HAVERHILL — Mayor James Fiorentini has appointed Yenise Rozon, Haverhill’s deputy treasurer/tax collector since 2014, to head the department.
Rozon, a Haverhill resident, succeeds Alicia McOsker, who retired after seven years as head of the city’s treasury. His last day was August 19, the mayor said.
Rozon, a certified municipal collector with a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from Southern New Hampshire University, is fluent in Spanish and English. She is the first Latina to lead a town hall service, the mayor said.
“I am very grateful to have received this wonderful opportunity from Mayor Fiorentini,” said Rozon. “I will do my best to serve the city as treasurer/receiver.”
Rozon was assistant tax collector with the private firm Kelley & Ryan Associates from 2004 to 2014, before joining the Haverhill tax office. Prior to that, she was a clerk at the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles from 2002 to 2004.
Among other duties, the Treasurer/Tax Collector is responsible for collecting and distributing all cash deposited in the city in accordance with state law; prepares all documents for bond and note issues; processes payroll; and is responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the office and its staff.
The position reports to the city’s chief financial officer, Angel Perkins.
In recent months, Fiorentini has hired a new chief of staff, a new fire chief, a new police chief, a new deputy police chief, a new superintendent of highways, a director of the health department, a new financial director and now a new treasurer/tax collector.