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 Doing What’s Right as an Auditor

Speaker Presentation
10/24/2013 11:15 AM
10/24/2013 1:00 PM
Ladd Library Branch (next to Harbor Freight Tools) |

Thursday, October 24th, 2013
Topic:                      " Doing What’s Right As An Auditor”
                                                Iowa’s county auditors are elected by voters, evaluated by the voters every four years, and rarely fired.  But that doesn’t mean their jobs are without stress, controversy, or challenges.  Listen to the experiences of Auditor Joel Miller as he
                                    explains his attempts to internally audit county government.  Miller’s presentation may provide answers to questions you have regarding local news stories.  It may cause you to appreciate your work even more.  You may feel compelled to
                                    offer some suggestions to Miller.  You may decide to run for Auditor in 2016.  In any case, Miller will provide a perspective on courage and doing what’s right as an auditor ... even when he knows it’s going to end up in the news.
When:                 Thursday, October 24th, 2013
Where:                Ladd Library Branch (next to Harbor Freight Tools)
                             2600 Edgewood Road SW
                             Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Cost:                   $25 for IIA members and $30 for non-members
          (Check payable to Heartland Chapter IIA) NOTE:  If you need to cancel your
            Reservation, please do so by the RSVP deadline below or send a substitute.  No
            shows will be charged.
Presenter:          Joel Miller, Linn County Auditor
Meeting Schedule:
                 Registration:                            11:15 – 11:30AM
                 Lunch/Visit from JA                11:30 – 12:00PM
                  Program:                                 12:00 –   1:00PM        
Menu:              SELECT a Sandwich:
                         -Turkey Stack (Turkey with cucumbers, lettuce, onion, tomato, sprouts, Swiss cheese and our dill spread served on multi-grain bread. Ciabatta bread)
                         -Protein Mix (Hormone-free chicken, turkey, avocado, lettuce, Provolone cheese, tomato and whole grain mustard served on multi-grain bread)
                                - Ahi Tuna Salad (Ahi-tuna, celery, red seedless grapes, lettuce, onion, pickle, whole grain mustard and a splash of red wine vinegar on multi-grain bread)
                                - BBQ Chicken (Hormone-free chicken glazed with our BBQ sauce dressed with lettuce, tomato, onion and Provolone cheese on Ciabatta bread)
                                - Chicken Caesar Wrap (Hormone-free chicken adorned with our Caesar dressing with lettuce, tomato and Parmesan cheese served in a Sun-dried Tomato wrap)
                         SELECT a Side:
                         Cucumber Salad, Beans Cassoulet, Sweet Potatoes, Brown Rice
(If anyone has a special dietary need, accommodations can be made on an individual basis)
Reservations are due by end of business Monday, October 21, 2013.
Please send reservations to Linda Januska at
About Our Speaker:
Joel Miller was first elected as the Linn County Auditor in a special election in February 2007.  Subsequently, he was re-elected in 2008 and again in 2012.  His current term expires in December 2016.  Miller is a State of Iowa certified elections administrator (SEAT) and a nationally Certified Elections Registration Administrator (CERA).  He is also President of the District 6 Iowa State Association of County Auditors.
Prior to becoming Auditor, Miller was the IT Director for Four Oaks of Iowa and a Senior Project Manager for Siemens ILG.  He spent twelve years in management in telecommunications starting with Teleconnect, then TelecomUSA, MCI, and ending with WorldCom.  He has a bachelor of science degree in Liberal Studies from the University of the State of New York, and associate degrees in Electronics Engineering Technology and Police Science from Hawkeye Institute of Technology.  He and his wife, Sylvia, have been married for 36 years and they have three adult married children