The first of more changes to come to the Marion County Treasurer’s Office took place Friday as longtime motor vehicle clerk Candi Jerkins said goodbye.
Jerkins has worked in the courthouse for 18 years. She began working with the Clerk of Court office. Fortunately, when the state cut back on the number of employees in the office, the Treasurer’s Department had an open position available.
She has enjoyed her years in the department. What she will truly miss is the people – not only her coworkers, but the many members of the public she has helped through the years. Jerkins intends to stay in Knoxville and plans to do “as little as possible” during her retirement. Travel is also possible.
The Treasurer’s Office had plenty of food to mark the occasion of her retirement. The owner of VanderPloeg Bakery also supplied Dutch letters because, as Jerkins said, “We like our food.”
Jerkins is the first retirement in the office this year, but not the last. Treasurer Denise Emal does not plan to seek reelection and will be done at the end of December. Look for more on Emal in the next Marion County Tribune.