Megan Kilgore

Columbus City Auditor

Megan is the first woman elected to the office and the first openly LGBTQ person elected to the executive branch of Columbus

Biography

Megan Kilgore is the Auditor of the City of Columbus.  She was elected on November 7, 2017, winning more votes than her opponent in every precinct.  She is the first woman elected to the office and the first openly LGBTQ person elected to the executive branch of Columbus.   

As the 14th largest city in the country, Columbus plays an important role in both the state and national economies.  As Auditor, Megan’s office worked quickly to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, providing resources to small businesses and maintaining Columbus’ enviable AAA/Aaa/AAA credit ratings – the highest possible ratings, resulting in millions of dollars in savings for everyday taxpayers.   

Working in public finance for 17 years, Megan is known as the go-to problem solver, an experienced leader who has the ability to take on complex projects, come up with creative solutions, and make bold, lasting change.     

Prior to being elected Auditor, Kilgore was a municipal advisor, helping cities, counties, school districts, and economic development districts all over the country plan for and finance their infrastructure projects.   

Kilgore is nationally recognized as a leader in the public finance industry. A fierce advocate for social and economic equity, Kilgore has received numerous awards for her leadership in using economic policies to advance the public good. She earned a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and a master’s degree in public administration (MPA) from Northwestern University.  She is also an adjunct professor at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at the Ohio State University, where she teaches a graduate-level course in public finance. 

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