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Voter's Guide: Crow Wing County Auditor-Treasurer - Deborah Erickson

Name: Deborah (Goble) Erickson. Qualifications: I have a BA degree in management and over 20 years experience with Crow Wing County including five years as the elected auditor. I hold certifications in Property Tax Calculation and Elections Admin...

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Deborah Erickson

Name: Deborah (Goble) Erickson.

Qualifications: I have a BA degree in management and over 20 years experience with Crow Wing County including five years as the elected auditor. I hold certifications in Property Tax Calculation and Elections Administration and possess the knowledge of the organization and the department and the skills to offer experienced
leadership.

What do you want to accomplish if elected?: While we have made several advances in modernizing our procedures and services, there are still significant areas where we could increase inter-departmental cooperation and improve processes. I would like to continue to find ways to provide additional services on the customer's time frame and improve communication with the public to allow for interactive contact and ease of access to public information. Technology continues to play a big role in how we conduct our business, but we need to make sure the systems we employ are cost-effective and provide maximum benefit to the organization and the public.

Specifically, how would you accomplish your goals?: I believe there are opportunities to look at structure changes within the organization to reduce the amount of touch-points certain processes have to go through to be completed. I've spearheaded

efforts to offer online opportunities for business licensing, and I think there are additional areas where we can enhance this option. Continued cooperation between departments and technology solutions that consider the overall needs of the organization will also help contain costs and offer better customer services. My knowledge of the services offered and the different systems we employ will make me the best person to lead this effort.

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