Personal Statement

With over 20 years experience in the treasurer's office, I feel I'm well prepared for the financial challenges that always loom on the horizon in county government. I began my service to Washington County residents as deputy treasurer in 1997, was promoted to chief deputy in 2008 and finally, was elected your treasurer in November 2014. Integrity, accountability, transparency, accuracy: These four words say it all concerning how your treasurer's office will conduct business as long as I am the treasurer. Washington County is a great place to live and I welcome you to stop by whenever you're at the courthouse.

Duties of the Treasurer

  • Receipt revenue from local, state and federal sources
  • Distribute property tax money to schools, cities, rural fire, and county departments
  • Accurate accounting of all receipts and disbursements
  • Invest county funds and secure funds held above FDIC limits
  • Prepare and sign checks for employee payroll and creditors of the county
  • Balance daily and reconcile monthly bank statements
  • Project revenue for the annual budget process
  • Present monthly report to the Quorum Court on the fiscal condition of the county

Being a good steward for the taxpayer

  • Interest returns increased 14% and 39%, respectively, during my first two-year term. Returns are up an additional 22% for 2017.
  • My first audit (2015) is complete and free of any financial issues.
  • Cut 2015 and 2016 treasurer budgets by 6% and 4%, respectively.
  • Our 2017 treasurer budgets came in below 2014 levels.
  • Teamed with our IT department and saved thousands by using in-house computer program.
  • Saved hundreds by discontinuing annual lease of antiquated check-signing machine.
  • By 2018, I plan to go paperless with employee direct deposits, saving thousands each year.

*June 2017 - Elected by treasurers around the state to serve on the Treasurer's Continuing Ed Board.

Experience & Education

2015 - Washington County Treasurer
2008 - 2014 Chief Deputy Treasurer
1997 - 2008 Deputy Treasurer
1990

University of Central Arkansas,
B.S. in Political Science
Minor in Journalism

1985 Clinton High School

Personal Information

  • Age: 50
  • Lifelong Arkansan, growing up in the Ozark foothills at Clinton.
  • Washington County resident for 23 years.
  • Married to the lovely Pamela Hill for 26 years and have three children and one grandchild.
  • Passions include deer hunting, bass and trout fishing and anything Razorback. Go Hogs!!