Two Jefferson County elected officials, Treasurer Stacie Prada and County Commissioner Dave Sullivan, will be guest speakers at the Nov. 21 meeting of the Jefferson County Democrats in Port Townsend. Joining Prada will be Shawn Myers, former assistant state treasurer and Thurston County treasurer.
The public program will feature two parts, Prada and Myers on the management of government funds and Sullivan on the process for conditional use permits.
The program will run from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St., followed by the business meeting for JCD members from 7:30-8:30 p.m.
During the first part of the program -- “It’s Your Money - Follow it: How Local and State Treasurers Steward Public Funds" – Prada and Myers will explain the intersection of the local and state treasurers. They will give a general explanation of the funds they manage, whom they manage them for, how debt and investments are related, and likely questions about a state bank.
During the second part of the program, County Commissioner Sullivan will speak about “The Conditional Use Permit and its role in implementing the 2018 Jefferson County Comprehensive Plan.” The process for conditional use permits applies to many issues, Sullivan said, by providing a path for determining what is OK and not OK in certain circumstances.
Sullivan was an elected commissioner for the Jefferson County Public Utility District from 2003-04. A Democrat, he’s been an elected member of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners since 2005.
Prada has worked for Jefferson County since 2000 and was elected Jefferson County treasurer in November 2014. She now also serves as the Northwest district chair for the Washington State Association of County Treasurers and serves on the Executive Board for the Washington Association of County Officials.
Myers has 30 years of government treasury management experience working in county and state government. She was appointed in 2010 and elected twice as the Thurston County treasurer. She worked nearly five years for the state treasurer, most recently serving as the assistant state treasurer from January 2017 until she retired in June this year.