Debra Buckner

Buckner is the treasurer and tax collector for Pulaski County, Arkansas.

Local IT Leader of the Year

Pulaski County Treasurer Debra Buckner is leading Arkansas county government by using innovative technology to better serve citizens. From pioneering online tax payments to utilizing automated and artificial intelligence-based approaches to deliver quality service, Buckner is breaking down barriers in the citizen experience to meet taxpayers where they are. In September 2020, her office became the first in the state to provide walk-in tax payments after COVID-19 closed the Treasurer’s public offices. Additionally, her office partnered with local Centennial Bank locations to expand in-person tax payments even further by providing drive-up payments using the bank’s existing technology and lane facilities.

Jake Williams

Written by Jake Williams

Jake Williams is the vice president of content and community for StateScoop and EdScoop. He's spent nearly a decade in the government IT market, covering the ins and outs of state and local government, as well as higher education. He started his journalism career in his native Pennsylvania and has also worked as a reporter for Campaigns & Elections magazine.

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