New city treasurer begins work
It's a matter of addition and subtraction: while one new treasurer is coming on board, another is leaving.
Susan Adams, a Tonganoxie resident and member of the Basehor Chamber of Commerce, was approved Monday night as the city's new treasurer and began work Wednesday morning. Her predecessor, Baron Powell, will end his tenure as a city employee Friday.
Powell said he's been hired as business manager for Corrections Corp. of America, a company that operates private prison facilities including the Leavenworth Detention Center.
Adams has plenty of bookkeeping experience. She and her husband own and operate R and S Equipment, 178th and State, and Adams is responsible for keeping the books. She is also the treasurer for the Chamber of Commerce.
Susan Guy, Basehor Chamber of Commerce member, said Adams will be a good addition to the city's staff.
"Oh, yeah, she'll be very good," Guy said. "She's got the experience."
Adams will work as a part-time employee for the city. The treasurer's job affords her the opportunity to maintain work with her business and the Chamber of Commerce.
"This was part-time with flexible hours and it's accounting as well," Adams said. "It basically gives me a full-time job between two businesses."