Jennifer Haigler will serve another term as County Clerk for Blaine County.
Haigler was sworn in by Judge Allison Lafferty on Jan. 4, 2021, and has previously served as county clerk for four years.
This will be Haigler’s second term as county clerk; however, she has worked for Blaine County in some capacity since December of 2010 and has been a resident of Eagle City for 28 years now.
Haigler began her job for Blaine County doing parttime work in land records helping with indexes and assisting in the recording of documents.
As county clerk, her duties include assisting others with purchase orders, payroll, or land records.
During the November 2020 Election Haigler ran against opponent Tracy Walker. Before her first term in 2016, she had run unopposed.
“I felt that someone from within the office should take that next step,” she said.
Looking back, Haigler says the re-election process as a whole and getting out and meeting the residents of Blaine County while campaigning was something she has enjoyed most so far.
As for 2021, Haigler tries to stay positive, meaning 2021 is looking like an empty slate that will be filled as the days pass.
One of Haigler’s immediate goals for this year is to be able to utilize the county website to get information to the public.
Looking at long term goals, she said she would like to continue to have her employees attend continuing education classes.
In speaking about her employees, Haigler believes one of the most important things she can do is to trust the people in her office.
“You give employees the skills and confidence to do their jobs and the jobs of others in their absence,” Haigler said. “Not everyone uses the same process; it’s the end result that counts.”
Haigler’s term will last another four years, and as of now, she plans to run for reelection again once her term is up.
Being county clerk is not all that Haigler does. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking care of her four grandchildren.