According to the Commercial News, Before her 24-year tenure at Vermilion County Clerk, Lynn Foster had managed a small business. Looking back now, she said the business and some aspects of her clerk’s office weren’t all that different.
“It’s just selling a different product,” said Foster, sitting in her office. “We’re selling service here instead of a product. And that’s kind of been our mantra here. We’ve got service, it’s our only product and that’s what were selling And we’re taking care of the people that pay our salaries.”
Business experience, however, didn’t prepare Foster for everything she would encounter as a new county clerk. The office handles a number of responsibilities from the more public elections and voter registration to lesser-known duties ranging from marriage licenses and vital records to computing tax rates.