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City Council Appoints First Woman Internal Auditor In Providence's History

Providence, RI (January 18, 2018) – Council President David A. Salvatore is pleased to announce that Gina Costa has been elected as the City’s new Internal Auditor. This marks the first time that a woman has been appointed to this position in the history of Providence. Ms. Costa takes over the role from Matthew Clarkin Jr., who retired earlier this month.

 

Gina is the perfect choice for this position,” stated Council President David A. Salvatore. “She has worked in the Internal Auditor’s office since 2015 and understands the important and complex role this position plays in support of our city. And, on the same evening my equal pay ordinance passed its first reading by the Council, it is gratifying to know that the Providence City Council isn’t just talking the talk – we are actively trying to engage a diverse, well-rounded staff.”

 

“I wholeheartedly agree that Gina Costa is uniquely qualified for the position of Internal Auditor for the City of Providence,” said Council Majority Leader John J. Igliozzi. “Gina has a proven track record of effective financial management at the city level, and I know that she will lead the office with integrity.”

 

Ms. Costa comes to the position with 17 years of experience with the City of Providence, having served as an auditor/budget analyst in the Internal Auditor’s office since 2015.  Previously, she spent over a decade managing the fiscal operations for the Department of Public Safety in Providence. 

 

“The Internal Auditor plays an important role in the city’s fiscal well-being, and I’m truly grateful and honored to be appointed to this position,” stated Gina Costa, the newly-appointed Internal Auditor. “I appreciate the support and confidence this Council has in me by providing me with this opportunity.”

 

The Office of the Internal Auditor independently promotes ethical, efficient and effective governance for the citizens of Providence. The Internal Auditor provides the City Council with objective analyses, appraisals, and recommendations for improvements to the city’s budgets, systems, and activities.