- First Arlington County Treasurer to win President’s Award
Arlington County Treasurer Carla de la Pava received the President’s Award at the 2017 Treasurers’ Association of Virginia (TAV) annual conference in Virginia Beach. De la Pava was commended for providing excellent service to the citizens of Arlington County and for her contributions to the Association. Stafford County Treasurer Laura M. Rudy, outgoing TAV President, presented the award to de la Pava, “In appreciation and recognition of her leadership and years of dedicated service to the Treasurers’ Association of Virginia.”
De la Pava was elected Treasurer of Arlington County in 2014. Prior to being elected Treasurer, she served as Chief Deputy Treasurer for six years. She is the first female and first Hispanic to be elected Treasurer in Arlington. One measure of a Treasurer’s Office’s effectiveness is the tax delinquency rate, which in Arlington in 2016 was an all-time low of 0.24 percent and is recognized as the lowest in Virginia.
About the Treasurer’s Office
Arlington County’s Treasurer’s Office collects state and local taxes and other revenues, invests and safeguards the funds and disburses the funds as directed by the County Board. Its mission is spelled out under State Code. To learn more, and find answers to frequently asked questions, visit the County website.
Background on the Treasurers’ Association of Virginia
The mission of the state Treasurers’ Association is to enhance professionalism and fiscal leadership among treasurers and their staff through education, networking, and performance standards.