Treasurer named finalist for statewide award

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Smith County Treasurer Kelli White was named as a finalist for a statewide County Treasurer’s award.

The County Treasurers Association of Texas held its 46th annual Education Seminar in San Marcos recently.

Each of the organization’s 12 regions nominates a County Treasurer for the Texas’ Outstanding County Treasurer Award. A committee made up of past presidents for the association votes for their top nominees.

White, along with the other finalists for the statewide award, was announced at the conference.

The winner will be chosen by ballots cast by all the members of the County Treasurers Association of Texas, and announced at its September conference in Odessa.

White was named a finalist for the award, along with Leann Jennings, of Potter County; Priscilla Cantu, of Kleberg County; Katherine Hudson, of Wise County; and Tim Funchess, of Jefferson County.

She has served as Smith County’s Treasurer since 2005.

“It’s a real honor to be nominated,” White said.

White has served on several committees for the County Treasurers Association of Texas, including the Education Committee, Fundraising Committee, Past-President’s Committee, Legislative Committee and the Texas Outstanding County Treasurers’ Award Committee.

Additionally, she served as President of Region 10 for several years and then was appointed to the CTAT executive Committee and progressed each step from Treasurer to Second Vice President, Vice President, President-Elect and President.

White hosted the CTAT state conference in Tyler in 2011, and will be hosting it again next year in 2019.

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