A long-time fixture in Fayette County government has decided to end decades of service to the county next year.
Rose Hoover, who is in her fifth term as the county treasurer, told The Leader-Union on Tuesday that she plans to retire at the end of that term in November 2018.
“It was a hard decision to make, a very hard decision,” said Hoover, who was first elected county treasurer in 1998 and re-elected four more times.
Prior to being elected to the treasurer post, she worked as a deputy clerk in the office under David Marty for about 20 years.
“I have truly enjoyed serving the residents of Fayette County and working with some wonderful employees in this office, and I still enjoy it,” Hoover said.
“It also has been a pleasure working with those in other county offices,” Hoover said.
“But, a big part of my decision to retire was my family,” she said. “As much as I enjoy serving as the county treasurer, I want to spend more time with my family.
“It’s a sad thing for me, but it’s a happy thing, too,” Hoover said.
“I have made a lot of friendships while working in this office, and I will miss interacting with the people that we serve here,” she said. “But I look forward to having more time with my family.”
And, while she is announcing her retirement plans, Hoover said that she plans to continue improving the treasurer’s office service to residents of the county.
She said that before she leaves the office at the end of November next year, she wants to make it possible for the office to accept payments by credit cards and for residents to pay their county taxes online.
Hoover said that she is working with Supervisor of Assessments Cindi Lotz on getting assessments online.