Macel Auvil is seeking the position of Barbour County clerk. She was appointed as county clerk on July 1, 2009.
"I may have come into contact with you in the 40 years I have worked in the county clerk's office, but if I have not, I would like to take this opportunity to give you some information about myself," Auvil said.
"I began working as deputy clerk in 1969. During my time as deputy clerk, I have gained the knowledge and experience to record, index and number documents, issue birth, marriage and death certificates, assist with marriage applications and register voters," she said.
"As county clerk, my primary focus is probating wills, which involves appointing an administrator or executor, assisting with the appraisement, recording, advertising and completing the final settlement. Once all information is compiled and the waiting period is over, I then present the final settlement to the County Commission for approval. During this process, I go beyond my job expectations and show compassion to the families in their time of need," she said.
According to Auvil, the county clerk's office is in the process of making upgrades, but things take time and funding. "We now have all documents from 1997 to the present scanned and on our computers. We are presently scanning documents prior to 1997 and will be completed once the appropriate scanner is purchased. Most documents can be printed from our computers which saves residents time in their daily schedule. Once all scanning is completed and the county's Web site is developed, all documents will be placed securely online for residents to access," she said.
Auvil's office has recently received a grant that will allow it to store scanned deed documents on microfilm in the Charleston archives.
Auvil said she has also been given permission to purchase a probate program from Computer System Software Inc. that will allow her to handle the estate process time quicker and more efficiently.
"I feel that with my years of experience I have shown a good work ethic and dedication to the residents of Barbour County," Auvil said. "I sincerely enjoy working with the public, and my staff and I are ready to help in any way possible. I have strong faith in my staff that its combined knowledge will serve you efficiently."
Auvil and her husband, Roger, reside at White Oak. They have one daughter, Danielle Auvil Rush, a resident of White Oak and a teacher in Barbour County. She is married to Chad Rush.
The Auvils attend Central Chapel United Methodist Church and have been members for 25 years.
They have also been involved in the community through 4-H and the Barbour County Livestock Association.