Mark Griffin

Mark D. Griffin
Inspector General
Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Mark D. Griffin serves as Cuyahoga County’s (“County”) second Inspector General (“IG”). Mark was appointed as IG by County Executive Armond Budish and was unanimously confirmed by County Council.   Mark was appointed on April 28, 2015 to fill an unexpired term ending June 30, 2016.  Subsequently, Mark was reappointed to a five (5) year term commencing July 1, 2016 and ending June 30, 2021. In his role as IG, Mark is responsible for investigating waste, fraud and abuse in the County, which has approximately five thousand (5,000) employees and a one point three billion ($1.3 billion) dollar annual budget.

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The Beat Goes on…Austin Training Conference Another Terrific Event

I am please to report that our 2017 annual training conference at the Austin Airport Hilton Hotel November 15-17, 2017, was a tremendous success!  After more than two years of planning, it was extremely gratifying to see that all of our hard work paid off. Thank you Texas!

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Photos from the Texas Training Conference

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John Jay College Students enrolled in the MPA-IO Program Thrive at the Austin Training Conference

The administrative offices of the national Association of Inspectors General are housed at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.  John Jay students enrolled in the Master of Public Administration in Inspection and Oversight (MPA-IO) Program (or as we like to call it “The IG Track”) work part-time for the Association and help run all of our programs.

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Texas Conference Agenda Covers the Broad Spectrum of Work IGs perform

One of the most important roles that our Local Planning Committee (LPC) plays in organizing our annual training conference is designing the agenda. This can be a daunting task because 1) we do not compensate our speakers or pay for their travel, and 2) we must offer a diverse program that appeals to people from a broad spectrum of state, local, federal, military and international IG offices. In addition, we want to showcase the work of the local IG community to ensure that the conference has both a regional as well as a national flavor.

The good news is that we have no shortage of distinguished IGs and professionals and academics within the IG community, who are eager to speak. The more difficult part is making sure we have a well-balanced program with presentations of interest to all our varied participants. The Texas LPC did a terrific job in crafting a dynamic and highly successful program.

For a copy of the complete agenda please click here.

To access password protected PowerPoint presentations from the conference click here.


Texas Chapter President Ray Acuna and Executive Director Phil Zisman

A Word from our Texas Local Planning Committee

By Wende M Young, CIGA, CICA

The Texas Chapter of the Association of Inspectors General (AIG) and the Texas Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) hosted the 2017 national AIG conference in November in the music capital of the world, Austin, Texas. The Local Planning Committee (LPC) of the Texas Chapter with help from AIG coordinated the event.

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