July 16, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Boone County Commission Administrative Assistant
Phone: (573) 886-4312
BOONE COUNTY COLLECTOR PAT LENSMEYER AWARDED
VICTOR E. MARTINELLI OUTSTANDING COUNTY TREASURER AWARD
July 16, 2012—The National Association of County Collectors, Treasurers and Finance Offers (NACCTFO) presented Boone County Collector Pat Lensmeyer with the prestigious Victor E. Martinelli Outstanding County Treasurer Award at its national conference on Saturday, July 14.
Each year, NACCTFO, an affiliate of the National Association of Counties, presents this award to “a person who serves as a leader in their home state and as a professional of the highest caliber in the operation of their own County office” and has been an active member of the organization for at least two years. Pat was nominated by several of her peers based on her tireless efforts to meet the needs of both the citizens of Boone County and the County itself; her activism in her community, county and state; and her innovative approach to increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of the collection of revenue. Among Pat’s accomplishments are the significant reduction of delinquent taxes owed to Boone County and the implementation of a system to allow citizens to make payments online or through their banking system.
Pat’s collaboration with other financial officers through active involvement in NACCTFO, including both participation and leadership in committees, ensures that her innovations gain momentum and have a positive effect on other counties as well as Boone County. This collaboration also allows Pat to learn from other financial officers, which she does readily in an effort to provide the best possible service to Boone County and its citizens. Pat also serves on the Missouri Association of Counties Executive Board of Directors, elected to an at-large seat by representatives from across the state.
Pat acts as an advocate and strong supporter of her community and actively serves to help foster pride in Boone County. It is because of her strong leadership and passion for providing excellent service to Boone County and its citizens that Pat is a deserving recipient of the 2012 Victor E. Martinelli Outstanding County Treasurer Award