Town Hall #31 – January 12, 2022

FOCUS: Public Innovations & Efficiencies Program

State Auditor Rob Sand’s “PIE Award”


State Auditor Rob Sand discussed the “Public Innovations and Efficiencies (PIE)” checklist and award at TACI Town Hall #31.

“Help Iowa Save Taxpayer Money! As Iowa’s Taxpayer Watchdog, our duty is not only to ensure the effective and responsible usage of public dollars across the state but also to promote areas where efficiencies and cost-saving practices can be made. Our office’s Public Innovations & Efficiencies (PIE) Checklist serves to guide Iowans as well as state and local governments on the steps they can take to save money and promote efficiency. If your team or organization has adopted one or more of these … practices, we welcome you to submit your progress using our online submission form. Our office hopes to recognize efforts made to promote public innovations and efficiencies. PIE is a growing initiative. We recognize that the best work is done on the ground, and we want to help promote that.”

Public Innovations & Efficiencies Website

Presenter: Rob Sand

Rob was born and raised in Decorah, Iowa, where he graduated from Decorah High School in 2001 before attending Brown University where he was named a Harry S Truman Scholar. Rob returned to Iowa to attend the University of Iowa Law School on a full merit scholarship.

Rob was elected Iowa’s 33rd State Auditor in 2018 after serving seven years as Iowa’s chief public corruption prosecutor in the Iowa Attorney General’s Office. 

He and his wife Christine live in Des Moines and have two sons.