Meade County Commission appoints auditor, considering applications for treasurer

News StaffJune 4, 2021Local
Courtesy PhotoKevin Forrester has been sworn in as Meade County Auditor. He replaces long-time auditor Lisa Schieffer who resigned in May.

STURGIS, SD – A long-time employee as Meade County’s Facility Manager and IT Director has been appointed to fill the county auditor’s role.  Kevin Forrester’s appointment comes following the resignation of long-time auditor Lisa Schieffer on May 11.

Meade County Auditor, Kevin Forrester

Forrester was sworn into office on Tuesday, June 1.  He will fill out the remainder of Schieffer’s term which expires in March of 2023.  He may run for another term at the time, if he chooses.

The commission appointed Forrester (who has been a county employee for 25 years) in a dual role position. He will continue as facility manager/IT director, as well as auditor. Forrester will continue to draw only his salary as facility manager/IT director along with an additional $1,000 a month.

Schieffer has been hired as the new city administer for the city of Summerset. According to the minutes of the May 20, Summerset City Commission meeting, the commission voted to hire Schieffer to replace Lonnie Harmon.

Meade County Commissioners have yet to fill another vacancy.  Susan Boadwine resigned her position as treasurer in March.  The commission has received applicants for the treasurer’s position and will conduct interviews at the commission’s meeting on June 8.