RCW 42.24.080 requires that claims presented for payment against municipal corporations, such as the Health District, are to be audited, before payment, by an Auditing Officer who is “elected or appointed pursuant to statute or, in the absence of statute, an appropriate charter provision, ordinance or resolution of the municipal corporation.”
The Board of Health complies with this requirement by resolution and last appointed Tracey Kellogg as the District’s Auditing Officer on February 13, 2018, by Board Resolution 18-04, attached in Exhibit A. Effective September 30, 2021, Tracey Kellogg will terminate her employment with the Health District. Consequently, Resolution 18-04 should be rescinded and a new Auditing Officer should be appointed by resolution.
Staff recommend by proposed Resolution 21-18 (attached as Exhibit B) that the Board of Health appoint Sara Centanni, CPA, as the District’s Auditing Officer. Ms. Centanni assumed the role of Finance Manager for the Health District, effective September 16, 2021. Ms. Centanni is a Washington State-licensed CPA, and has extensive experience in public accounting, local government, and financial institutions.