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County Extends Deadline for Inspector General Nominating Panel

The Montgomery County Council is seeking applicants for the Inspector General Nominating Panel and has extended the deadline for applications. The three- to five-member nominating panel will review applications for the position of Inspector General and submit a list of at least three qualified candidates to the Council, which will make the appointment.

Letters of interest, including resumes, must be received no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, February 15, previously, the deadline had been Feb. 8.

The current Inspector General, Edward Blansitt, III, has informed the Council that he will be resigning at the end of the summer.

The Office of the Inspector General was established by law in 1997. The goals of the inspector general are to review the effectiveness and efficiency of programs and operations of County Government and independent County agencies; prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse in government activities; and propose ways to increase the legal, fiscal and ethical accountability of County government departments and County-funded agencies.

The nominating panel consists of three to five County residents appointed by the County Council. Members of the nominating panel must not be employed by the County or any independent County agency during their service on the panel.

County residents who have knowledge of and interest in assuring effective and efficient operations of local government should send a letter of interest with resume to the Council Office. There is no political affiliation requirement with the position, and it is non-compensated. Letters of interest must be emailed toCounty.Council@MontgomeryCountyMD.gov or mailed to Council President Nancy Navarro, Montgomery County Council, Stella B. Werner Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, Maryland 20850.