GLOUCESTER — The Gloucester County Treasurer’s Office has been recognized for achieving accreditation from the Treasurers’ Association of Virginia (TAV) for the eighteenth year in a row.
“I am very proud that the Treasurer’s Office has once again been recognized by the Treasurers’ Association of Virginia as an accredited office,” said Gloucester County Treasurer Tara Thomas. “It is tangible recognition of the effort put forth each and every day by the Treasurer’s Office staff members and myself to serve the citizens of Gloucester County.”
The TAV, which has 187 active memberships of cities, counties, and towns across the Commonwealth of Virginia, has a rigorous accreditation process. Offices have to pass an outside audit, proof of continuing education and educational requirements of staff, and have written policies in place to address areas such as personnel, customer service as well as delinquent collections.
According to a release from Gloucester County, the organization’s goal is to raise professionalism and fiscal leadership in Virginia’s treasurers as well as their staffs. Members are required to adhere to a strict code of ethics and to perform at the highest standards.
“These offices have met the highest standards of achievement and integrity measured by our association,” said TAV President Jeff Shafer. “We are proud of the [seventy-one] offices which achieved accreditation this year and the hard work and dedication it took for each of them to demonstrate excellence in fiscal management.”