Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Kiser officially submits letter

Yesterday we broke the story about Knox County Audit Committee member Mary Kiser stepping down from the panel, a month after members decided they wanted to get rid of county internal auditor Richard Walls. (Right smack here for that bad boy.)

This morning, Mary sent over her official resignation letter. Committee members after the meeting tried to persuade her from quitting, but she wasn't having any of that. Right smack here for her letter.

Personally, and as a taxpayer, I was kind of hoping she would reconsider.

Anyhoo, the letter contains much of what we reported yesterday. Kiser was upset that committee chairman Joe Carcello didn't meet with her to discuss the proposed termination, and that he didn't give Walls enough warning.

County officials more than likely will move to fill her spot on the 5-member panel in the coming weeks. They'll solicit the East Tennessee Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors for a recommendation, and then probably take it to the committee from there.

In the meantime, the Knox County Commissioner will talk more about the matter during its work session on Monday.

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