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Yonkers Mayor Nominates Brendan McGrath For Inspector General

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YONKERS, N.Y. -- Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano has nominated Brendan McGrath as Inspector General for the City of Yonkers.

McGrath, who is a long-time Yonkers resident, will serve as the city’s top watchdog, overseeing independent audits and investigations to assure the integrity of city conduct.

“It’s important that this position be filled by someone like Brendan who is highly qualified and from Yonkers,” Spano said in a statement on Monday, Jan. 6. “Brendan brings a career of dedicated service on behalf of Yonkers at the state, county and city levels of government and will be a great asset in protecting the best interests of our city as Inspector General.”

McGrath has served as counsel in the Office of the Westchester County Attorney and in the New York State Assembly, and as deputy clerk of Westchester County. He most recently was deputy corporation counsel for the city of Yonkers.

“I look forward to undertaking the duties and responsibilities of the Office of Inspector General for the City of Yonkers,” McGrath said in a statement. “The Mayor has exhibited tremendous trust in me through this appointment and he understands that this office will work independently and impartially to ensure fiscal responsibility and transparency in the City of Yonkers while also working to enforce the legal and ethical standards that the public servants of the City of Yonkers are duty-bound to uphold."

McGrath lives in Yonkers with his wife and two children. His nomination follows the expiration of the term of Kitley Covill who had fulfilled the remaining two years of a five-year term vacated by former Inspector General Dan Schorr in 2012.

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