Eagle County Treasurer Karen Sheaffer has more than 27 years experience in the Treasurer’s Office. She has been a Certified County Treasurer since 1999 and was a two-time recipient of the Outstanding Treasurer of the Year Award from the Colorado County Treasurers’ Association. As Treasurer, Karen is responsible for billing, collecting and distributing a tax roll of $172 million, as well as performing cash flow and banking services for Eagle County.
In addition, Karen serves as the Eagle County Public Trustee. In the State of Colorado, each county has a public trustee whose primary function is to serve as a neutral third party in the processing of foreclosures and releases of deeds of trust.
The Eagle County Treasurer’s Office has received seven awards from NACo (National Association of County Officials) recognizing both customer service and improved office procedures. Karen earned the prestigious Eagle Award from the International Association of Clerks, Recorders, Election Officials & Treasurers (IACREOT) for collection procedures used to collect delinquent personal and mobile home taxes.
Karen serves on several professional organizations. She is currently the First Vice President of IACREOT, having served as treasurer for seven years and Secretary for one year. She will be sworn in as president of the organization in June, 2013 at the annual IACREOT conference in Louisville, Kentucky. She is past president of the Colorado County Treasurers’ Association and has served as both secretary and a board member of COLOTRUST, the largest pool fund investment in the State of Colorado.
Karen has been a Colorado resident since the early 1980s and resides in Gypsum with her husband, Jim. Her two sons, Jeremy and Judd, grew up skiing the mountains and both graduated from Eagle Valley High School.
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