In this edition of the IG News, we highlight the activities and accomplishments of some current and former members of the Association’s Board of Directors. As President of the Association, I am honored to work with such a distinguished and dedicated Board. All Board Members are deeply committed and passionate about building and supporting the inspector general community. Board members featured include Robert Clift – Inspector General for the Florida Department of Transportation; Joseph Ferguson – City of Chicago Inspector General; Matthew Harris – Special Agent for the United States Postal Service; Ed Quatrevaux – City of New Orleans Inspector General; Sheryl Steckler – Palm Beach County, Florida Inspector General; Stephen Street, Inspector General for the State of Louisiana; and Betty Vega, former Naval Inspector General for the Pacific Fleet.
I would also like to take a moment to recognize Christopher Mazzella, Inspector General of Miami-Dade County, Florida, who retired after 14 years of service to the county. Over the years, Chris has been a stalwart of the inspector general community and strong supporter of the Association. Congratulations Chris on a job well done.
Finally, I want to report that this month, the Association held its first video-conference Board of Directors meeting over the Internet. Traditionally, the Board met in person, twice a year at our semi-annual conferences. In these financially challenging times, however, the Association decided to hold one of our semi-annual meetings electronically. I am pleased to report that the video-conference was very successful, and we were able to conduct all of the Association’s business in two sessions over a two day period. We are looking toward the use of video-conferencing and webinars in order to expand the services we can bring to our members. You will be hearing more about these initiatives in the coming months.