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“Leadership is not practiced so much in words as in attitude and in actions”
--Harold S. Geneen

The job of County Clerk/Auditor is not one that I can do on my own. I, along with my dedicated staff, have accomplished the following in serving the citizens of Utah County:

Prepared annual balanced Tentative Budgets without requesting a tax increase for 11 years since taking office.
Promoted an environment in the Clerk/Auditors Office of efficiency, and getting the job done with the resources we have been given.
Focused on the importance of Internal Controls and have proposed corrections when deficiencies are identified.
Increased the Internal Audit staff, and the scope number of independent internal audits. Increasing the number of and frequency of Operational Audits to assist the Commission and Department Heads.
Received an unqualified opinion on all External Audits (that's the highest rating possible).
Played an active role in working with State Officials and Legislators on pertinent issues and legislation.
Continually improving Election Administration processes.  Instituted ongoing post-election reviews after each Election to identify and implement improvements for the next Election.
Taken the steps to maintain the viability of our Election equipment where feasibile, and continued to stay educated on new technologies in the Election arena.

Tightened review processes of abatement applications eliminating inappropriate and fraudulent applications.

Streamlined the Board of Equalization process protecting the appeal rights of the citizens and simultaneously saving thousands of dollars.

Worked closely with individuals whose properties are up for Tax Sale to insure they exercise all options to retain their property yet satisfy their tax obligations.
Acted as a watch dog of taxpayer dollars, strengthening the Accounts Payable process, verifying all claims, and making recommendations to County management.
Have transitioned to using Purchasing Cards, and electronic payment of invoices to reduce paperwork processing.
....And we're are constantly looking for opportunities to improve our processes.
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