Helena Magazine

City Hall Faces: Madison Harris

Published 1:04 am Wednesday, January 17, 2024

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Meet Madison Harris, Accounts Payable Clerk for the city of Helena. 

This past Thanksgiving, Madison Harris celebrated her fifth year of working with the city of Helena as the Accounts Payable clerk for the city. Harris also serves the city as a certified magistrate and helps with municipal court duties.

“To sum up Accounts Payable, I pay all of the bills for the city,” Harris said.

In performing that duty, Harris also manages and pays invoices and purchase orders for six different city departments, which include administration, fire, library, parks/athletics/concessions, police, public works and inspections. As a magistrate, she also helps with municipal court by taking court payments, assisting defendants and their attorneys with requested information and much more.

A self-described introvert, Harris welcomes the behind scenes qualities of her position in fulfilling all of these duties, but also finds her coworkers as the most enjoyable part of her position. She greatly values all of the relationships that her position has brought her.

“It’s cliché to say, but we really are a family with how much time we spend together, and I’ve been able to form great friendships while here,” Harris said. “I know that my job is important and I am very thankful to have a supportive work environment that lets me know that my work is appreciated.”

Harris graduated from UAB in 2015 with a degree in Criminal Justice and connections she made during her college internship led her to her current position.

While having never been a resident of the city, Harris has always enjoyed the small-town feel of Helena and has been excited to witness the visible growth that has occurred during her time working for the city.

Outside of work, Harris shares her home with her great dane, Ryder, and travels often, mostly to Walt Disney World.