Pierce County office's chief deputy resigns

Kathy Fewins, Pierce County chief deputy assessor-treasurer, has resigned effective Aug. 10, culminating a 26-years public service career. She will be returning to her home roots of Sumner to become community relations manager for Investco Financial Corp.

As chief deputy to Assessor-Treasurer Ken Madsen for more than six years, Fewins leads an office of 100 employees and manages a $12 million budget. Her accomplishments include initiating performance audits, implementing new tax assessment system, tax administration system and document management system. She was elected president of a nationwide user group and has acted in that capacity for three years, and she served as lead negotiator in ATR contractual and negotiation matters.

Born and raised in Sumner, Fewins worked for both the Washington State House of Representatives and Washington State Senate before coming to Pierce County in 1993. She served eight years as Madsen’s councilmember assistant and followed him to the County Annex following his election as assessor-treasurer. She also served as a Sumner city councilmember and deputy mayor from 1990-98.

Fewins said, “I have enjoyed working for Ken Madsen, who is truly a statesman. I look foward to going back to Sumner, the commuinity that raised me and to work for Investco, a company that builds communities for the future.”

Investco provides asset management, financing, development, legal and other management services to a privately held trust focused on income producing real estate and residential homes and land development.