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Harrison County Commissioner takes position in West Virginia State Auditor’s Office

By JoAnn Snoderly, WV News

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — A Harrison County commissioner has taken a new job in the office of State Auditor John “J.B.” McCuskey as a liaison between the state office and local and federal officials on American Rescue Plan funds.

Since early April, Commissioner Patsy Trecost has served as the special projects director in the State Auditor’s Office in the Local Government Services Division.

He was hired to maintain relationships with counties and municipalities in the state and with the offices of Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. He will be tasked with disseminating American Rescue Plan spending and reporting guidance from the federal level to officials throughout the state “to make sure all appropriated money is spent transparently and responsibly to guarantee the best outcome for the citizens of West Virginia’s cities and counties,” according to Zachary Perry, special projects coordinator with the West Virginia State Auditor’s Office.

According to Perry, Trecost applied for a “position in local government services” that had been advertised.

“Upon reception of his application and the notification of the incoming (American Rescue Plan) funds, it was decided that his immediate duties would focus on the ARP fund guidance and local government communication in conjunction with Sen. Manchin’s office,” Perry said…

To read more: https://www.wvnews.com/news/wvnews/harrison-county-commissioner-takes-position-in-west-virginia-state-auditors-office/article_3b383e93-9551-578b-8287-236b1a1a6929.html

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