New Berrien County Treasurer Appointed

Berrien County has a new treasurer. Shelly Weich of Baroda has been appointed to the post and will serve the rest of the term of former Treasurer Bret Witkowski, which runs through December 31. Weich has been the Chief Deputy Treasurer for the past dozen years. She was selected by the Berrien County Treasurer Appointment Committee after the panel decided given the state of emergency, filing deadlines, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to make an appointment rather than go through the full application review and interview process. They also determined that due to the pandemic and social distancing, it would be difficult to train someone with no experience in the office. Witkowski left the position three weeks ago for a private sector job with Abonmarche. Weich will be eligible to run for a full term in November.