transparency and accountability.

The County Board created the Auditor post last year to bolster existing County internal audit functions. Tucker operates independently of departments and reports directly to the Board.

“The suggestion form is a new initiative and we would like the input of as many people as possible,” Tucker says. “We are looking for ideas that will help improve service delivery, identify cost savings and enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the County’s programs and services.”

Tucker adds that providing contact information on the form is strictly optional.

To help develop the Auditor’s annual work plan, the Board also established an Audit Committeemade up of two Board members, three citizen members, the County Manager and the Director of the Department of Management and Finance. That panel held its first meeting in March.

The Audit Suggestion Form can be found on the County website along with Audit Committee meeting materials and details on Tucker’s background.

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