New Clarion County treasurer settling into job

The Clarion County treasurer’s office has completed a “perfect” state audit of hunting licenses from July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2019, and fishing and dog licenses from Jan. 1, 2016, through Dec. 31, 2019, county treasurer Karyn Montana said.

“When (former treasurer) Tom (McConnell) and I started here on January 3, 2016, we decided we were going to make a few changes and updates on how dog licenses were processed,” Montana said. “After a few months of still hand writing all dog licenses that were purchased, Tom was able to implement an online system that made purchasing a dog license 10 times faster and more efficient. The system has worked extremely well and we are using it to this day,” Montana added.

“I am very proud of what Tom and I have accomplished during our time together in the treasurer’s office,” said Montana.

Montana was sworn in as treasurer after McConnell left the office to pursue other interests.

“I was sad when Tom decided to take another job elsewhere but am extremely grateful for all that he taught me over the years. It has made my transition from deputy treasurer to treasurer a very smooth one,” Montana said.

“I plan on running this office in the same manner it has been run for the past five years,” she said. “I am looking forward to the next state audit.”