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Montgomery County VA Treasurer

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    Helen St.Clair
    (Rep)

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    Tay Taylor
    (Dem)

Biographical Information

What is your number one priority for the Montgomery County Treasurer's Office?

Biographical Information I have 35 years of experience in the Treasurer’s Office with 15 of those years as Chief Deputy Treasurer. I am currently serving as Interim Treasurer after being appointed and endorsed by the former Treasurer, W. Richard Shelton. I am a member of the Treasurer’s Association of Virginia, SWVA Association and the Virginia Association of Local Elected Constitutional Officers.
My top priority is helping fund the county budget through the collection of real estate and personal property taxes and interest on investments. Since these monies fund over 50% of the total budget, they are an essential part of our financial resources to meet the County’s operating and capital improvement needs. I will continue to improve on our 98. percent collection rate (2018). Our combined action with TACS on collection of real estate taxes more than 3 years delinquent has brought in over $540,000. In June 2019, I sent a final tax notice that cost $9, 199 to print and mail, and because of that notice we collected $803,000 in delinquent personal property from June 1 to August 31, that is $458,000 more than was collected last year for the same period. I will review investment options and a RFP for banking services to insure the highest and safest investment proceeds. The collection of taxes and interest on investments are vital in helping to offset tax increases while continuing to fund the county’s needs.
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