Inspector General Steckler Keynote for April SFL912 Meeting
Many of you in South Florida 912 spoke out in 2009 on behalf of the Inspector General Ordinance to get an Independent Inspector General for Palm Beach County. You then got involved in 2010 to have the IG Ordinance apply to the cities – when 72% of the voters approved the Office of the IG to apply to the municipalities. You also spoke out to make sure that the IG was adequately funded.
Come hear Sheryl Steckler speak at our next meeting:
When: Tuesday, April 10th at 7pm
Where: The Original Pancake House 4364 Northlake Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
( Note: kids eat free!!! Under 12 with a paying adult )
Mrs. Steckler will give a brief overview of her role, talk about the challenges and accomplishments of the Office of the Inspector General and then let you know how you can personally help change ‘Corruption County’ to one of which we can be proud.
As always, we will also have candidates come by – now’s the time to get involved with campaigns to help the candidates of your choice get off and running. Many are trying to get petitions signed and can use your help. See our Voters’ Guide for the latest information on candidates.
RSVP not required but helpful to The Pancake House.
IG Sheryl Steckler
Bio: Sheryl G. Steckler is the Inspector General for the Office of Inspector General (OIG), Palm Beach County (PBC). The Office opened its doors on June 28, 2010. The office consists of three services: Investigations, Audit, and Contract Oversight. Ms. Steckler’s jurisdiction includes all elected and appointed county and municipal officials and employees, county and municipal agencies and instrumentalities, contractors, their subcontractors and lower tier subcontractors, and other parities doing business with the county or a municipality and/or receiving county or municipal funds. In total, there are 38 municipalities within PBC. In addition, the Solid Waste Authority, Health Care District, and Children’s Services Council have voluntarily contracted with the OIG for their services.
Ms. Steckler has worked in law enforcement and criminal justice related positions for 27 years. Prior to her arrival in Palm Beach in June 2010, she was the Inspector General for the State of Florida, Department of Children & Families for just under 8 years. She also spent 8 years as the Director for Pinellas County, Florida Consumer Protection which included Mediation, Criminal Investigations, and Regulatory Oversight. Ms. Steckler was also with the Florida Auditor General’s office in Performance Auditing and Public Assistance Fraud for over 9 years. Ms. Steckler is currently a Certified Inspector General, Certified Inspector General Investigator and formerly a certified law enforcement officer.
In her role as Inspector General at the Department of Children & Families, Ms. Steckler led the way for her office to become the first accredited Inspector General’s office by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation and her new office in Palm Beach County just received accreditation status February 23, 2012. Ms. Steckler holds a master’s degree in Public Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Criminology from Florida State University. She is currently an Executive Board member for the National Association of Inspectors General and former President for the Florida Chapter of the Association of Inspectors General. Ms. Steckler has held elected positions as President and Vice President of Conferences for the National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators and has also served as a member (appointed by the Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services) of the Florida’s Consumer Council.