I have 19 years of experience in the banking industry including 17 years at the Federal Reserve Bank. I am a native of Richmond, VA and graduate of VCU so I am in touch with the needs of our community. I have experience overseeing spending and procurement while at the Federal Reserve Bank. As a project manager I led process improvement upgrades and the implementation of new tools and strategies to benefit our customers at the Fed. These skills qualify me to serve our city with excellence.
The Richmond City Treasurer is a constitutional office that provides a variety of customer service roles to the community. One of the more important duties is supporting the Commonwealth Attorney's office with payments, an example would be for individuals serving on jury duty. Processing these payments for the Commonwealth Attorney's office is the top function, however, with every duty performed providing excellent customer service to support the fiscal needs of our community is number one.
The current duties of the Treasurer's office are not like most localities, and lends the opportunity to expand the current services to benefit our community. My priorities are to:
1.) Enhance current processes with efficiencies - automate where needed.
2.) Equip our citizens with tools and services to acquire financial stability - address debt in Richmond.
3.) Empower our future workforce through opportunities and education.
4.) Encourage our youth with financial literacy to minimize debt.
L. Shirley Harvey for Treasurer 2017
No other candidate has an accounting background or has spent as much time working in and with federal, state and local government. I am an accountant who started with IBM . My best qualification is that I am honest. This position, as it is currently, is not that of a treasurer and should not pay $100,000 per year. I will gladly forego half of the salary until I can work with the Virginia GA to assure that the duties match the title and we are all protected from unscrupulous city officials.
The most important responsibility of the Treasurer is to assure the citizens of Richmond that the moneys they have paid to provide a thriving and honorable government are properly received and spent in accordance with adequate accounting rules and laws. As the situation currently stands, the duties have little to do with accounting and were changed back in the 1990's after the current Treasurer came aboard. I personally know that money is being stolen from the city and our citizens.
During the initial term of four years, my priority is to work to make the Treasurer’s duties commensurate with the definition of the position by lobbying the General Assembly to support an action that would require that Richmond's Treasurer has a background in accounting to become a candidate. Our citizens should be able to trust our government. A good Treasurer reports the truth with documentation and provides that assurance by speaking out whenever there are discrepancies.
Michelle R. Mosby
My experience as Richmond City Council President, Business Owner, and Non Profit Founder and service to Verizon(customer service) gives me the knowledge to improve the office of Richmond Treasurer. I have a relationship with the current administration, I have a relationship with council members, I understand the budget and I understands the needs of the finance department. I am equipped in every aspect to make the enhancements necessary for all Richmond residents through the treasurer's office.
The responsibility of the Treasurer's office is it serve as a constituent hub for finance related concerns. Providing resources and services to Richmond residents...It is important to let the city of Richmond residents know the treasurer's office is open for business. .
My priorities as RVA's next treasurer will be working cooperatively with the finance dept which gives the opportunity for expansion in services.Ensure our record keeping is conducive to 2017. I will add direct services such as notary and bilingual assistance, assisting the finance dept with real & personal tax payments, provide financial literacy resources and education to our youth as well as adults and among other things provide tax information and resources specific to seniors.