Tracie Krevanko, elections supervisor for the Washington County Elections Division, has been hired as Clatsop County clerk. She will start next month.
Krevanko replaces Valerie Crafard, who is retiring after three years as clerk. Krevanko will begin Oct. 16.
Crafard was appointed to the clerk’s position three years ago after her predecessor, Maeve Kennedy Grimes, was placed on leave following two ballot errors on Clatsop Community College’s bond measure for the Patriot Hall redevelopment.
“I’m really excited to come to Clatsop County and start this new adventure in my life,” Krevanko said in a news release.
Krevanko spent 25 years with the Washington County Elections Division, including almost nine years as elections supervisor.
The clerk’s office oversees elections and voter registration and coordinates property tax appeals. The clerk also is the record keeper for the county and administers public records, archives, legal recordings, passports and marriage licenses.