Audit Committee

The Audit Committee includes Councilwoman Gwen Wisler (Council Designee), Scott Powell (Chair), Amy Kemp (Secretary), and Andrew Emory.

The Audit Committee was established with responsibilities to:

  • Review internal audit reports
  • Review (with management and the external auditors) the results of the financial statements audit
  • Report to City Council about committee activities, issues, and related recommendations as needed ( with a minimum of one time a year)
  • Provide an open avenue of communication between internal audit, the external auditors, and City Council


Audit Committee Bylaws


Meeting Schedule


Special joint Audit/Finance & HR Committee meeting, Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 2 p.m.


Watch the live stream through the City of Asheville Public Input Page at or the City YouTube Channel at

Call toll-free to listen to the meeting live on your phone: 855-925-2801 and enter code 5257.

Pre-recorded voicemail comments: 855-925-2801 and enter code 5257 (closes at 5:00 p.m. day before the meeting).

Pre-submitted written public comments: (closes at 5:00 p.m. day before the meeting).

LIVE speaker queue during public comment: 855-925-2801 and enter code 5257; Hit * and option 3.

*Pre-recorded and written comments will be provided to committee members prior to the meeting. Only live comments will be played during the meeting.



For regular Audit Committee meetings:

The meeting will be streamed publicly at and on the City’s YouTube Channel.

  • Listen by phone: 855-925-2801 Meeting code: 9420
  • Public comment is accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 18 and can be sent to or voicemail may be left at 855-925-2801, code 9420.

The Audit Committee is scheduled to meet quarterly on the third Thursday of the month at 3:00 p.m.


Agendas and Documents



December 07, 2021 Agenda December 07, 2021 Documents
August 19, 2021 Agenda August 19, 2021 Documents
May 20, 2021 Agenda May 20, 2021 Documents
March 30, 2021 Agenda March 30, 2021 Documents
March 2, 2020 Agenda March 2, 2020 Documents
January 24, 2020 Agenda January 24, 2020 Documents
November 21, 2019 Agenda November 21, 2020 Documents
August 15, 2019 Agenda August 15, 2019 Documents
May 16, 2019 Agenda May 16, 2019 Documents
February 21, 2019 Agenda February 21, 2019 Documents


Contact Information


For more information, contact Tony McDowell, Finance Director, at 828-259-5635.


Updated 05/12/2022