FLORENCE- In Wednesday's Board meeting, the Supervisors approved the appointment of Michelle Krstyen as Chief Deputy of the County Attorney's Child Support Division.
Krstyen, a 13 year employee with the County Attorney's Office, has spent all of her career with the Child Support Division. She was named Bureau Chief in 1999 after working as an attorney for the Division since her employment began in 1994.
County Attorney James P. Walsh was satisfied with the Supervisors decision.
"I am very pleased that the Board of Supervisors has recognized the important role played by the leader of the Child Support Division by creating a new Chief Deputy position and approving my choice of Michelle Krysten to that post," County Attorney Walsh said. "Michelle and the Child Support Division have been doing outstanding work and last year collected almost $18 million in child support for Pinal County residents."
In October 2006, Krstyen was recognized with a Congressional Certificate of Special Recognition for Outstanding and Invaluable Service to the Community.
Since 1999, the Pinal County child support collections have gone from $7.9 million to an expected $20 million in 2008.
"Child support services are available to anyone who lives in Pinal County," Krstyen said. "As a single parent, I appreciate how hard it is to raise children, go to school and work. I can think of no better way to serve the people of this County than by working in the Child Support Division."
Krstyen added that if anyone has questions about child support in Pinal County, please call the information line at 520-866-6615.