Salt Lake County Treasurer Wayne Cushing was recently recognized by his peers as the 2017 County Treasurer of the Year.
“Coming from the private sector, your peers are many times your competitors. It is a different situation in the public sector,” said Cushing. “One of the most rewarding experiences I have had the past few years is being associated with the cooperative and hardworking elected county treasurers of our state. Each one has shown a passion to make improvements to their office in order to better serve the taxpayers of their county.”
Each year, since 1998, the Utah Association of County Treasurers (UACT), a membership organization of Utah’s elected county treasurers has chosen one member who has stood out among the membership for their work on behalf of the UACT and their own county.
“Wayne is very worthy of this honor,” said Doug Perry, communications director of the Utah Association of Counties (UAC), “He’s highly engaged in county treasurer issues each year and very respected for his leadership among peers.”
Cushing, who took office in 2011, is the second county treasurer from Salt Lake County to have been honored. Former treasurer Larry Richardson received the award in 1998.
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.
Cushing will be formally honored at the UAC Annual Convention, November 15-17 in St. George.