Register of Deeds Martin Elected to Property Records Industry Association Board
Washington County Register of Deeds, Sharon Martin, has been elected to serve a two-year term on the Property Records Industry Association (PRIA) executive board.

PRIA is made up of professionals dedicated to addressing issues of common concerns in the world of property transactions. The Board of Directors includes 5 recorders, 5 business directors and 3 at-large members, representing land record companies, banking partners, and the 3600 recording jurisdictions nationally. Martin will be the first female public official from Wisconsin elected to the Board. (Of Martin will be the only public official from Wisconsin on the Board).

"This is a huge honor for me and I am excited to bring my knowledge and experience from the Washington County property records industry to the national scene," said Martin. "My goal is to continue recommending educational opportunities to members as well as outreach and networking between business partners and government agencies."

Martin worked in the Register of Deeds office for 10 years before elected as Register in 2002. Martin has served in several Wisconsin Register of Deeds Association (WRDA) capacities for 15 years, including district chair, President and Treasurer. She continues to serve on the county Land Information Council, is liaison between WRDA and Internal Revenue Service, and was appointed by the Governor (2-three year terms) to Wisconsin Electronic Recording Council. Martin was instrumental in coordinating with Washington and Racine county to start electronic recording in 2003. Martin also served on committees to pass legislation that enabled Wisconsin to standardize recording fees.

"Sharon is constantly being a team player, working to make government more efficient and contribute to our authentic quality of life," said County Administrator Joshua Schoemann. "She is constantly pushing technology forward and will be a perfect fit for the PRIA Board."