OLYMPIA, WA – State Treasurer Duane Davidson will swear in Erhiza Rivera as Assistant Treasurer in a ceremony at the Legislative Building on Friday.
Rivera most recently worked as a Grants Manager at Heritage University in Toppenish, WA after spending 12 years in public service with the Benton County Treasurer’s Office.
time with the County she focused on investments and served as a Revenue Systems
Accountant before she was appointed Chief Deputy Treasurer by then County
Treasurer Davidson, who as State Treasurer called upon Rivera to serve once
is an incredible honor to have the opportunity work with him again,” Rivera said.
“We shared a vision of improving how we use systems to make things better for tax
payers, and now we have a chance to build on that.”
has ties to both eastern and western sides of the state. She was raised in
Seattle, attended Cleveland High School, and later earned a degree in
accounting from Eastern Washington University.
She will fill a position being left open by the retirement of Assistant Treasurer Shawn Myers, who served as Thurston County Treasurer before being recruited by then Treasurer-elect Davidson and moving to state service.
asked Shawn to come on board with me it was because we had spent quite a bit of
time working together in which I realized what an asset she would be to have on
my team. Now that she is ready to retire I wanted to find the same type of
working relationship, and I immediately thought of Erhiza,” Treasurer Davidson said.
Rivera said she wants to build relationships with local districts and work on identifying the needs of the state in order to improve upon services. She enjoys helping others and said in her new state government role with the Office of the State Treasurer she would be taking a look at how the state works to protect local government investments.
that the work is going to be incredibly valuable and afford the opportunity to
build processes and policies that help both local and state governments better
serve Washingtonians,” she said.
https://www.tre.wa.gov/wp-content/uploads/Erhiza-Rivera-for-the-webf.jpg16502400Adam Johnson/wp-content/uploads/tre-seal.pngAdam Johnson2019-06-26 17:24:342019-07-17 17:56:32New Assistant State Treasurer Erhiza Rivera