Last Updated on September 20, 2020 by cassnetwork
SOURCE: News release from Cindy Howard
Logansport – Cass County Recorder Cindy Howard has announced plans to seek the Republican nomination for Cass County Treasurer in the May 2020 Primary Election.
“I grew up in Cass County and have enjoyed my career in public service, especially the past 10 years in county government,” said Howard. “Having worked in many different capacities within the Cass County government system, I feel well-prepared to assume the responsibilities of County Treasurer.”
For the past five years, Howard has served as Cass County Recorder. Prior to being elected to that office, Howard served six years as secretary to the Cass County Commissioners, preparing budgets, working with Treasurer’s reports and the State Board of Accounts in addition to other duties. During this time she also served as secretary to the Drainage Board and also filled in as the interim director for government offices such as the County Parks Department, County Building Superintendent and the Health Department. It was in 2009 that Howard began her career in county government working as 1st Deputy in the Auditor’s office. Her experience included bookkeeping, posting quietus receipts from government offices, and working with the treasurer’s office.
“The networking and knowledge I’ve gained in county government are valuable assets which would ensure a smooth transition,” said Howard. “With the staggered election cycles in Indiana, my 2nd term as Recorder will end in two years. Running the county’s largest checkbook and investing the money in a timely manner is not a daunting task for me – I’m up for the challenge.”
Howard has been married to her husband Mike for 36 years and they have two children, Kayla Gibson and Preston Howard; and four, soon-to-be five, grandchildren. Owning and operating a family farm in northern Cass County has also helped advance her bookkeeping and management skills. Howard’s most recent experience in the private sector includes 4 years at Memorial Hospital following a 10-year career at Cass County Title where she worked as a bookkeeper with several other duties. Her first role in a managerial position was at the YMCA where she worked as the assistant childcare director during 4 of her 7 years employment there. A 1983 graduate of Logansport High School, Howard has been a life-long supporter of 4-H as a member, a club leader for 27 years, an 8-year fair board member/officer and a current member of the 4-H Council.
“I guess you could say it’s been ingrained in me to ‘make the best better.’ I consider it an honor to serve my community and I’m looking forward to making the Treasurer’s office efficient and user-friendly and most importantly with an atmosphere of hospitality that offers taxpayers the best in customer service,” said Howard.
You can follow Howard on Facebook at “Cindy Howard for Treasurer.”