Clerk-treasurer Darrin Boas

» Why did you decide to run for clerk-treasurer?

I have truly enjoyed my time on the council and BZA and want to continue to serve the city while expanding my knowledge of city operations.

» What is your priority heading into office?

My priority going into office is learn the current operations, evaluate the systems in place and take ownership of my assigned duties all the while looking at accountability, efficiencies and controls. I also plan to support the mayor-elect and provide them with timely updates regarding city and department finances and possible areas of cost saving.

» What experience do you have for this office?

Since graduating college, all I have done is manage people, budgets and customer relations. I have hired and managed in union and nonunion environments, including Kroger, Coca-Cola and AVI. I have written, evaluated and been held accountable to annual operating budgets for 28 years. Understanding, continually evaluating and managing those budgets to meet and exceed financial expectations has brought me great success throughout my management career. I understand the importance of customer service, and the citizens of Seymour will be my clientele. I will make sure my customers are more than satisfied with the service they receive at the clerk’s office and questions or requests falling under my umbrella are answered in a timely manner.

» How do you plan to make the office more accessible and user friendly?

As the clerk-treasurer for Seymour, I plan to publish the hours I will be in my office for citizens to come in with issues and concerns. I will actively seek out input from employees and the citizens on ways to improve efficiencies, access to make payments and access to city records. Until I fully evaluate the current system and totally understand state requirements and standards, I cannot say with certainty what I will and won’t change. The city is audited every two years by the state, so ultimately, anything we do has to fall within their guidelines.

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Name: Darrin Boas

Party: Republican

Age: 49

Family: Wife, Shawna; and two children, Brandon and Morgan

Occupation: Branch manager for AVI Foodsystems

Education: 1991 graduate of Indiana University School of Business with a degree in accounting. While at IU, I was governor of my house and president of our dorm (Wright Quad).

Previous political experience: At-large member of Seymour City Council in 2015; a member of the Seymour Board of Zoning Appeals 2016 to 2018

Organizations: A member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, Seymour Elks Club and Cars and Guitars committee

Also: Born and raised in Seymour