Garland City Council Names New City Auditor
The Garland City Council appointed Jedson M. Johnson as Garland’s City Auditor at their Jan. 21 regular meeting. Mr. Johnson has served as Interim City Auditor since October 2013, following the departure of Craig Hametner.
“I and the City Council are very proud that Jed Johnson is our new City Auditor,” said Garland Mayor Douglas Athas. “He brings excellent professional and people skills to the position. Unlike most cities, the Garland City Auditor works directly for the Council, which allows Mr. Johnson an independence when performing audits that directly benefit the residents. His previous experience with the department enables him to fit seamlessly in the position and continue the outstanding work the department provides to residents and the city. We are very excited to have Jed working to help us be an accountable, efficient city.”
Mr. Johnson began his City of Garland career as a staff auditor in 2006, was promoted to Senior Auditor in 2008, and was named the Assistant City Auditor in March 2013. Garland’s Internal Audit Department conducts independent and objective audits to assure efficiency and effectiveness of organizational operations. Such audits include recommendations intended to promote risk awareness, accountability, and to safeguard assets. The department conducts quality control reviews and risk assessments throughout the organization, according to an annual audit plan. Additionally, all new managers within the organization receive training to recognize and prevent fraud and waste.
Mr. Johnson has previously served as an auditor and accountant with the Dallas County Auditor’s Office, as well as in the private sector.
Mr. Johnson and his wife, Jenny, have two young children. Mr. Johnson is an active member of his church where his father pastors.
Garland’s City Charter requires the Garland City Council to appoint a City Manager, City Attorney, City Secretary, City Auditor and Municipal Judges.