|Experience touted by Treasurer candidates: Hauschild serves in Treasurer’s office|
|April 03, 2014 Jerry Purvis|
Heather Hauschild, who has worked in all areas of the county treasurer’s office for the past seven years, is seeking the position of County Treasurer.
“I’ve been with the treasurer’s office since 2007,” Hauschild said. “I’ve worked both on the auto registration side and the real estate side.”
A 1995 graduate of Gering High School, she has worked for almost 12 years at Herberger’s, where she was the sales manager when she left.
“I worked in all the different departments,” she said. “Managing people and working with the public were my primary jobs.” Hauschild described herself as an outgoing person who enjoys working with people. “I know how the entire treasurer’s office operates. The people is what I really like about the job.”
She said that during her seven years in the treasurer’s office, she had a great mentor in Gwenn Greeley, who decided not to seek re-election this year. “Gwenn mentioned several years ago, shortly after I was hired, that she wanted me to train to replace her one day,” she said. “That’s always been in the back of my mind. When Gwenn announced her retirement, I decided it was time for me to step up.”
Hauschild said she would like to see continued technology improvements that will make the office operate more efficiently.
“We’re a very efficient office now, but there is always room for improvement. I’d like to see us provide even better customer service,” she said. “No one likes to pay taxes, but it’s necessary. I want to have an office where people don’t mind paying them.”
She added that people often have questions about their taxes and she wants to make sure they understand everything they’re paying for that goes into the county tax bill.
“A lot of people don’t realize how much we take care of as far as distributing taxes for county operations,” she said. “A lot of the work is done behind the scenes.”
She said that after talking with the public about her campaign, they’re excited to have someone new in the office to offer a fresh perspective. And so far, the feedback has been positive.
She will be at the KNEB Spring Show on April 4 – 5 at the Scotts Bluff County Fairgrounds in Mitchell for the public to meet with her.
Hauschild will face Jennifer Eskam in the Republican primary election on May 13.