Weber County Clerk/Auditor Ricky Hatch was recently recognized by his peers as the 2017 County Auditor of the Year.
“This honor comes as quite a surprise, but the real kudos go to the Weber County Clerk/Auditor team,” said Hatch. “They are so good at what they do, I can devote a little time helping to promote activities, issues, and training at the state and federal level.”
Each year, since 1998, the Clerk/Auditors Association of Utah (CAAU), a membership organization of Utah’s elected county clerks and auditors has chosen one clerk and one auditor who have stood out among the membership for their work on behalf of CAAU and their own county.
“Ricky is the consummate professional,” said Doug Perry, communications director of the Utah Association of Counties (UAC), “He’s personable and approachable, but also has an exceptional knowledge of his office and the functions and duties of county auditing, in particular.”
Hatch, who took office in 2011, was also recognized in 2013 as Auditor of the Year. Other officials who have been recognized from Weber County include John Ulibarri, Assessor of the Year in 2012; Dee Smith, Attorney of the Year in 2011; Hatch, Clerk of the Year in 2015; Ernest Rowley, Surveyor of the Year in 2009 and Recorder of the Year in 2011; Brad Slater, Sheriff of the Year in 2003; John Bond, Treasurer of the Year in 2012 and 2013; Nila Dayton, Treasurer of the Year in 2005; and Kerry Gibson, Commissioner of the Year in 2013.
Those honored are selected through a vote that is conducted and tabulated by UAC, along with other elected county government association groups that include the county assessors, auditors, attorneys, clerks, recorders, treasurers, sheriffs and surveyors.
Hatch will be formally honored at his CAAU meetings in conjunction with the UAC Annual Convention, November 15-17 in St. George.