November 30, 2022

Pater Das

Business and General

Staffen sworn in as new city treasurer in Big Rapids

Former treasurer Aaron Kuhn resigned in May


Carla Staffen (left) takes the oath of office administered by city clerk Tamyra Gillis (right). Staffen was appointed as the new city treasurer by the Big Rapids city commission during its meeting this week.

Pioneer photo/Cathie Crew

BIG RAPIDS — The Big Rapids city commission approved a resolution for the appointment of Carla Staffen to the position of city treasurer at an annual salary of $84,037 during its meeting this week.

City manager Mark Gifford told the city commission that the hiring committee was pleased to find out Staffen was interested in the position and highly recommended the appointment.

“Carla Staffen has been our assistant city treasurer and has worked with the city for 36 years,” Gifford said. “She applied and we interviewed her, and she did a wonderful job. She is extremely capable and the committee recommends hiring her as the new treasurer.”


Staffen was the assistant city treasurer from 2018 to present, working alongside former city treasurer Aaron Kuhn, who resigned in May to pursue other opportunities.

She began working for the city in 1986 as an account clerk and has held several positions since that time, including accounting clerk, administrative assistant, accountant and assistant city treasurer.

Following passing of the resolution, Staffen was sworn in by city clerk Tamyra Gillis.