Meet the applicants vying for Inspector General

Meet the applicants vying for Inspector General

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will hold meeting Wednesday to solicit public comments about who should become the city's next Inspector General.

The meeting will take place at 8:30 a.m. in the City Council chambers at City Hall. Citizens are encouraged to attend.

The Ethics Review Board announced it has selected five finalists from a national pool of applicants.

Those candidates are:

  • David T. Harper. Harper has 41 years of experience and currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Derry Harper. Harper has 30 years experience and currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Howard Schwartz. Schwartz has over 30 years experience and currently resides in New Orleans.
  • Patrick Sullivan. Sullivan has more than 30 years experience and currently resides in Washington D.C.

The fifth candidate, David Holmgren, withdrew his application from consideration for the position.

The Ethics Review Board plans to interview these candidates in executive session after hearing from the public.

About the position: 

The City of New Orleans Office of Inspector General is charged with getting rid of fraud, waste, and abuse, and promoting effectiveness and efficiency in City programs and operations. The OIG accomplishes its mission by working with stakeholders, and by conducting audits, evaluations, and criminal and administrative investigations. The Inspector General leads the office and serves a four-year term.