WINNIPEG – A three member panel has recommended Sherri Walsh to be the city’s first integrity commissioner.
After looking at nine proposals, Councillors Mike Pagtakhan, Devi Sharma and Matt Allard made the decision.
Walsh is a Winnipeg lawyer, practicing civil litigation with an emphasis on human rights.
She also acted as commission council during the Phoenix Sinclair inquiry.
The commissioner will have an annual budget of $100,000 to work with.
The city says the Office of Integrity Commissioner will provide a “transparent, accessible and open process through which councillors and members of the public may report or receive information on perceived conflicts of interest by a sitting member of council.”
Pending council approval, Walsh could start as soon as April 1st.