The Stutsman County Auditor is the Chief Financial Officer for the county. The auditor oversees all fiscal action ensuring that funds are used properly. Some of the financial duties include assisting the Commission with the annual budget, preparing various financial reports, calculating tax levies, payment of bills and payroll and distribution of collected tax dollars. The auditor also serves as the executive secretary of the County Commission by scheduling meetings, preparing agendas and taking minutes at commission meetings.
The Auditor’s Office also provides many services to the public. As the County Superintendent of Schools designee, the office can assist with school record research for social security or genealogy purposes. Questions regarding the taxation process including mill levies and the tax foreclosure process can be forwarded to this office as well.
The county auditor is also the county’s election administrator for primary, general and special elections for county, state and federal elections. General election questions as well as questions concerning absentee ballots, overseas voting and voting locations can be answered through this office. For more information you can view the Voting Information page.
Nicole Meland was appointed County Auditor / Chief Operating Officer in February, 2018. Nicole replaced Casey Bradley who had been in the position since 2011. As the County’s Chief Operating Officer she is responsible for the county’s day-to-day operation. The Auditor’s staff includes;
- Nicole Meland – Auditor/COO
- Jessica Alonge – Chief Deputy Auditor/Recorder
- Shannon Larson – Human Resources Specialist
- Ashley Tanata – Deputy Auditor
- Emily McLean – Deputy Auditor