The Montgomery County Council today unanimously reappointed Megan Davey Limarzi as Montgomery County’s inspector general. Ms. Limarzi was appointed as the inspector general in July 2019 and will continue to lead the County’s independent Office of the Inspector General, which was established in 1997.
The Office of the Inspector General detects, investigates, and prevents fraud, waste, and abuse in County government and reviews the effectiveness and efficiency of programs and operations of County government and independent County agencies.
“Inspector General Limarzi plays a critical role in protecting against fraud, waste, abuse, and misconduct, and Montgomery County is fortunate to have such an accomplished and dedicated individual serving in this role,” said Council President Tom Hucker. “When first appointed in 2019, she moved quickly to reorganize operations and provide key recommendations that have led to operational improvements in County government. We appreciate her ongoing work and steadfast commitment to providing objective oversight and protecting the integrity of Montgomery County government.”
According to a Montgomery County Council press release:
The Council has taken a proactive approach to empower the Office of the Inspector General with the resources needed that reflect the size of the County’s budget and are in line with best practices to ensure that investigative work is being conducted continuously.
Limarzi’s professional background includes serving as the clerk for the Montgomery County Council from 2017 to 2019 and prior to that as the inspector general for the Maryland Department of Health where she oversaw a staff of 60 auditors, investigators, and health care professionals. In addition, she supervised the department’s corporate compliance programs, audit functions and accountability efforts. Limarzi directed and reviewed audits and investigations into suspected healthcare fraud within the Medicaid Program, compliance with state and federal regulations and fiscal accountability requirements. She also served as the liaison with auditors from the Office of Legislative Audits and federal agencies.