National organization selects county treasurer as Outstanding County Treasurer
Vancouver, Wash. – The National Association of County Collectors, Treasurers and Finance Officers, NACCTFO, awarded Clark County Treasurer Doug Lasher its Outstanding County Treasurer of the Year Award at its annual banquet last week.
NACCTFO is an affiliate of the National Association of Counties, NACo. The organization presents the distinguished annual award to a person who “…serves as a leader in their home state and as a professional of the highest caliber in the operation of their own county office.”
The nomination letter for Doug states that he is a mentor to his staff and has spent the majority of his life in service to his community.
When presenting the award, Haskell County, Kansas, Treasurer and award committee chair Nancy Weeks noted Doug’s many accomplishments over his 34 year tenure as Treasurer.
A leader in innovation, Doug was one of the first treasurers in the state of Washington to implement the Property Assessment and Collection System, PACS, that combines the billing and collection systems.
In 2001, he worked with the county assessor and auditor to establish a joint lobby to provide services for all three departments, enabling a more efficient delivery of services to citizens. This model has been widely praised by government partners and citizens.
In a letter of support for his nomination, Washington State Treasurer Duane A. Davidson said, “Doug is constantly concerned with the well-being of the other county treasurers in Washington State, with a special emphasis on newly elected county treasurers. He mentors new treasurers and helps them understand the role and responsibilities of the office.”
“My passion and commitment to public service has always been to provide the best in treasury management for the citizens of Clark County,” said Doug. “This recognition would not have been possible without the dedication and hard work of all the employees who have worked with me since the first day I walked into the Treasurer’s Office back in 1984. I am very proud of what we have accomplished.”