I have decided not to run for the office of state auditor this
I have achieved the goal set when I took office in January 2007 to
transform the Vermont State Auditor's Office into a first-rate
performance auditing shop. It is time for me to move on to new
I have a number of options presented to me, and some still out
there, I'm sure. It is most likely I will land in federal service
in the IG or CFO communities as my passion continues to be
improving government performance and better federal-state-local
intergovernmental collaboration. I have an offer from a CPA firm as
I want to thank those I have worked with and the people of Vermont
who elected me. It has been an honor to serve you with the talented
staff at the auditor's office. Because of them, our office has been
able to transform to a high quality performance audit office,
adding value to the state.
I also thank the Legislature and other partners that worked hard to
bring embezzlement prevention tools to fruition. I am grateful for
the many joint efforts of collaboration to improve Vermont
(government) performance. I appreciate everything very much.
I expect to finish out my term and begin a new job in January, and
continue to serve Vermont with great honor.
Tom Salmon, CPA, CFE