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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Evelyn certified as Master Governmental Treasurer

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Charles H. Evelyn III, Treasurer of New Kent County, has been certified as a Master Governmental Treasurer (MGT) under the Master Certification program administered by the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. The designation program was developed to enhance the professionalism of local government officials and their staff.

The certificate was presented to him by Harrisonburg Treasurer Jeff Shafer, President, Treasurers’ Association of Virginia at the Spring District Meeting of the Treasurers’ Association of Virginia held in Williamsburg on March 25, 2022. 

The certification programs, which take a minimum of two years to complete, requires the treasurer to take eight mandatory courses and pass a comprehensive exam in each course. The mandatory courses are Roles and Responsibilities of the Treasurer, Delinquent Collections, Bankruptcy, Internal Controls, Lawful Employment, Banking & Cash Management, Short Term Investments, and Intermediate Government Accounting. In addition, the treasurer must earn a minimum of 70 hours of continuing education credits. 

A certificate is presented for successful completion of the program at the Treasurers’ Association of Virginia spring district meetings. The education process does not, however, end with the completion of the program. Every four years after initial certification, the treasurer must complete an additional 80 hours of continuing education in order to remain certified.

Additional information about the Master Designation programs is available from Beth Bennet, Assistant Director, Certification Programs, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, 434-982-2144 or e-mail at eaw3f@virginia.edu