As 2020 has drawn to a close, I find myself looking back on my first year as Chesterfield County’s Treasurer. I have been asked often how I managed my first year with a pandemic. My response is “at least no one can compare me to my predecessor”! Knowing that 2020 was a challenge for many, with jobs and food uncertainties, illnesses within families, and concerns for friends and loved ones, I still tend to look for the silver linings when I can. I prayed a lot for friends, co-workers, anyone I heard of with concerns, and I embraced the atmosphere of my office. I work with a fantastic, resourceful group of people. We found new ways to do old things, and more ways to cheer each other on. I have decided that my first year as Chesterfield County’s Treasurer has been a wonderful success, and I hope to continue finding ways to improve our outreach and excellent customer service.
One of our successes for 2020 was the upgrade of our online payment portal; phase one was completed during the summer. We are currently working on phase two, which entails citizens being able to create an online account to manage their personal property and real estate tax accounts.
Another project in the works is the installation of a payment kiosk to be installed on the outside of the Lane Ramsey Building (9901 Lori Road). The kiosk will be accessible 24/7 for the convenience of making payments by cash or credit/debit card when it suits your schedule.