Polly Atchison, CIA
Office Telephone: (702) 267-1781
Office Fax: (702) 267-1201
Polly Atchison was named the City Auditor in August 2012, reporting directly to the independent city Audit Committee created by the Henderson City Council to enhance public accountability of the city's resources. Polly manages the internal audit staff responsible for planning and conducting independent research, analysis and audits covering a full range of local government performance issues.
Atchison started with the city in 2006 as an Internal Auditor. With increased audit needs and limited resources, she developed and implemented a student internship program in partnership with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to augment her staff in a fiscally responsible manner while providing students a practical learning experience.
Before joining the city of Henderson, Polly worked for Clark County, Nevada from 1989 to 2006 in internal audit and parks and recreation. She began her career at the Texas State Auditor's Office in 1985.
Polly currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Clark County Credit Union Board of Directors and on the Board of Governors of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Las Vegas Chapter. Additionally, she is a member of the Association of Local Government Auditors.
Atchison holds a bachelor of Business Administration from Stephen F. Austin University in Texas. She is a Certified Internal Auditor and also a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Texas.