Lori A. Mathes was appointed by the Catawba County Board of Commissioners on Monday, Feb. 25, as the County’s new Tax Collector. The decision was based upon staff’s recommendations at the Board’s meeting on Feb. 18.
Mathes served as Chief Financial Officer for Mental Health Partners of Hickory for eight years, responsible for overseeing the agency’s expenditures and revenues, its accounting policies and procedures.
Mathes, set to begin her new duties on March 5, will succeed Ona Scruggs, who is retiring effective April 1 after serving as Tax Collector since March 2008.
Scruggs will work with Mathes in her final month as Mathes assumes her new job.
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