Mississippi State Auditor Stacey E. Pickering received David M. Walker Excellence in Government Performance and Accountability Award for 2014, according to a release from his office. The award is presented once every two years to three auditors from the public sector accountability community who represent federal, state, and local government. This year, Pickering was the only auditor honored.
Here’s the rest of the news release:
In announcing Pickering’s selection, Berri Davis, director of the Financial Management and Assurance Division of the GAO, said Pickering took the position of State Auditor in 2008 to make a difference in government operations, improve the public’s ability to understand how it works, and help government leaders make better decisions. “He has worked hard to bridge gaps, create partnerships, reduce fraud and waste, and assist government entities in being better prepared,” Davis said.