McLemore sworn in as new Clark County Treasurer

Published 4:35 pm Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

Clark County has a new treasurer.

During a special called meeting of the Clark County Fiscal Court on Friday, Mary McLemore was sworn in as the new Clark County Treasurer.

Asked about her hopes for the future, McLemore responded.

Email newsletter signup

“Just [for] a smooth transition and to ensure that what’s best for the county is [completed],” she said. “[I’m] excited for the adventure.”

Clark County Judge-Executive Les Yates as well as Magistrates Steve Craycraft, Ernest Pasley, Dan Konstanopoulos, Robert Blanton, and Clark County Coroner Neal Oliver were present at the meeting.

Yates, officiating the swearing-in ceremony by administering the oath of office, had McLemore stand with her right-hand raised as he read aloud.

Among points solemnly sworn to were to “support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of this commonwealth and be faithful and true to the commonwealth of Kentucky” and to “faithfully execute to the best of my ability the office of the Clark County Treasurer.”

Afterward, they shook hands, with McLemore officially welcomed to the position.

She previously worked for the Clark County Road Department, beginning in 2019, and became the director of finance and assistant treasurer in September of 2022.

She will be replacing former Clark County Treasurer Alicia Mayabb.

“I’ve really enjoyed my position here,” said Mayabb. “I was able to serve my county that I grew up in and [that] I lived in, and I felt like I really brought to the position some integrity and…being very open and transparent.”

Fortunately for Mayabb, who afterward had a going away party featuring cupcakes, plates that had “Don’t Forget Us” printed on them, and napkins featuring the words “We’ll Miss You,” her new place of work won’t be far away.

Mayabb has accepted a position with the city of Winchester as its new finance director.

“Thank you all for your trust in allowing me to serve for the past two-and-a-half years,” she said. “I know I’m leaving you in good hands with Mary at the helm.”

Along with Mayabb, McLemore thanked Clark County Human Resources Administrator Janet Townsend for her supportive role in getting the position.

“They kind of helped pave the way,” she said.