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Posted on: May 30, 2013

[ARCHIVED] City of Revelstoke Press Release

The City of Revelstoke was notified by Basia Ruta, Auditor General for Local Government, that it has been selected for a performance audit on operational procurement. This is the first round of audits to be performed by the newly created Auditor General for Local Governments in British Columbia.
This audit will examine Revelstoke’s effectiveness of achieving value for money in process of buying equipment and supplies for its operations. Other communities scoped for procurement audits include City of Vernon, Corporation of Delta, Comox Valley Regional District, Fraser-Fort George Regional District and District of West Vancouver.
Last year, as part of its 2013 Goals setting, Council committed to encouraging a review of municipal audit with the newly appointed municipal office . In support of Council’s commitment the Chief Administrative Officer, Tim Palmer, attended an Audit Development Planning Workshop with the Auditor General for Local Government in February.
In commenting on this review Palmer stated “We are pleased that the Auditor General has chosen Revelstoke for this audit on operational procurement. Revelstoke is one of the few communities that embraced the audit process upon the Province’s initial announcement. We expect that we will learn from the process and that the findings will help us make improvements that facilitate our quest for bring the best value for our citizens.”
This announcement is part of the first phase of a four phase auditing process. KPMG has been contracted by the Auditor General for Local Government to conduct the performance audit. The City of Revelstoke will be receiving additional information describing the process of the planning phase that will finalize the scope of the audit examination at a later date.
The Chair of the Finance Committee, Councilor Steve Bender, commented that: “I look forward to this audit as another positive step in improving city operations.” It will complement other City operations review currently underway and our commitment to continuous improvement.”
Revelstoke’s audit on operational procurement is to be completed and publish before March 31, 2014.

More information on the Auditor General for Local Government can be found at .

For Further Information Contact;
Tim Palmer, Chief Administrative Officer, 250-837-2911

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