LIMA — Allen County’s interim treasurer is very familiar with the office’s inner workings.
The Allen County commissioners appointed Krista Bohn, the chief deputy of finance in the treasurer’s office, as interim treasurer on Tuesday morning.
“Our main focus is taking care of the taxpayers, anyone in the county who comes into this office,” Bohn said. “That will continue to be the main focus, customer service.”
Bohn is a graduate of Allen East High School and graduated from the University of Northwestern Ohio with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
“I really appreciate all your support and confidence,” the 34-year-old Lima woman said. “I look forward to this next adventure.”
Bohn replaces Evalyn Shaffner, who submitted her resignation effective Monday. Shaffner was appointed to the treasurer’s role in 2018 after also serving as chief deputy of finance for four years and six years with the auditor’s office. Shaffner, who earned a state-mandated $67,525 in 2020 based on the size of Allen County, won an uncontested election for the role in November.
“The last two years as the Allen County Treasurer have been very rewarding,” Shaffner wrote in her resignation letter. “However, after 25 years with Allen County, it is time for me to semi-retire. I am looking forward to enjoying more time with my family.”
The commissioners are required to choose an interim treasurer, but it’s up to the Allen County Republican Party to pick a full-time replacement within the next 45 days, party chairman Keith Cheney said. Resumes can be mailed to the Allen County Republican Party, P.O. Box 1563, Lima, OH 45802; or dropped off at the office at 3111 W. Elm St., Lima. They must be delivered or postmarked by midnight Friday, March 12.
Bohn, a registered Republican, said she plans to apply to the party to keep the position full-time.
Commissioner Beth Seibert said she spoke with Allen County Auditor Rachael Gilroy about Bohn’s qualifications. Gilroy also previously served in the role of treasurer.
“She expressed to me she has so much confidence in your ability to serve in that interim period,” Seibert said. “Her experience there speaks volumes. She has a lot of faith in you, and that means I have a lot of faith in you.”