Personal Statement

With over 20 years experience in the treasurer's office, 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, received a promotion 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 28% 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!!