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Bollinger County assessor -- Ronda Elfrink
Name: Ronda Elfrink
Birth: July 9, 1961, Advance, Mo.
Spouse, children: Alan; Jennifer Leimer, 26, Iris Elfrink, 25
Occupation: Property management administrative support assistant
Employer: Mitek Corp.
Businesses owned: None
Public office held: Chairwoman, University Extension, Bollinger County and Southeast Region; member, University of Missouri State Extension Council.
Past political campaigns and offices sought: None
Question 1: What is the most important issue facing the Bollinger County assessor?
Answer: Consistency, the need to strive for higher level of excellence, accuracy and efficiency. To be fair and serve all residents of Bollinger County equally. To treat everyone as I would expect them to treat me; with courtesy, dignity and respect. Assist in continued county growth, by doing my part as your assessor to support the growth and improvement of all county departments.
Question 2: What in your background or education makes you qualified for this office?
Answer: My background includes property management, work within a manufacturing facility and the service industry. Through these positions I have developed experience in land records, establishing labor standards and designing and implementing physical moves, layouts and setups for manufacturing. I have experience working with the public, time management and maintaining customer history records. My education/training consists of high school graduate, GSD certification, team building, problem solving, process analysis and strategic planning.
Question 3: Why are you better qualified than your opponent?
Answer: I have given a great deal of thought and consideration to running for Bollinger County assessor and decided to run and be a part of the future progress of Bollinger County. I am a good fit for your assessor of Bollinger County. I've gained a great deal of knowledge in past experiences. Property management -- have learned parcel numbers, where parcel lies physically and on map, document characteristics of a parcel for history records and classification or category of parcel. Service industry -- increase my organization skills along with importance in documenting for history purposes. Manufacturing -- ability to establish standards by analyzing processes. Facilitate in team building, problem solving and strategic planning. Being affiliated with University of Missouri Extension and listening to the needs of youths and adults in Bollinger County and helping influence what programs to provide to enable them to improve their quality of life.
Question 4: You'll be coming in replacing an incumbent. Will you make any changes in the office staff?
Answer: No, the current staff is very knowledgeable and would provide virtually a seamless transition for a newly elected official. This creates a win-win atmosphere and a great start for a new team.
Question 5: How accessible do you plan to be to the public?
Answer: I will maintain regular office hours, be dependable and be available to the public. The staff will be aware of schedules and know where/how to reach me, and with today's technology I'm only a phone call away.