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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   
12/14/2009  2:57:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Tom Van Bronkhorst, Godden Office, 206-684-8807
Laura Lockard (206) 684-8159

Councilmember Jean Godden

Seattle City Council Appoints David Jones as City Auditor

SEATTLE – Today the Seattle City Council approved the appointment of Acting City Auditor David Jones to a full four-year term as Seattle City Auditor. Jones has been acting City Auditor since July of this year when former City Auditor Susan Cohen resigned to take a position with the federal government.

“I’m pleased the council has approved David Jones as City Auditor for a four year term. David will be a great leader and will help the auditor’s office rise to the next level of professionalism and public service to both the city and our citizens,” stated Councilmember Jean Godden.

Jones joined Seattle’s Office of City Auditor in April 1996. Before joining the City, Jones worked for two years with the State of Washington’s Office of Financial Management and 11 years with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) including a two-year tour with GAO’s Latin America office in the Republic of Panama.

Since joining the City Auditor’s office, Jones has led audits on many topics including police patrol officer staffing, use of federal grant funds, information systems security, indigent public defense services, cash handling operations, public participation processes, pedestrian and bicyclist mobility around and through construction sites and homeland security efforts. Jones received a Bachelor’s Degree from Haverford College and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Harvard University.

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