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					                                        FLORIDA AUDIT FORUM
                                          Tampa – February 8, 2008
                                          Minutes of General Meeting


1.     Welcoming, Announcements, and Reports: 8:30 a.m.
       Michael Byrne, Chair of the Board of Directors for the Florida Audit Forum, moderated the General
       Session. After opening remarks, attendees were informed that the Forum would return to the Rusty
       Pelican in Tampa for the next meeting on August 8, 2008. Secretary, Renée Campion, reported on
       the pre-forum Board meeting. Nominating Committee Chair, Bob Melton, presented a slate of four
       candidates for Board: René Townes, Renée Campion, Brent Godshalk, and David Harlan. Bob
       asked for nominations from the floor. There were no additional nominations and the slate, as
       presented, was elected by voice vote.

2.     Morning Presentation (9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.):
       Jim Boyd, Vice Chair introduced Mark Kolman, an Audit Manager with the Clerk of the Circuit
       Court of Hillsborough County, Florida. Mr. Kolman’s presentation focused on the elements of fraud
       and ways to identify and prevent fraud in government.

Break 10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

3.     Resume Morning Presentation (10:45 a.m. – Noon):

Lunch 12:00 p.m. -1:15 p.m. Catered by the Rusty Pelican.

                                        AFTERNOON SESSION

4.     Afternoon Presentation (1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.)
       Jim Boyd, Vice Chair introduced Glenn Tingling, Lisa Fuller, and Deborah Owens. All three are
       Audit Supervisors with the Orange County Controller’s Office here in Florida. The presentation
       focused on the audit of the Orange County Expressway Authority. The presentation included the
       audit process followed, audit findings, and positive changes resulting from the audit.

Break 2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

5.     Breakout Sessions (3:00 p.m.- 4:05 p.m.)
       In order to further pursue today’s topics, two concurrent breakout sessions were held. Following the
       breakout sessions, a general discussion, moderated by Forum Chair, Michael Byrne, focused on
       possible breeding grounds for fraud, waste, and abuse within a government agency.


6.     Closing Remarks – Michael Byrne, Chair

The Forum adjourned at 4:10 pm.

       Respectfully submitted,
       Renée Campion, Secretary

				
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