Northumberland County Treasurer Kevin Gilroy announced Thursday he is seeking a third term.
Gilroy, a Republican from Paxinos, worked as treasurer for the past 10 years and wants to continue to run the office with focus on customer service.
“I still enjoy the job and enjoy working with my constituents and employees of the county,” Gilroy was quoted in a press release.
Gilroy came to the treasurer’s office with over 30 years of banking experience and held board member seats for several nonprofits. He is a graduate from the University of Scranton with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Since taking office in July 2009, Gilroy has increased revenue in his office by 28 percent and has worked closely with previous administrations to save hundreds of thousands of dollars by recommending the refinancing of county debt.
He has made better use of technology by placing dog licensing online through the county website.
“With the geographic size of the county, it made sense to partner with a good reputable company to process dog licenses and save pet owners time and gas money to drive to Sunbury. And it paid off by doubling the number of licenses issued, protecting more dogs throughout the county,” he said. “I look forward to continuing more ways to save money for our county and provide a high level of customer service to employees and the public.”
The treasurer is responsible for issuing hunting, fishing and dog licenses, as well as small games of chance and bingo licenses, and sportsman pistol permits. The treasurer is also responsible for being a tax collector, collecting the taxes from the remaining 35 tax collectors throughout the county and paying loans for the county.
Gilroy manages the money for the county and sits on the Retirement Board.
He resides in Paxinos with his wife, Carolyn. They have three children, Eric, Melissa and Kelina. They also have five grandchildren.