PHILADELPHIA — Mayor Jim Kenney today announced that Inspector General Amy L. Kurland will be leaving the City of Philadelphia after 12 years of service. Kurland is the City’s longest-serving Inspector General.

“I applaud Inspector General Amy Kurland for dedicating 12 years of her accomplished career to helping create a long-lasting culture of integrity in City government,” said Mayor Jim Kenney. “She led many of our efforts to provide better services to taxpayers and develop protections for those who choose to speak up against wrongdoing. Our administration has remained committed to creating a more efficient and effective government that the public can trust, and we’re grateful to Amy for moving us closer to our goal.”

Accomplishments under her leadership include:

  • Achieving 429 administrative actions and 125 criminal enforcement actions;
  • Developing and expanding of the City of Philadelphia’s Integrity Officer program;
  • Training and advising hundreds of City employees, law enforcement partners, and other government oversight agencies;
  • Assisting in the enhancement of Whistleblower Protections; and
  • Creating and expanding the Inspector General’s Office’s Contract Compliance Unit, Non-Profit Compliance Unit, and Minority Business Oversight Unit.
“It has been an honor serving the City as Inspector General,” said Inspector General Amy L. Kurland. “This opportunity has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career. I’m so proud of the progress my team and I have made over the years and the work we’ve done to save taxpayer dollars. It has been truly inspiring to work alongside individuals who believe in the principle that even though doing what’s right may not always be easy, we are committed to integrity in our daily lives because it is simply the right thing to do.”
Kurland will be joining Bloomberg Associates, an international non-profit consulting service that helps city governments improve the quality of life for its residents. She will be on the Municipal Integrity team and will be evaluating government processes and advising cities on how to build integrity systems while improving transparency and efficiency.

The Mayor has named Alexander F. DeSantis as Acting Inspector General, while a search is underway for Kurland’s replacement. DeSantis, the current First Deputy, has served at the Office of the Inspector General for seven years.

Kurland’s official headshot available here.