Tellock to step down this year
By Robert Cloud
Sheri Wieters says she is running for county treasurer because her biggest concern is ensuring the office’s accuracy.
“If somebody runs thinking this is a good job, but doesn’t realize how important accuracy is, there could be a lot of mistakes,” Wieters said. “If I’m going to be correcting the mistakes behind the scenes, I might as well be doing the job.”
Wieters has been the county’s assistant finance director for the past seven years.
Her responsibilities include preparing the treasurer’s monthly report for the county Finance Committee.
“The treasurer is responsible for working with financial institutions on investments of the county’s money and in rem foreclosures,” Wieters said, adding that the county forecloses on properties with unpaid taxes.
Prior to working in the county’s finance department, Wieters was the chief deputy treasurer for more than six years.
“I collected tax payments and reconciled the county’s bank accounts. I was in communications with all the local treasurers, and I supervised the other staff,” Wieters said. “I worked for Jim Goeser when he was the county treasurer and for Clyde Tellock.”
Tellock is not seeking re-election this year.
“Clyde has a new chief deputy treasurer and I’ve been helping train her,” Wieters said.
She has worked for the county for 20 years, starting as an accounting clerk with the Department of Health and Human Services.
“There’s a lot of work to being country treasurer, and I think my experience will be very helpful,” she said.
Wieters attended Little Wolf High School and currently lives in the town of Royalton.
She began her professional career as a teller-supervisor for Valley Bank. After five years, she left the bank and went to Fox Valley Technical College to earn a degree in accounting. She worked one year for Add Inc. before becoming a county employee.
Wieters is also a graduate of the Leadership Waupaca County program and the treasurer for Game Changers Ministries in Wittenberg.
She is married and has three children and two grandchildren.