Timothy Morland filed on May 18 to run for the office of Douglas County Treasurer. Timothy, a Democrat, is a long time employee of Douglas County, having served 17 years in the treasurer’s office tax and motor vehicle departments. Timothy is eager to provide consistent public service to the residents of Douglas County.
Since 2003, Timothy has provided residents with amiable and steady service. In the 17 years with Douglas County, he is most recognizable as the clerk in the Dillon’s satellite office location. Throughout his tenure, Timothy has sought leadership roles that include, helping to implement new software, remodeling and managing the satellite office. In 2012, after successfully completing the Emerging Leadership Academy through the University of Kansas, Timothy took the program to heart and began taking steps to contribute his education to the office and the public.
Timothy considers his current role to be the public face of county government. He has always enjoyed working in public service and looks forward to continuing and cultivating these qualities as Treasurer. Timothy knows that one of the best qualities he can impart is his positive communication with the taxpayers that he meets everyday. Timothy’s solution based approach and successful communication of laws and standards help to effectively and efficiently complete renewals, titles and property tax payments.
“I look forward to the opportunity to continue the tradition of reliable and courteous service that the county provides while recognizing the challenges of delivering a consistent experience in these uncertain times. I will implement new strategies and solutions to keep our office running effectively, efficiently and safely.”
“I have a long history working closely with all office departments and have a good understanding of the core functions that keep the office working. It is time for me to step up and take the leadership position and the accountability that goes along with it.”
Timothy has been a resident of Douglas County since 2000. After getting to know the town during his time at Ku as an undergrad, he and his wife, Kristin, thought it would be the perfect place to raise a family. They live with their two kids, and two dogs in their home in Lawrence blocks away from the downtown courthouse.
“Douglas County encapsulates intersections of urban, rural and college town ways of life. Everyday at the office, I have had the opportunity to meet the residents, participate in the understanding of how their needs are met and where they diverge. It is an important time to know how and where we meet, taxes are an essential part of being a resident here. It’s not what we do, but how we do what we do that shapes our county. I am committed to bringing that spirit of service to the Office of Treasurer.”
“Every election is important. This election will look very different, but will be an opportunity for us to show that we are still engaged and care for the future of this county. I hope that the voters will give me the opportunity to serve their interests as Treasurer and provide solution based service in the most efficient, safe, and personalized way possible.”