Our Treasurer

Tara L. Thomas, MGT

Professional Experience

  • January 2000 - Present
      • Treasurer, County of Gloucester
  • April 1996 - September 1999: 
      • Assistant Vice President, Commonwealth Information Services, Newport News VA
  • June 1993 - April 1996: 
      • Sales Assistant, Cybernetics, Yorktown VA
  • August 1992 - June 1993:
      • Sales Department, Riverside Clinical Laboratories, Newport News VA
  • May 1992 - August 1992:
      • Auditing Department (seasonal), Busch Entertainment Corp., Williamsburg VA

Professional Affiliations

  • Treasurers’ Association of Virginia, Past President 
  • Virginia Association of Locally Elected Constitutional Officers, Member
  • Virginia Government Finance Officers’ Association, Member

Community Affiliations

  • Severn Republican Women, Treasurer
  • Gloucester County Republican Committee, Member
  • Gloucester Educational Foundation, Treasurer
  • Page Middle School Band Boosters, Treasurer
  • Zion United Methodist Church, Pianist/Organist
  • Gloucester Community Foundation, Former Director
  • International Order of Job’s Daughters, Past Bethel Guardian & Majority Member
  • Peninsula Community Theatre, Former Board Member & Treasurer

Education

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance - May 1992
    College of William and Mary
         Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Master Governmental Treasurer (MGT) Certification -
    Fall 2002, Re-certified 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018
    Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at University of Virginia
         Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Virginia Government Finance Officers’ Association Certificate - August 2006
  • Virginia Government Accounting Certificate - November 2019

Awards

  • Recipient of 2016 Treasurers’ Association of Virginia Commonwealth Award
  • Recipient of 2005 Treasurers’ Association of Virginia Treasurer of the Year Award
  • Recipient of 2005 Outstanding Youth Advocate Award from Gloucester County Youth Commission
  • Recipient of 2002 Treasurers’ Association of Virginia President’s Award
  • Gloucester Treasurer's Office Accredited by Treasurers' Association of Virginia - 2003 to present
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