Published On: Fri, Oct 17th, 2014

Internal Audit recognizes tribal programs with SOAR Awards

 

The 2013-14 Chief Noah Powell Fiscal Excellence Award was presented to the Tribal Construction Inventory Program including (left-right) Glen Bradley, Deb Chiltoskie, Jeremy Hyatt, David Davis, Tina Oocumma, and Sarah Toineeta.  (AMBLE SMOKER/One Feather photos)

The 2013-14 Chief Noah Powell Fiscal Excellence Award was presented to the Tribal Construction Inventory Program including (left-right) Glen Bradley, Deb Chiltoskie, Jeremy Hyatt, David Davis, Tina Oocumma, and Sarah Toineeta. (AMBLE SMOKER/One Feather photos)

The EBCI Office of Internal Audit recognized those programs of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians which have demonstrated fiscal excellence during the 2nd Annual Success in Operations, Accountability, and Reporting (SOAR) Awards which were given out during Annual Council on Monday, Oct. 13.

Awards are granted at three distinct levels including Fiscal Recognition Certificate, Fiscal Commitment Award, and the Chief Noah Powell Fiscal Excellence Award.

Sharon Blankenship, Office of Internal Audit chief audit executive, stated, “The SOAR awards program was created to acknowledge Tribal programs who encourage and promote fiscal responsibility, sound financial decisions, best business practices and transparency.  The EBCI Office of Internal Audit is committed to recognizing programs that work hard at fulfilling vision and accomplishing objectives.”

This year’s recipients of the Fiscal Recognition Certificate given “to all who demonstrate the drive toward fiscal excellence” include:

  • Tribal Construction Special Projects
  • Fleet Committee
  • Software Steering Committee
  • Fisheries & Wildlife Conservation Program

This year’s recipients of the Fiscal Commitment Award for those “who demonstrate serious commitment to fiscal excellence” include:

  • Tribal Construction: Outside Projects
  • Budget & Finance: Procurement
  • Budget & Finance: Financial Reporting

This year’s Chief Noah Powell Fiscal Excellence Award given “in honor of the 21st Principal Chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Highest award to the program that achieves success in operations, accountability and reporting” was awarded to the Tribal Construction Inventory Program.

– EBCI Office of Internal Audit

 

Financial Reporting:  Angela Votaw and Kathy Moore

Financial Reporting: Angela Votaw and Kathy Moore

Procurement:  Angela Taylor, Devona Toineeta, James Crowe, Brittany Husky, and Gerri Grady.

Procurement: Angela Taylor, Devona Toineeta, James Crowe, Brittany Husky, and Gerri Grady.

Software Steering Committee:  Susy Crowe-Wolfe, June Walker, Angie Votaw, and Kathy Moore.

Software Steering Committee: Susy Crowe-Wolfe, June Walker, Angie Votaw, and Kathy Moore.

Fleet Committee:  Brittany Husky, Forrest Parker, Eden Brown, Kelly Smith, Glen Bradley, and Angela Votaw.

Fleet Committee: Brittany Husky, Forrest Parker, Eden Brown, Kelly Smith, Glen Bradley, and Angela Votaw.

Fisheries & Wildlife:  Forrest Parker and Jeremy Hyatt.

Fisheries & Wildlife: Forrest Parker and Jeremy Hyatt.

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