I am the Deputy Treasurer of Brown County and ask for your vote to become your next County Treasurer. My five years of work experience in the Treasurer’s Office, seven years in banking, and Bachelor’s in Business Administration from UW-Madison have prepared me well to be the next County Treasurer. I have been fortunate to work with a wonderful team under the direction of recently retired Treasurer, Kerry Blaney, and value his endorsement.
The Treasurer’s Office plays a vital role in our community. Taxes collected from property owners allow for the operation of schools, and municipal and county governments. We are accountable for approximately $1 billion in transactions each year and a $100 million investment portfolio.
As your County Treasurer, I intend to focus on . . .
- Ensuring Convenience for Taxpayers: One of our top priorities has and will continue to be convenience to the taxpayer. I value the participation of local financial institutions which allows individuals to make tax payments in person at one of fourteen locations, with free parking and extended hours, at no additional expense to the County. We will move to a new electronic system for processing tax payments in 2016 that will create further efficiencies and allow us to meet the growing demand for online payments and electronic banking uploads.
- Reducing Costs and Eliminating Waste: Our office embraces LEAN management principles and actively participates in cross-functional projects. I have served on the planning and implementation team for the County’s new Revenue Collection and Miscellaneous Billing System. This accounting system crosses all County departments and, when completed next year, will allow revenue to be recorded in a way that is both more accurate and timely, while providing greater accessibility to its users. I look forward to involvement in future projects to ensure efficiencies not only for the Treasurer’s Office, but the entire County.
- Growing Our Investments: I plan to build on the strengths of my predecessor: keeping our money safe, available for obligations, and growing through solid investments. We have a diversified portfolio which includes investments in local financial institutions and governments, which support the growth of our economy.
Thank you for your vote on November 4th.