Board Details and Roster
Ordinance No. 13-32
The purpose of the Audit Committee is to assist the City Auditor and advise City Council on matters relating to the City’s fiscal soundness, compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, management of the citywide risk environment and performance of internal and external auditors. The Audit Committee may, at the specific request of the Mayor or Colorado Springs Utilities Chief Executive Officer and other, provide assistance or advice with the approval of City Council.
Number of Members: The Audit Committee will be composed of at least two members of City Council and three members from the business community.
Length of Terms: Staggered three-year terms
Frequency of Meetings: 3rd Thursday of every month, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Pikes Peak Room, City Hall
Committee Members Bios
Councilmember and President Pro-tem Tom Strand
After retiring from JAG, he returned to Colorado Springs in 2005 and served his community by participating on numerous committees, councils and commissions, including the District 11 Citizen’s Bond Review Committee. He also served as vice president and president of the District 11 Board of Education.
Currently, Tom is serving as treasurer on the Global Village Academy Charter School Board, a K-8th grade language immersion school, volunteers as a business mentor with the Colorado Springs Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) and as a facilitator for the Food 4 Thought organization. He has also served as treasurer for the Trails and Open Space Coalition (TOSC), and as chairman of the Colorado Springs Human Relations Commission and as a board member of the Pikes Peak Restorative Justice Council.
Tom and his wife Shannon have two daughters and a son, and five grandchildren.
When not working for the City or volunteering, you’ll find Tom and Shannon enjoying our beautiful outdoors—hiking, biking, fishing and playing golf.
Councilmember Bill Murray
Bill Murray served in the U.S. Army as an intelligence officer, retiring as a colonel in 2004. For his more than 30 years of military service, he was awarded the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal with (2) Oak Leaf Clusters, the Joint Service Commendation Medal and the Army Commendation Medal with (5) Oak Leaf Clusters. By agreement of the signers of the Camp David Peace agreement, Bill became the first and only U.S. officer to serve as the provost marshal to the Multi-National Force and Observers, Sinai, Egypt. Bill was promoted to full colonel aboard the USS Constitution and his promotion on board is part of the prestigious ship’s log.
During his military career, Bill was assigned to Peterson Air Force Base/Information Operations, as a cyber exercise planner. He also served as a senior intelligence analyst for the Pentagon and as a senior intelligence analyst for the Department of Defense in Afghanistan. Bill and his wife, Susan, retired to Colorado Springs in 2008. Susan’s family has resided in Colorado Springs since 1970, where her father served his terminal assignment in the U.S. Air Force as command chaplain for NORAD (North American Defense Command), and after his retirement, helped establish Sunrise United Methodist Church in Briargate.
Prior to his election to City Council, Bill was involved in the Colorado Springs community as a member of the 2010 Memorial Commission on Ownership and Governance, and on Senator Michael Bennet’s annual Academy Selection Panel. Currently, he is a member of the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council and a supporter of the Smart Cities Council.
Bill has a master’s degree in administration from Central Michigan University, Mich., a bachelor’s degree in business from Athens State College, Athens, Ala., and a bachelor’s degree in political science/history from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala. He was also awarded a Fellowship at Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University in Medford, Mass.
When not reading The Economist, playing Sudoku or tracking the latest technology trends, you’ll find the Murrays traveling the world — Bill has hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, dived with turtles in the Galapagos Islands and sailed to Antarctica.
Brian McAllister, Ph.D., CPA
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Minutes and Agendas
- August 2022 agenda
- July 2022 agenda
- May 2022 agenda | May 2022 minutes
- April 2022 agenda | April 2022 minutes
- March 2022 agenda | March 2022 minutes
- February 2022 agenda | February 2022 minutes
- January 2022 agenda | January 2022 minutes
- November 18, 2021 agenda | November 18, 2021 minutes
- September 16, 2021 Agenda | September 16, 2021 minutes
- August 19, 2021 Agenda | August 19, 2021 minutes
- July 15 - Meeting Cancelled
- June 17, 2021 Agenda | Minutes | Governance Minutes
- May 20, 2021 Agenda | Minutes
- April 15 - Meeting Cancelled
- March 18, 2021 | Minutes
- February 18, 2021 | Minutes
- January 21, 2021 Agenda | Minutes
2020 Agendas And Minutes
- November 19, 2020 Agenda | Minutes
- October 15, 2020 Agenda | Minutes
- September 17, 2020 Agenda | Minutes
- August 20, 2020 Agenda | Minutes
- June 18, 2020 agenda | Minutes
- May 21, 2020 agenda | Minutes
- April 16, 2020 (virtual meeting) Agenda | Minutes
- March 19, 2020 MEETING CANCELLED Agenda
- February 20, 2020: Agenda | Minutes
- January 16, 2020: Agenda | Minutes