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State Auditor Hosted American Legion Boys State Auditor and Budget Director

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
Categories:  Auditor of Accounts News

Dover, Del. – On June 16, 2015, State Auditor R. Thomas Wagner, Jr. hosted the American Legion Boys State Auditor and Budget Director for the day.

Upcoming high school seniors, Thomas Gilmore, from Polytech High School, and Derek Golembrosky, from Delaware Military Academy, were selected as the 2015 American Legion Boys State Auditor and Budget Director, respectively. American Legion Boys State is an annual program that teaches high school students about government structure and operations.

After the selection process, both Mr. Gilmore and Mr. Golembrosky spent a day shadowing the Delaware State Auditor, where they learned about the duties and office of the Auditor of Accounts.

State Auditor Wagner stated, “I’ve participated in the Boys State program for 27 years as Delaware State Auditor. I look forward to it every year because I think it’s a great way to get young people involved in public service.”

Mr. Gilmore adds, “Shadowing Auditor Wagner to learn about a typical day in his position gifted me immense knowledge of government processes in a short period of time. The cordiality, sociability, and knowledge Auditor Wagner exhibits allowed me to gain insight into the political world and to meet several important figures in the state government that is impossible from simply researching.”

Mr. Golembrosky also stated, “Experiencing what Auditor Wagner goes through on a day-to-day basis gave me a lot of insight into how our state truly runs. You can do research and go online, but shadowing him was a completely different and valuable experience. Also, Auditor Wagner was extremely informative in not only his position, but other positions and committees, such as the Office of Management and Budget, which will help me a lot as Boys State goes on.”

For more information, please contact Kathleen Davies, CPA-PA, CISA, CGFM, CGAP, Chief Administrative Auditor, at 302-857-3919 or kathleen.davies@state.de.us.

 

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State Auditor R. Thomas Wagner with 2015 American Legion Boys State Auditor and Budget Director

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