Yellowstone County Clerk and Recorder Tony Nave surprised those in attendance at the regular weekly meeting of Yellowstone County Commissioners on Tuesday with the announcement that he is going to retire. His resignation becomes effective May 31, 2011.
Nave, a Republican, was only recently re-elected for a fifth term to the position, going unchallenged in the General Election after having defeated Eric Coobs in the Primary.
Nave said that he and his wife, Sandi, want to focus more on enjoying family and life while they can. “It is with a bit of both sadness and joy that I hereby submit my resignation,” he said.
“Having spent the last four and a half years dealing with the deaths of our son both of my parents and my wife’s mom,” said Nave, “Sandi and I have decided to retire while our health is still good enough to allow us to refocus our lives and enjoy our senior years.” I am truly grateful for the opportunities that allowed me to serve Yellowstone County for the past sixteen years,” said Nave, going on to say in a written statement, “Dealing with the complexities of my office has been a challenging and very rewarding experience.”
It has been primarily under Nave’s leadership that the Clerk and Recorders' office became computerized, leading the way in the adaption of new technology and making its records and processes more easily accessible to the public. The office processes hundreds of public documents daily with a staff of eight people.
Yellowstone County Commissioners will appoint a replacement.
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