Arlington County Board members and the general public soon will be able to see what topics the government’s internal auditor plans to study over the coming year.
“A lot of members of the community . . . have suggested topics,” said board member John Vihstadt, who with colleague Erik Gutshall serves on the audit committee that oversees the work of auditor Chris Horton.
A draft “work plan” for Horton is expected to be sent to the County Board in coming weeks.
Over the past year, Horton has worked on audits related to fleet management and overtime within public-safety agencies. Some of the reports have been made public, others are awaiting distribution.
Horton in 2016 was hired as auditor after the first occupant of that position left after six months to move to California. The position is just one of four staff slots reporting directly to County Board members, rather than through the county manager.