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At a special called meeting of the Metcalfe County fiscal court on Tuesday, July 21, Page Edwards was appointed as the new county treasurer.
“With her prior work experience of 18 years as the park director, and her education, including finance courses, and her interview, we felt she was a good choice for this position,” said Judge/Executive Harold Stilts.
“I am glad to be working with the community again,” said Edwards.
“I hope to bring positive energy, and because I love working with people. I feel this is a good fit for me. It feels good to be in a working environment where your skills are appreciated and it it feels like home.”
Edwards has a bachelor’s degree in sports management from the University of Kentucky, and has studied business and education.
She has also completed a course with the Kentucky Association of County Treasurers, which detailed the duties and responsibilities of a county treasurer.
In February, Edwards was hired via AmeriCorps to work with emergency management. The temporary role, which was due to end in August, turned out to be the perfect fit, and Edward says that she feels fate had a hand in her new career path.
“The day that I wound up taking the job with AmeriCorps, I was actually coming in to say that I couldn’t do it because I had started substitute teaching again. Several people told me I would be better off working with AmeriCorps, and as it turned out they were right. It wasn’t long before schools were out of session, and because of the crisis with COVID-19, my work hours are complete. I would have had very little work as a substitute teacher.”
The court is pleased with the new appointment and hopeful about what it will hold for the county.
“I think she will do a good job as county treasurer and I think she will do her best to work with the fiscal court and everyone else,” said Magistrate Kenny Scott.
Edwards officially started her new job on the 22nd of July.