Grant County will be holding elections this year for many important local offices, which have the power to change things here at home.
In Indiana, our Primary Election will be held on May 5th, and the General Election will be November 3rd.
If you’re not yet registered to vote, the deadline to do so (to participate in the primary) is April 6th. If you would like to register, or to check your registration status, please visit the Indiana Voters website at https://indianavoters.in.gov/
We reached out to all of the county candidates running in this year’s primary. Not all candidates responded, but everyone was given the same opportunity.
Here is the information we’ve gathered, to help you make an informed decision this election cycle.
Tiffany N. Griffith was born in 1987 and raised in Grant County by her parents, Bill & Kelly Glasser. Her father worked as a paramedic for Marion General Hospital for 13 years and then he went on to work at the Grant County Sheriff’s Department for 12 years. He currently teaches as an Associate Professor for the Criminal Justice program at Ivy Tech and Department Chair School of Public Affairs & Social Services and Public Safety Emergency Preparedness Lead for Ivy Tech. Her mother worked at Marion General Hospital as an emergency room nurse for 11 years. Moving on to work for Miller’s Merry Manor for over 10 years as Staff Development Coordinator and Director of Nursing. For the past 11 years, Kelly has worked for TLC Management as a Regional Director of Quality Assurance overseeing several facilities.
Watching the loyalty and dedication her parents gave to each position they held taught Tiffany and her siblings, William and Tennielle, the work ethic and drive they now have in their own careers.
Tiffany graduated from Madison-Grant High School in 2006 and was accepted to the Business Management program at Indiana University- Purdue University Fort Wayne. While a full-time student and completing two years of education at IPFW, Tiffany began a full-time managerial position in a retail store in 2007 and helped the sales team reach top sales in the company, achieved business achievement awards, and excelled at customer service that went above and beyond. In 2011, Tiffany became a Store Manager for the Bluffton, IN location and in 2012 became the Store Manager over the Marion, IN location.
In July 2013, Tiffany was presented an opportunity to work in the Grant County Treasurer’s Office at an entry level position. In 2014, Tiffany was promoted to Assistant Chief Deputy to help with the financial rebuild from the server crash in 2012. In January 2016, Tiffany was again promoted to the position of Chief Deputy where she oversaw the reconciliation of prior Chief Deputies’ delinquent reports and worked diligently to bring them current. With her attention to detail and willingness to resolve outstanding issues, Tiffany was able to find discrepancies that led to the investigation and prosecution of a former employee that had been mishandling tax payer monies.
In April 2018, Tiffany was asked to step up and run for Treasurer in a Republican Caucus. She was running against a well-known incumbent. Tiffany took the majority of the votes and won.
While serving as Treasurer, Tiffany Griffith has effectively worked with multiple county offices to update the financial software system so that transparency between the Auditor’s office and Treasurer’s office remains a top priority. She has safeguarded county dollars by continuously looking for the best yield and return. With paying attention to the financial market, as County Treasurer, Tiffany was able to bring in a total of $1,150613.43 in interest from 2018 to 2019 that was paid back in to the county general fund. Tiffany and her team have completed settlements in record time frames, getting the county money paid back to government entities in less time. Tiffany continues education, cross-training, and utilizes resources to ensure that she and her team continue to focus on providing a customer service that goes above and beyond for Grant County citizens.
Since 2016, Tiffany Griffith has actively attended Annual Indiana County Treasurer Association Conferences, State Board of Accounts state called seminars, Association of Indiana County Legislative Conferences, SRI Tax Sale trainings, Bankruptcy trainings, and vendor trainings. Tiffany is a member of the Women of the Republican Party and Secretary to the Board of Finance.
As a voter for Grant County, your job is so vital to the growth and development of our communities. Make an educated vote because your voice matters. My goal is to continue to serve Grant County citizens as its Treasurer in providing trust, transparency, dedication, diligence, and customer service that goes above and beyond.
If you have any questions or would like to speak more on my qualifications, I invite you to email at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The other candidate for county treasurer is Richard A. Jarvis III.
Channel 27 reached out to Mr. Jarvis for this feature but never got a response.