Fayette treasury worker hoping to lead office
A longtime employee of the Fayette County Treasurer's Office has announced her candidacy to head that office.
Nancy Lee Wilson of Uniontown is seeking the Democratic nomination for treasurer to replace Robert Danko, who will retire at the end of the year.
Wilson, who has worked in the office for 33 years, serves as second deputy treasurer.
“I feel that I'm best qualified for the position since I've worked here in this office for as long as I have,” Wilson said. “And Mr. Danko has run the office so smoothly over all the years, I'd like to keep that relationship with the customers who are being waited on.”
Wilson said the office is known for issuing dog, hunting and fishing licenses, but it has numerous other responsibilities.
“Many may not know the office of treasurer is responsible for managing over $10 million of taxpayers' money on a yearly basis,” Wilson said in a news release.
Her duties include overseeing real estate tax mailings and collections for Connellsville, Uniontown and Ohiopyle and training new employees. She reconciles bank accounts, handles bookkeeping for licensing and tax accounts and maintains files and reports used to prepare state and county audits.
Wilson said she has helped the office through a number of changes that made it more efficient. If elected, she said she will continue to implement “office processes and automation” with the present staff to cut costs and improve efficiency.
“They are a dedicated and hardworking crew who are respectful of one another and the public,” Wilson said in the release.
She is a graduate of Uniontown Area High School and attended Penn State Fayette and California University of Pennsylvania.
Liz Zemba is a reporter for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-601-2166 .
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