• Benton County Government welcomes Deborah Fischer as the new County Comptroller. Fischer will begin her work for the County effective October 17, 2022. She is taking over the position from Brenda Peacock who will retire from the County after 8 years of service effective December 31, 2022. Peacock will work with Fischer through the end of 2022 to complete a smooth transition.

    Fischer comes to Benton County with 35 years of experience in accounting, finance, and as a director. She comes to the County after previously working for the Hidalgo County Auditor’s Office in Edinburg, Texas as the Director of Accounting. She also previously worked for the Hidalgo County Auditor’s Office for nine years as the Grants Accounting Supervisor.

    In addition to serving as the Comptroller or Chief Financial Officer, Fischer will develop the County budget through collaboration with elected officials and department heads. She will manage accounting, payroll, related tax filings, financing, purchasing, assets, properties, insurance and grants for the County among other related duties.

    “I am thoroughly excited to welcome Deborah as the new Comptroller of Benton County,” said Benton County Judge Barry Moehring. “Her decades of experience will be a valuable asset to the County as we continue our record of financial transparency.”

    “I am looking forward to joining the Benton County team. I was impressed by all of the team members that I met during the interview process,” said Comptroller Deborah Fischer. “Everyone was welcoming and very involved in the decision-making process. I am familiar with the Benton County area and I am excited to lend my experience to the community to help it grow, prosper, and meet resident needs.”