OSAGE | Following the December resignation of Mitchell County Treasurer Pamela K. Meyer, the Mitchell County Board of Supervisors voted to fill the position by special appointment during its Tuesday, Jan. 2 meeting.
The board received four applications for the position, and from those applicants, a motion was made by Supervisor Stan Walk and seconded by Supervisor Joel Voaklander, to appoint Shannon Paulus, District 2, Mitchell County Supervisor, to the vacated position.
Paulus resigned as supervisor, effective immediately, and was then sworn in by Board Chairman Voaklander.
“I’ve been looking at the DOT requirements,” Paulus said. “I plan to be able to sub for any of the girls at the counter. I won’t be back in the office; I plan to be part of the team.”
Paulus holds an associate’s degree in business management and marketing and a bachelor’s degree in human services and psychology.
“I know the issues in the office and have a lot of experience with supervision,” Paulus said. “I feel that I can be a positive change.”
The treasurer’s office handles the issuing of driver’s licenses in addition to tax collection, vehicle registration, and the reconciliation of all checks issued by the county. In addition, the county treasurer is responsible for investing the money of the county.
“Currently, we don’t do CDL driver testing in Mitchell County,” Paulus said. “That’s something I want to look into. We are sending people out of the county for that.”
While Paulus has gone from one elected position in the county to another elected official position, she moves into her new job feeling positive about what’s ahead.
“I’ve learned a lot,” said Paulus of her former position as a Mitchell County supervisor. “And the supervisors have an open-door policy. I know I can still bring suggestions to them.”
Paulus will be up for re-election in November, if there is no contested race in the spring primary.