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Poston devoted, knowledgeable, dedicated public servant
April 11, 2018
April 10, 2018

To the Editor:

I am supporting the re-election of our Boundary County Auditor/Recorder, Glenda Poston. Glenda was born and raised in Boundary County, having roots in the farming and timber industry. My first meeting with Glenda McNearney Poston was in 1967 when her mother would bring her into the bank where I worked as a teller. She opened a checking account for Glenda at a young age, and that started her education in responsibility in the business world. As far as I know, Glenda has worked every day since at something.

I can tell you that she is one of the most devoted and knowledgeable officials that I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Her hard work and office skills led her to the job as office manager for our Bonners Ferry local lumber company when the timber industry was booming at that time. That was a huge responsibility for a young girl and she held that position for 29 years before the decline of the timber industry and the mill closure. She was then appointed as Boundary County Auditor by the County Commissioners to fill the vacancy of that office and has held that position since 2004.

Glenda is well known for supporting her community by serving in the past and the present in many organizations. You will always see her at our county fair either planting flowers, decorating booths, helping with the organizing and giving support where needed. She has served on the Community Hospital board of directors, Fair Board, her church board, Bonners Ferry City Planning and Zoning Board, the local Bonners Ferry Rotary, and Beta Sigma Phi, just to mention a few of the many hats she wears.

Glenda has been active and also been honored at the state level. Two of the biggest awards being elected by her peers as President of the Idaho Association of Recorders and Clerks in 2015-16 and the prestigious award of being selected Clerk of the Year for 2015.

With all of these tasks, she is the proud grandmother to three active young girls. But, please, don’t be surprised if you see her down on her knees planting flowers in front of our courthouse, decorating the famous courthouse Christmas tree, or putting on a home-cooked noon feast for her fellow workers.

I was very honored to serve beside her for eight years as County Treasurer, and found her to always be honest, gracious, helpful beyond words, and supportive to all other elected officials, employees, and the citizens of Boundary County. She is a dedicated public servant and I am very proud to put my name on the list of her many supporters and friends.

Jenny Fessler
Retired Boundary County Treasurer
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