Trista Joyce, County Treasurer

Trista Joyce (2019) 300
My favorite thing about living in Finney County is all the economic and cultural growth. We really are a melting pot, and that's pretty beautiful. It's such a unique place to live and work.
Trista is a Garden City native with 10 years of homegrown experience under her belt. Before becoming the Finney County Treasurer, she was the Accounting Supervisor at Golden Plains Credit Union, where she worked her way up from the bottom. Trista received her Associated Degree in Accounting from Garden City Community College, as well as accreditation in ACH payments, electronic payments and direct deposits. She also served as a board member and the regional credit union representative for EPCOR, a national organization dedicated to providing training and guidance to financial institutions.

When Trista learned of the County's need for a Treasurer, she submitted her resume to the Republican Committee. The Committee selected her out of three candidates to fulfill the rest of the former Treasurer's term. Trista was sworn in on January 17th, 2019. She will officially run on the ballot for the position of Finney County Treasurer in the November 2020 general election for a four-year term.

I wanted to get involved in local government because I think that's where the most important changes are made. I grew up here and I'm raising my family here, so I have an interest in making our community the best it can be.

The Treasurer oversees tax collection and all things to do with titling and tagging motor vehicles. Trista currently supervises and supports nine employees in her office between the tax collection side and the Motor Vehicle Department, and she's considering adding a 10th position. She plans to continue moving forward with the changes the former Treasurer began implementing, while evaluating as they go.

I value our citizens' time. My goal for this department is to streamline the processes so that we can be more efficient, giving the taxpayers a higher satisfaction rate, and taking care of their business as quickly as possible.

Trista comes to us from an already service-oriented industry with the Credit Union, and feels public service to the County is a natural progression for not only her career but her passion, which is to work for her community.

Trista and her husband of five years have a one-year-old daughter, who Trista says keeps her the most busy. In her spare time, Trista enjoys making music with her family, local music sensation, the Twin Country band.