Outgoing Seward County Treasurer Sherry Wilson shares a laugh with one of the guests at her retirement reception. L&T photos/Robert Pierce
By ROBERT PIERCE
• Leader & Times
Seward County will soon have a new treasurer.
Monday, the county said goodbye to longtime treasurer Sherry Wilson, who had worked for 13 years as the head of that department.
Wilson said she will now be retiring to North Carolina, and her deputy treasurer, Kitty Romine, will be taking over the position until a permanent replacement can be found.
Romine and Wilson have likewise shared a friendship over the years, and the deputy treasurer said there have been a few changes in the decade-plus the two have been on the job together.
“When we first came to work, we did everything without computers,” she said. “Technology changed a whole lot, and we got to move into a new building.”
Wilson had worked for the county for a total of 20 years, according to administrator April Warden, who said the now former treasurer simply decided it was time to travel and spend time with family.
Warden, who has also worked with the county for some time, said she has enjoyed Wilson’s time of service.
“It’s been wonderful working with her,” Warden said. “She’s easy to get along with. She worked great with the public, worked great with all the staff. She was a pleasure to work with.”
Warden began working with the county in the clerk’s office as a finance coordinator, working directly with the bookkeeper in the treasurer’s office, giving her much experience with Wilson.
As for who the permanent replacement will be as treasurer, Warden said Romine is interested in filling Wilson’s unexpired term and becoming the full-time department head.
“All of that has to be handled through the governor’s office and through the Republican committee party,” Warden said. “We’ll be following the proper steps for that. Sherry has turned in her retirement letter to the governor. There’s protocol that you have to follow for the unexpired term.”
Warden estimated a permanent replacement should be known sometime in July. Romine brings a wealth of experience to the table, serving as deputy treasurer for 13 years under Wilson and 10 years under the previous treasurer.
“She has a lot of experience in the department and would like to fill the unexpired term,” Warden said. “Of course, you have to go through the proper protocol for that.”