Letter from the Auditor
This month I was grateful to spend time learning from community members about their experiences with government and their County-related concerns. I participated in Race Talks' February 12th event, Engaging Democracy, at the Kennedy School. I connected with attendees on how the County auditing process works, the scope of my office and duties, and how to maximize involvement in governmental processes. On February 24th, I attended a Town Hall hosted by the Q Center and other organizations to hear people’s experiences and concerns about hate-based crimes reported by LGBTQI+ people in the Portland area over the last few weeks. As many as 500 people attended this town hall. I greatly appreciated participants sharing their feelings, experiences, and strategies for keeping safe and for addressing this violence systemically and as a community. I look forward to connecting with community members throughout the year. Read on to learn more about my office's participation in the Justice Reinvestment Summit, opportunities to become a member of the Board of County Commissioners Audit Committee, and the upcoming presentation of the County Ethical Culture Survey.
Justice Reinvestment Summit
Apply to sit on the BOCC Audit Committee
The Committee is the county's agent in assuring the independence of the county's external auditors, the integrity of management, and the adequacy of disclosures to the public. Applications will be accepted through March 22, 2019. Learn more about the Audit Committee and complete an application.
March Presentations at the Board of County Commissioners Meetings
March 21: County Ethical Culture Survey
Meetings take place at the BOCC Board Room, located on the first floor of the Multnomah Building: 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd.