Jacqueline Rowland, Interim City Auditor
Jacqueline (Jackie) was sworn in as the Colorado Springs Interim City Auditor on June 23, 2020. Jackie reports to City Council with Council appointed Audit Committee oversight. As Interim City Auditor, Jackie oversees the Financial, Performance, and Information System audits throughout the City, including the diverse operations of City administration, Colorado Springs Utilities, Airport, Police, Fire, Parks and Recreation, and Public Works, among others.
Jackie joined the City of Colorado Springs (City) in 2006 as an Auditor. She served as Assistant City Auditor from 2010 until her current appointment as Interim City Auditor. Jackie’s professional experience includes public accounting, as well as, ten years Internal Audit experience with Federal Express.
As Assistant City Auditor, Jackie updated the office’s reporting process from lengthy boilerplate reporting, requiring significant auditor and management hours to prepare and review, to a short report format. The updated reporting improved office productivity, garnered Audit Committee praise, and was recognized as leading best practices by the municipal audit community.
Jackie is passionate about chasing excellence! Her focus is helping the City of Colorado Springs fulfill their mission, goals, and objectives to provide high value services economically and effectively. Jackie believes in continuous improvement, both in the operations of the City and in the auditors’ delivery of services. We can always improve and that is exciting.
When she is not auditing, you may find Jackie hiking, reading, and spending time with friends to include her husband, James. Recently, Jackie discovered camping. She says getting away from daily life, immersed in the natural Colorado beauty is purely restorative!