The role of the Douglas County Audit Committee is to maintain oversight of the auditing function, for both internal and external audits, resulting in increased integrity and efficiency of the audit processes for the County and the County's system of internal controls and financial reporting. The committee has four primary characteristics for it to successfully fulfill its obligations: independence, communication, accountability, and oversight.
The Douglas County Audit Committee shall be comprised of five (5) members: one (1) member from the Board of County Commissioners and four (4) members from the public at-large. 1. One (1) member of the Douglas County Audit Committee will be selected from the Board of County Commissioners. The board member shall be selected each January when the Board of County Commissioners addresses board and commission assignments and shall serve for one (1) year. 2. The four (4) members at-large of the Douglas County Audit Committee will be interviewed and selected by the Board of County Commissioners. These members should have experience in financial services, public accounting, and/or governmental auditing, and current knowledge of public laws and regulations governing an Audit Committee. The terms shall be for staggered four (4) year terms with two (2) of the members’ terms expiring on alternate two (2) year periods.
David Maxwell, Chair
Maureen Casey, Vice-Chair
Teresa Froncek Rankin