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Nelson County treasurer announces retirement after 30-year career

After 30 years of service to Nelson County, treasurer Angela Hicks announced her retirement effective Aug. 1 during a board of supervisors meeting May 14.

“She was elected Nelson County Treasurer in November 2011," according to a county statement. "Prior to her career as Treasurer, Hicks served Nelson County in various roles within the county government. In 1990, she was employed as a counselor for the county’s summer recreation program. While continuing to serve in this capacity for the next two summers, she also worked part-time/as-needed for the Commissioner of Revenue."

Quoted in that statement, Hicks said, “I am forever grateful to J. Marvin Davis who started me on the journey that became a life-long service to a County and people I love.”

While serving as treasurer, Hicks has been the Central District chairwoman as well as chairwoman of the Certification Review Committee.

Hicks achieved the designation of master governmental treasurer from the University of Virginia Weldon Cooper Center for Public Education and the Virginia Treasurer’s Association this year. The designation was a first for the Nelson County Treasurer’s Office.

According to the county statement, “Under her direction, the Nelson County Treasurer’s office became accredited, for the first time, in 2015 and continues that accreditation to date.”

Under her leadership, two of the three deputies employed in the office have become certified as master governmental deputy treasurers.

“I want to thank members of my staff, past and present, in the Treasurer’s office for their support, professionalism, and compassion for those we serve," Hicks is quoted in the statement. "Such qualities are essential in ensuring the effective and efficient management of public funds while also prioritizing the well-being and needs of the community.”

Hicks also thanked her family, her coworkers and fellow treasurers in Virginia.

“Their support has been crucial; allowing me to embark on and successfully complete this journey,” she said.

Additionally, Hicks thanked her constituents for entrusting her with such an important responsibility.

“My business mantra has always been, ‘Our job exists because of the people we assist’. I’ve remained committed to running my office with integrity, transparency, and accountability throughout my 12 years as Treasurer,” Hicks said.

Hicks will continue to serve in her role until August.

“As I embark on this new chapter of my life, I do so with the deepest gratitude for the opportunity to serve my beloved Nelson County,” she said.


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