Treasurer and Leadership Team

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Alishia Topper, Clark County Treasurer

Alishia Topper, Treasurer

Alishia was elected Clark County Treasurer in November 2018 and was re-elected to a second term in November 2022. She is committed to providing excellent treasury services, streamlining processes, increasing transparency and making it easy to pay your taxes.

In addition to her treasury work, Alishia was elected to two terms as a Vancouver City Councilmember and resigned her position to serve as Treasurer. Alishia was appointed by the Governor and has served as a commissioner of the Washington State Housing Finance Commission since 2017. Alishia also served as Board Chair of Columbia Credit Union and is now a member of the Supervisory Committee. Alishia is a Certified Public Funds Investment Manager, a Certified Government Finance Officer, holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Portland State University and two undergraduate degrees from Washington State University: Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages and Literatures.

Current boards and community involvement

Washington State Association of County Treasurers, Immediate Past President

Washington State Housing Finance Commission, Commissioner & Audit Committee Chair

Community Action Advisory Board, Vice Chair

Assistance League of SW Washington, Member

Columbia Credit Union, Supervisory Committee Member

Alishia was named a 2017 Advocacy All-Star by the Association of Washington Cities for her work as a Vancouver City Councilmember. She was named by the Vancouver Business Journal as a 2011 Accomplished and Under 40, was a nominee for Washington State University – Vancouver’s 2013 Women of Distinction and recognized by the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce as one of Clark County's Most Interesting People of 2014.

Topper at Housing Washington

Treasurer Topper presenting at Housing Washington 

In her free time, Alishia enjoys gardening, cycling and working out at the gym.


The administration division of the Treasurer's Office coordinates and manages treasury functions while acting in supporting roles such as governance, policy development, internal controls, and more.

Sara Lowe, Chief Deputy Treasurer

Sara has served as the Chief Deputy Treasurer for the Clark County Treasurer’s Office since December 2015. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Western Washington University. Before becoming the Chief Deputy Treasurer, Lowe was the senior policy analyst in the Clark County Budget Office. Previously, she was the principal financial analyst for the City of Portland’s Budget Office and the operations manager for the Washington State Employment Security Department Budget Office. Lowe is past vice president and president of the Southwest Washington chapter of the Washington Finance Officers Association, 2017-2019, and recently began serving on the Professional Sustainability Committee. 

Sara Lowe
Shania Macfarlane

Shania Macfarlane, Program Assistant

Shania, who has been a Program Assistant in the Treasurer's Office since August 2023, brings extensive expertise and experience to the role. She attended Eastern Washington University and holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Management and a Masters in Marketing Analytics, demonstrating her commitment to learning and her analytical and strategic thinking skills. Before joining the Clark County Treasurer's Office, Shania worked as a Project Manager where she developed strong organizational skills and attention to detail. In her new position, she is focused on supporting the office's mission of efficiently managing county finances and providing essential services to the community.