Passionate about public service
The York County Commissioners have selected Julie Haertsch to be the next Director of Voter Registration and Elections, with Wednesday, Feb. 23 set as her first day on the job.
Haertsch said she is passionate about public service and sees the new position as a great way for her to exemplify that passion.
“I have always felt that public service was important,” she said. “I think it’s an opportunity to put good out in the world.”
York County President Commissioner Julie Wheeler said the commissioners are pleased to have the position filled.
Great organizational and leadership skills
“Julie brings with her great organizational and leadership skills, which will not only improve the office’s performance, but ultimately, improve the voting experience for York County residents,” Wheeler said. “We are committed to continuous process improvement with our elections and look forward to the process expertise Julie brings.”
As director, Haertsch said she plans to meet with her staff to familiarize herself with their jobs and skillsets, in order to make the office run in an efficient and effective manner.
One of Haertsch’s main goals is to emphasize the importance of voting, something she considers a “sacred obligation.”
“I want to get people excited to vote,” she said.
Haertsch spent 16 years with the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, serving as fare collection transition and training manager, before her retirement in 2017.
It was in this role, and also as human resources specialist, that Haertsch developed skills in processes, policies and procedures, leadership and team building. She believes these skills will translate well in her new position.
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