Happy Friday from the Mendelson Post! This time last week we were recovering from our feasts giving thanks for food, friends, and family. This week’s Friday isn’t as festive, but it is still an occasion to be thankful: thankful for government accountability and stewardship! Yesterday afternoon, Phil swore in former Councilmember Kathy Patterson as DC Auditor.
The watchdog charged with providing objective, independent reviews of District government agencies and programs to the Council, the Office of the District of Columbia Auditor is an important part of the District’s government system of checks and balances. Vacant since May after former auditor Yolanda Branche departed the office, Phil nominated Kathy Patterson for the position in October and she was successfully confirmed last month.
Kathy Patterson, a former Councilmember and colleague of Phil’s, represented Ward 3 on the Council from 1995-2007. She will begin her term as Auditor later this month.