Cass County Treasurer announces resignation

Last Updated on August 7, 2022 by Cass County Treasurer Cindy Howard

Looking back on the year 2020 and how we adapted to the many changes we faced during the course of the pandemic. It is always important to take stock of one’s life and make sure your priorities are in the right order – for you never know what tomorrow holds. That is certainly the case with Cass County Treasurer Cindy Howard.

“The past two years have been a challenge for everyone,” Howard explained. “We’ve lost many people in our community and across the world. So much has changed – health concerns, the economy, safety, just to name a few.”

Howard won the Republican nomination for Cass County Treasurer in the primary election in 2020 and was unopposed on the November ballot. Howard was sworn into office on Nov. 24, 2020, earlier than anticipated by virtue of a precinct caucus to fill the vacancy left by former treasurer Kathy Adair.

“Having worked in the auditor’s office as First Deputy, the Commissioner’s Office as secretary, plus serving as Recorder most recently, I knew I could handle the job. What I didn’t anticipate was the impact of being in “The Sandwich Generation,” said Howard.

“The Sandwich Generation” refers to adults in their 50s or 60s who are wedged between aging parents and their health issues, their adult children and grandchildren. “Coupling my family obligations with our family’s farming operation, I started to realize my health was also being impacted. Simply put, I have been spreading myself too thin.”

Howard went on to say, “Family is the backbone of our society. Family must come first. For that reason, after thoughtful consideration, I have given Gov. Eric Holcomb, the Cass County Commissioners, and the Cass County Republican Chairman my resignation effective August 31, 2022.”

“I want to Thank my supporters for their faith in me. I certainly hope no one is disappointed in my decision, but I have to do what’s best for my situation. The Treasurer’s office is filled with an excellent staff and I pledge my support to my successor to ensure a smooth transition as they assume the duties of Cass County Treasurer,” Howard concluded.

SOURCE: News release from Cass County Treasurer Cindy Howard