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Weber County clerk/auditor, assessor honored by Utah Association of Counties

By Tim Vandenack - | Jan 17, 2023
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Weber County Assessor John Ulibarri, left, and County Clerk/Auditor Ricky Hatch.
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Weber County Clerk/Auditor Ricky Hatch.
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Weber County Assessor John Ulibarri

OGDEN — Two elected leaders from Weber County have been honored as the best in their category for 2022.

The Utah Association of Counties named Weber County Clerk/Auditor Ricky Hatch clerk of the year and named Weber County Assessor John Ulibarri assessor of the year. Both were recognized at Tuesday’s Weber County Commission meeting and both lauded their respective staffers as the key to their success.

“The team that we have is phenomenal — great people, hard workers,” said Hatch, elected last November to his fourth term in the post.

Ulibarri, in his third term, said it’s “easy to lead when you have a great team behind you.”

The clerk/auditor’s office helps prepare the county budget each year and oversees elections in the county. The county assessor’s office helps determine property values in the county for taxation purposes.

Commissioners used Tuesday meetings to praise the two officials.

Commissioner Jim Harvey noted Hatch’s high-profile role in speaking out on election and other clerk duties at the state and national levels. Commissioner Sharon Bolos lauded his openness and transparency in light of the increasing scrutiny the vote-counting process is receiving from the public here and across the country.

Commissioner Gage Froerer praised Ulibarri’s knowledge of property appraisal, the key duty of his office. “He understands the business of appraisals and real estate really well,” Froerer said.


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