Cheryl Rhein-O'Neill, Oregon Township Treasurer, has been named the 2016 PRIME Award Recipient. Annually, the MMTA recognizes one individual for outstanding service to his or her profession, community, and the Association by awarding its most prestigious honor, the Professional Recognition In Municipal Excellence (PRIME) Award.  
 
Cheryl Rhein-O’Neill, Oregon Township Treasurer, was chosen as the recipient of the PRIME Award by our membership and was presented the Award at the MMTA 37h Fall Conference held at the Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on Tuesday, August 16, 2016.  Her nominations cited things such as her pride in her position of Oregon Township Treasurer, her dedication to the MMTA, and her many years of service to the MMTA.
 
Cheryl joined the MMTA in 2003.  She earned the designation of Certified Public Finance Administrator (CPFA) from the Association of Public Treasurers of the United States & Canada (APTUSC) in 2009, and renewed the designation in 2014.  Cheryl earned the designation of Michigan Certified Professional Treasurer (MiCPT) from the MMTA in 2010, and renewed the designation in 2014.
 
Cheryl was elected to the MMTA Board of Directors at the Fall Conference in 2007.  Prior to her 2007 election, Cheryl was an active member of the Legislative and Education Committees. She graduated from the Michigan Municipal Treasurers Institute (MMTI) in 2007.
While serving in the position of Director of the MMTA Board, Cheryl chaired the Membership, Legislative and Educational Committees.  While Vice-President, she worked with the Michigan Government Finance Officers Association (MGFOA) as Chairperson for the Spring Workshop.  As President-Elect, she was Chairperson for the 2014 Fall Conference.  As President, she oversaw all MMTA activities.  And, as Past President, Cheryl was the Chairperson for the MMTA in the Upper Peninsula educational event.
 
Cheryl is a past President of the Lapeer County Treasurer’s Association, and currently serves as Secretary. While serving on the Lapeer Greater Transit Authority Board of Directors, she held the title of Secretary. In addition to her responsibilities as Township Treasurer, she is responsible for the creation and updates of the Township website and Facebook page. Cheryl serves on the Township Cemetery Board and Human Resource Committee.   Cheryl was awarded the prestigious 2014 Lapeer County Treasurer of the Year for her work with the local Treasurers’ organization and her community.
 
Cheryl served as Bookkeeper for a local non-profit Church camp.  Cheryl has volunteered the last 3 years for Lapeer football, acting as scoreboard operator and spotter for the announcer.
Cheryl resides in Oregon Township with her husband, Tim. Cheryl enjoys running, biking, camping, golfing and traveling.