Treasurer of Delta County plans to retire

ESCANABA — Delta County Treasurer Tom Sabor will retire early next year.

During a recent meeting of Delta County’s personnel committee, the committee decided to recommend that the Delta County Board of Commissioners accept Sabor’s resignation, effective Jan. 4, 2019.

Sabor was appointed to the position of county treasurer in 2011; at this time, the position was filled by Sandra Buckland. His appointed term started on Jan. 1, 2012, and he has been serving as county treasurer ever since.

Before serving as treasurer for Delta County, Sabor worked elsewhere in the community.

“I had retired from Bay College,” he said. When he retired from Bay, he had been working as the college’s vice president of administration.

During the meeting, Delta County Administrator Philip Strom said Sabor has played an important role in the county’s government.

“Tom has been a godsend for me, together with Ryan [Bergman, former county administrator],” he said.

Delta County Board of Commissioners Chair David Rivard also expressed his appreciation to Sabor at this time.

“We as a county have been much better off since you’ve been here, by far,” he said.

In retirement, Sabor said he plans to relax and spend more time on his hobbies.

“(I’ll) probably enjoy life a little bit more,” he said. Additionally, Sabor noted he would be willing to share advice and information with his successor after he retires, if needed.

According to Strom, an appointment will be made by the probate court judge, the prosecutor, and the clerk to fill the position of county treasurer. As there are two years remaining on Sabor’s term, the person appointed to fill this term will have to run in the 2020 election if they wish to continue in the role of county treasurer.

Those looking for additional information on the position are encouraged to contact Sabor or Strom.