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The Audit Committee oversees the work of any registered public accounting firm employed by the Commission in accordance with its procurement regulations issued pursuant to Public Utilities Article, § 17-403, Annotated Code of Maryland; resolves any audit disagreements; authorizes internal investigations into any relevant matter; has the ability to retain independent counsel, accountants, or others to advise or assist the Committee; seeks any information it requires from Commission books, records, facilities, and employees; and as necessary, meets with WSSC management and staff, external auditors, or outside counsel.

Meetings:  

  • The Audit Committee Meets Quarterly.
  • The Open Sessions of the Audit Committee are open to the public.

Composition:

Effective September 25, 2023, the Audit Committee is composed of:

  • One Commissioner from Montgomery and Prince George’s County (selected by the Commission Chair); 
  • One public member from Montgomery and Prince George’s County (nominated by the Commissioner Committee Members); and 
  • The Commission Chair as an ex-officio, non-voting member.

Public Members Qualifications:

A public member of the audit committee shall possess:
    (i) higher education and experience in the management of governmental entities that are comparable to the commission in scope and complexity; 
    (ii) demonstrated knowledge and experience in the application of:
        1. Generally accepted government auditing standards; 
        2. Generally accepted accounting principles; or
        3. Internal control systems; and
    (iii) an understanding of or the ability to develop the understanding of the appropriate functions of an audit committee.

A public member of the audit committee may possess demonstrated knowledge and experience in the application of:
        (i) sustainable financial management practices for public entities; or
       (ii) public accountability.

A public member of the audit committee may not have any other business or close personal relationships with the commission or its commissioners, managers, or employees.

Public Member Terms:

The term of a public member is two years and a public member may serve no more than three consecutive terms.

Last Modified: October 19, 2023, 11:08 am EDT