In 1869, the Constitution of Virginia, Article VII, Section 4, established the Office of the Treasurer in each of the counties, cities and towns. The Treasurer is an elected official directly responsible to the citizens of the county, city or town for the collection of revenue and the disbursement of funds. As such, the Treasurer is first and foremost a servant of the citizens charged with the duty to provide high quality, affordable and efficient services for those citizens. The Treasurer is responsible for the collection of state funds under the Code of Virginia. The Treasurer serves a four year term at the will of the voters.
Nature and Scope of Work
The primary functions of a Treasurer can be grouped into three major categories: the receipt and collection of revenue, the appropriate accounting for and safekeeping of revenue (including deposits and investments) and the disbursement of revenue.