Fox uses past experiences to chart a future for Marion County Clerk and Recorder's office
Even after having served since 2010, Marion County Clerk and Recorder Steven Fox still finds that each day on the job brings a certain amount of variety.
Fox previously managed a commercial printing company in Effingham for nine years, and he held numerous other management roles before that. He says that experience along with his educational background in economics and business management prepared him for his position at the Marion County Clerk and Recorder's office.
"I thought that my background and experience would fit best with the clerk/recorder's office," Fox told South Central Reporter. "Many of the tasks that I completed in the private sector are similar to my current responsibilities as a clerk/recorder."
Fox has accomplished many things in nearly a decade on the job, such as ushering the county's technology into the modern era.
"One thing I was able to complete my first year in office was to replace all of the voting booths in the county with new modern equipment," he said. "We were able to make this change with no expense to the county or the public."
One of Fox's original goals was to ensure that the public's interactions with the county clerk's office be as seamless as possible.
"I’m always looking for ways to improve the services and areas at the county clerk and recorder’s office as we make contact with the public," he explained. "One goal that I hope to complete before leaving office is to digitize the recording office records so that they can be accesses online instead of having to come on-site and search the old books in the county vault."
Fox not only enjoys the work he performs but also the opportunity to give back to a community he calls home.
"I was also looking to return to my home community as I had to seek work out of the area when I worked at the printing company," he said. "It was a way for me to come home to serve people I knew personally."