City of Portland Auditor hires new Chief Deputy Auditor

Public Notice
The City Auditor’s Office announced Reed Brodersen to serve as the Chief Deputy Auditor.

PORTLAND, OREGON – CITY HALL – The City Auditor’s Office announced today that Reed Brodersen has been selected to serve as the new Chief Deputy Auditor.

The Chief Deputy Auditor assists the elected Auditor in setting and carrying out the strategic direction of the Office.

Brodersen comes to the City after nearly five years at the regional government Metro, where he was working as a Senior Equity Analyst for the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion program. While there, Brodersen developed the $1.2 million Civic Engagement Capacity Building Grants program, co-led the Reimagining Policing and Security project, rolled out a Budget Equity Tool, and implemented Anti-racist Results Based Accountability to support equity-informed program evaluation. During that time, he worked closely with departments to evaluate their racial equity impacts and communicate their progress to the public. Prior to Metro, he researched sustainability practices in the Pacific Northwest and his hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska. Brodersen received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and his Master's in Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University.

“I am thrilled to continue my work making government more accountable to, and inclusive for, Black, Indigenous and Portlanders of color at all intersections of identity and lived experience,” said Brodersen. “I am excited to work with Auditor Rede to bring impacted community members deeper into the auditing process, ensure effective oversight and equitable delivery of services, and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within the City Auditor’s Office.”

“The Auditor’s Office provides vital services for City government and the public and I am pleased to bring Brodersen’s track record of collaboration to the Office," said Auditor Simone Rede, whose term began January 1, 2023.



Keelan McClymont

Council Clerk