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Gillespie County Treasurer

County Treasurer The duties include the following: Receives and deposits all county revenues. Acts as chief liaison between the county and depository banks. Prepares the payroll. Disburses funds upon the order of the Commissioners Court. Records receipts and expenditures and reconciles bank statements. May be designated as the county’s investment officer and required to submit regular reports on county finance to the members of the Commissioners Court. May also act as the county’s human resources officer, employee benefits coordinator, risk manager and insurance coordinator. May have some audit responsibilities in counties with no Auditor.
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  • Lindsey Brown (Rep)

  • Kelly C. Eckardt (Rep)

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What are your qualifications for the position of County Treasurer? (75 word limit)

What are the most important duties and responsibilities of the County Treasurer? (75 word limit)

What are the most pressing problems facing this office and how do you propose to handle them? (75 word limit)

Campaign Phone (817) 312-0777
Email for public contact oklinds@yahoo.com
Mailing Address 705 Bell St. Fredericksburg, TX
Facebook page @LindseyBrownCampaign
I have 18 years of financial experience including work in banks, accounting offices and our local Drivers’ License Office. In these positions I was responsible for balancing budgets, making deposits and creating financial reports. I also have accrued 10 years of experience in supervisory positions, supervising, recruiting and training both paid and volunteer staff. I have a degree in Biblical Studies and extensive on the job training that will be beneficial in this new position.
I believe every aspect of this office is important, including managing the county’s finances, human resources, financial reporting and budgeting. We currently have a well trained staff that successfully handles the day to day business of the office. We will continue to provide education so that the office maintains its current level of efficiency.
Laws and regulations are constantly being updated and revised with regards to human resources, budgeting, county investments, financial reporting, benefits, etc. This office will continue to stay on top of any issues that may arise and will make sure that we meet the needs of each Gillespie County department so they can continue doing their jobs with excellence.
Campaign Phone (830) 456-6290
Email for public contact eckhardt@beecreek.net
Mailing Address 115 South Oak Trail Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
I have a B.B.A. in Accounting from The University of Texas at Austin and am a Certified Public Accountant. I am employed with the Gillespie County Auditor’s Office as an Assistant Auditor. I have gained a strong understanding of county operations, regulations, budgeting, and the requirements for being County Treasurer. Previous experience includes an extensive banking background as a regulator and Vice President of Operations and Human Resource Director for a growing financial///
The County Treasurer is chief custodian of all county funds. This responsibility requires a strong understanding of the General, Road and Bridge, and Special funds in order to receive revenues into the appropriate funds and disburse monies out of the appropriate funds. The County Treasurer is the Investment Officer, the Human Resource Director, and the liaison with all county depository banks. The Treasurer is also involved in the county budget process.
As with all Gillespie County offices, the most pressing problem is managing the growth that our county will experience over the next decade. As our county grows, the number of offices and employees will also grow, which will directly impact the workload of the Treasurer’s Office. I feel that my education and employment background will enable me to manage this growth in a prudent and fiscally responsible way.