The Clark County treasurer tendered her letter of resignation in a special fiscal court meeting Friday.
In the letter, Tina Lynn, who has served as the county’s treasurer since July 2010, called the working relationship between the treasurer’s office and Clark County Judge-Executive Henry Branham’s office “contentious and adversarial.”
“Things have become increasingly difficult between the treasurer’s office and the judge’s office,” Lynn said. “I have decided to pursue other opportunities.”
Branham, who served as treasurer from 2004 to 2006, said the job can be difficult.
As the two positions work as a check and balance for the other, the relationship can become strained, though Branham said he feels as if he is in a “shoot the messenger” position.
“I have to bring the message and therefore the tension is created,” Branham said. “We both have respective duties to perform.”
Lynn said she wanted to draw attention to areas where the office could be made more efficient with her resignation.
“I could have resigned very quietly and walked away,” she said. “I wanted to give the commissioners a chance to look at the positions and how they improve the office.”
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Despite the tension between the two offices, Branham said he was sad to see Lynn leaving the post.
A search for a new treasurer will begin immediately. A treasurer is required by state law for the Fiscal Court to sign checks.
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