I am the Deputy Treasurer of Brown County and ask for your vote to become your next County Treasurer. I bring to this position twelve years of work experience in the finance field with the last five in the Treasurer’s Office.
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. I plan to build on the strengths of my predecessor: keeping our money safe, available for obligations, and growing through solid investments.
I am proud that our department is serving as a leader in our state by embracing technology through automated bank tax payments, developing strategic partnerships with financial institutions, and centralizing collections on behalf of the County’s 24 municipalities.
One of our top priorities has and will continue to be convenience to the taxpayer. We rely on the expertise of seasonal help, including former municipal treasurers, to process payments during tax collection periods. We value the participation of local financial institutions which allows individuals to pay in-person at one of fourteen locations, with free parking and extended hours, at no additional expense. I am looking forward to moving 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.
Our office works closely with fellow County departments to ensure their success. I have served on the planning and implementation team for our 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. This is just one example of our department’s emphasis on reducing costs and eliminating waste.
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.
I live in the Village of Allouez with my wife and two children.