The Clerk/Treasurer is responsible to the voters of Indiana. The Clerk/Treasurer is an elected official of the City of Columbus. As such, he operates independently of other elected officials. However, because of the fiduciary nature of the job, it is particularly important that the Clerk Treasurer’s office comply with all federal, state and local statutes. The Clerk Treasurer and the State of Indiana through the office of the State Board of Accounts is responsible for assuring that all city departments are also in compliance with such.