San Jose, Calif – Sharon Erickson, San Jose’s City Auditor, has informed the Mayor and City Council that she will be retiring. Her last day will be March 29, 2019.
“It has been my great pleasure to work with a group of extraordinary public servants who are passionate about their local government and focused on improving services for residents,” said Auditor Erickson. “Thank you for the opportunity to assist with those efforts.”
Over the years Erickson and her staff have issued performance audits of many city departments and services. Last December they issued their eleventh Annual Report on City Services. The report provides performance data on the cost, quantity, quality, timeliness, and public opinion of City services.
“I thank Sharon for her decades of service to the residents of San Jose. In that time, she has been a trusted, steady voice for government accountability and effectiveness,” said Mayor Sam Liccardo. “We are all sad to see Sharon go, but are enormously grateful for her leadership and serivce.”
Erickson started her career in San Jose as a Program Performance Auditor in 1989. Erickson stayed in that position for 12 years until she was appointed the City Auditor of Palo Alto. In 2008, Erickson returned to the City of San Jose as the City Auditor. She has remained in that position ever since.
Erickson graduated from Stanford with a degree in political science and is a Certified Internal Auditor and a Certified Government Financial Manager. In 2008, she was the recipient of the 2008 David M. Walker Excellence in Government Performance and Accountability Award.
In the weeks ahead, Mayor Liccardo and the Council will begin the process for selecting a new City Auditor, embarking on a nationwide search.