The Yonkers City Council yesterday unanimously confirmed Kitley Covill as the city’s new inspector general. A former attorney for Westchester County government, she will be responsible for overseeing probes of alleged waste, fraud and abuse by the city or any of its public officials or employees.
Covill, who was nominated by Mayor Mike Spano, was appointed to a five-year term as inspector general. Her start date is June 11. She replaces Dan Schorr, the outgoing inspector general.
“I am pleased to see that the City Council also acknowledges Kitley’s vast experience, integrity, thoroughness and toughness as assets to Yonkers,” Spano said in a statement. “I am confident Kitley will help promote ethical, fiscal, and legal accountability throughout our City as our new Inspector General.”
Covill’s annual salary will be $161,132, according to a spokesman for the mayor.
Covill has spent six years as the assistant chief deputy county attorney in Westchester. She headed the Family Court Bureau, where she oversaw investigations into allegations of child abuse and neglect. Before that, she ran her own law firm, which focused on civil legal matters. She also worked as an assistant district attorney with the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office. She was first chief of the office’s Civil Forfeiture Unit.
Covill is the state director of the state Women’s Bar Association and co-chairs the Criminal Law Committee.