Rebecca Rhynhart, City Controller

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Rebecca Rhynhart

Rebecca Rhynhart was sworn in as Philadelphia’s City Controller, the first woman ever elected to the position, in January 2018.

  • The City Controller is a popularly-elected City official and serves four-year terms, staggered from Mayor and Council elections, and is not subject to term limits. The City Controller is the Chief Auditor of the City of Philadelphia and the School District. The City Controller is independent of the Mayor and City Council and is charged with auditing their operations.
  • The Office of the City Controller has four divisions: Pre-Audit; Audit; Strategy and Policy Analysis; and Investigations. The heads of each division report directly to City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart.