Mason County Sheriff’s Office Chief Administrative Deputy, Theresia Ehrich, has earned the “Professional Finance Officer Award” for the State of Washington from the Washington Finance Officers Association (WFOA).

According to WFOA, this annual award requires ongoing educational and professional excellence on the part of each individual and is not automatically awarded.

A news release from the Sheriff’s Office says that Chief Ehrich is the only person in Mason County government to have received this award and has done so nine years in a row. Additionally, her expertise in all matters of government budgeting and the associated legal requirements has resulted in Chief Ehrich being a guest instructor at the Washington State Auditor’s conference where she instructed on the topic of preliminary budgeting in county government.