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WAXAHACHIE - Ellis County Treasurer Mark Price was voted Outstanding County Treasurer in the state of Texas at the annual County Treasurers Association Conference in Fort Worth.

'It is a great honor to be recognized among my peers,' said Price, an eight-year veteran with the Treasurer's Office. 'My accomplishments could not have been made without the love and support of my family.'

Price was first appointed Ellis County Treasurer in November 1992. He won his first election in 1994 and ran unopposed in the 1998 race.

'The best job I have ever held is my position of Ellis County Treasurer,' said Price. 'The nicest people I have ever known have been all those associated with county government and the County Treasurer's Association of Texas (CTAT).'

Price has never missed attending his annual continuing education seminars, which are held each spring on the Texas A&M campus in College Station. He has served as a regional director in CTAT and has served as legislative co-chair of the organization for the past two legislative sessions. Mark is appreciative of the opportunity to represent county treasurers before the Texas Legislature.

Price is a fifth generation native of Ellis County. He has a bachelor of science and Master of Science degrees from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

Mark and wife Emily have one 5½-year-old daughter named Marisa. Locally, Mark is secretary/treasurer for the Forreston Cemetery Association, member of Leadership Waxahachie, past Treasurer for Historic Waxahachie Inc., past credit committee member of the Ellis County Teachers and Employees Federal Credit Union, past advisory board member for the Waxahachie Boys and Girls Club, Muster Chair 2000 for the Ellis County A&M Club and a volunteer for the annual Waxahachie Gingerbread Trail of Homes.

Mark was recently appointed to serve on two task forces. One was the Ellis County Task Force headed by the Texas Association of Counties President, and Palo Pinto County Judge Mickey West. The other task force was a result of HB 822 passed last session in the state legislature.

The Commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission appointed Price to be one of only nine county officials from across the state to serve on a special task force to study federal funding that flows to county governments.

'It is a great honor to be chosen Outstanding County Treasurer,' Price said. 'I have a very supportive county judge and commissioners court that have given me the opportunities to serve the citizens of Ellis County on the state level.

'This is the first time in the history of Ellis County that we have had an Outstanding County Treasurer,' he said. 'I must say that every employee and elected official in Ellis County is really outstanding, and I accepted this award on behalf of them.'

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