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Greeley retires from Treasurer’s position: Treasurer of the Year among honors in 16-year career
December 18, 2014 Jerry Purvis   

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Gwenn Greeley

Gwenn Greeley, who has served as Scotts Bluff County Treasurer for the past 16 years, is stepping down at the end of the year.
During her last official appearance before the county board on Monday, Commission Chairman Mark Masterton announced that Greeley had recently been named as Treasurer of the Year at the NACO conference, the Nebraska Association of County Officials. This is the second time she’s won the award.

“I actually started in the treasurer’s office in 1991,” Greeley said. “Computerization is the big change I’ve seen over the years. When I started, we did everything by hand. It used to take us three days the first of every month just to handle the auto registrations.”

She added advances in computer software have made it much easier for them to handle distributing money to all the different accounts for which the treasurer is responsible.

“The county clerk issues the warrants and we pay them,” Greeley said. ‘We take care of all the money for the entire county – payroll, all miscellaneous receipts from all the county’s offices and all other receipts.”

She added that over the years, the county government has grown to meet the increasing needs of residents. So budgets are always a big issue as each department must stay within what they’ve budgeted for the year.

Earlier this year, Greeley announced she would not seek a fifth term as County Treasurer. Heather Hauschild, who’s worked in both the real estate and auto registration divisions of the treasurer’s office for the past seven years, was elected as the new County Treasurer during the May primary.

Greeley tells everyone that after she steps down as treasurer, she plans “nothing that I don’t want to do.”

“One of my main goals is to reconnect with old friends that I haven’t seen in awhile,” she said. “I’m not a big traveler, but we may take some short trips to visit grandkids and family. I hope it keeps me busy enough to keep going, because I always need to be busy with something.”

She said she lives in the country, so there are lots of things to do outside when the weather is nice.

Greeley said she’s going to miss everyone she’s worked with and all the customers that have come in for years. “We also have a lot of nice people in investments that do business with the county, and I’ll miss them.”

The treasurer’s office is hosting a retirement reception for Greeley on Friday, Dec. 19 from 2-4 p.m. in the county board room, on the second floor of the county administration building. The public is invited to stop by and wish her well in the next chapter of her life.

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