Ann Pfeifer and Karla Hecker earned certification from the Kansas County Treasurerís Association at the annual award ceremony June 16.

Pfeifer received her level II treasurer certificate and the title of Certified Kansas County Finance Officer. Hecker received her level I employee certificate.

Level I certificates are received after 30 hours of education from the KCTA. Level II certificates are received after 54 hours of education from the KCTA. The KCTA certificate is administered by the Docking Institute of Public Affairs at Fort Hays State University. The KCTA has classes for members, treasurers and treasurer office employees, to understand the office duties set forth in statute and the best practices to run the office.

Hecker, deputy county treasurer, has worked for the county for four years. She began on the front line in 2012. She then took over handling the E-Z Pay program and the delinquent processing, then was promoted to her current position.

Pfeifer, Ellis County treasurer, has worked for the county for five years and has served as the county treasurer for the past three years. She successfully has implemented multiple state and county computer system upgrades and is redesigning the Treasury website.