Brent Stockwell, an assistant to Scottsdale Mayor Mary Manross and the City Council, is to be named acting city auditor Tuesday, replacing outgoing auditor Cheryl Dreska.
Stockwell has been with the city since 2002 and also works as a liaison in the Citizen and Neighborhood Resources Department. If approved by the City Council, Stockwell would serve in the auditor's role beginning June 4 until the council hires a permanent replacement.
Stockwell said his first task would be to meet with members of the City Auditor's Office and the City Council about ongoing projects.
Stockwell said he will receive the same salary as Dreska, who earned $111,758 a year, plus $2,235 a year in deferred compensation and a $300 monthly car allowance.
Dreska's office has produced a number of hard-hitting internal audits, including ones on the police department's documentation and storage of evidence, the code enforcement department's citation and hearing process, and the Scottsdale Cultural Council's public art storage policies. Her work led to mixed opinions among the council.
The city auditor is a "charter officer" position that reports to the council.