Lathrom was hired after the State Auditor's office completed an audit of the City of Springfield, and one of the key recommendations was that the City Council hire an internal auditor as described in Section 2.15 of the City Charter.
From the City's News-Release:
“April wanted to thank all the employees of the City of Springfield that provided support and prayers,” Grant Lathrom said. “The availability of the City’s Care Leave Program allowed her to maintain her benefits eligibility during her fight and she was very grateful for their generosity. April believed the City’s support, which allowed her to participate in clinical trials in the last six months, provided her additional quality time with her family.”
Lathrom was 36 years old.
"JackeHammer" wishes to express our condolences to all those who loved and were touched by the life of Ms. Lathrom.