Kansas City Auditor Gary White confirmed today that he plans to retire when his current contract expires June 30.
White replaced Mark Funkhouser, who was the longtime city auditor before he was elected mayor in 2007.
White served for years as Funkhouser's low-key deputy in the auditor's office and was Funkhouser's hand-picked successor. As city auditor, he maintained a much lower profile than Funkhouser had. White was retained after Funkhouser left and Mayor Sly James became mayor in 2011.
There's no obvious heir apparent in the office for White. He said today that he expects the city will interview both internal and external candidates as it seeks his replacement.