To the editor,
The Isanti County Board is considering a change, whereby the County Auditor/Treasurer would become an appointed position rather than an elected position. As a retired Finance Director, CPA (retired), and former member of the Minnesota Government Finance Officers Association, I urge you to support this change.
The County Auditor/Treasurer has numerous financial responsibilities that require a professional with knowledge of Governmental Accounting Standards, state reporting requirements, internal control, election procedures, and much more. The County Auditor/Treasurer should be a person appointed to this position (i.e., hired as a county employee by the County Board) based on knowledge and skills, not elected based on popularity or political affiliation.