As Treasurer, M. Scott Miller oversees an office with an
annual operating budget of $1.3 million. His office handles over $372 million in
county revenue. The
treasurer's office is funded with state and local funding. He also serves as a member of Hanover’s
Other Post-Employment Benefits Trust Board. He was originally elected Hanover
County Treasurer in 1995. During his time in office he has saved taxpayers’
money by improving customer service and focusing on operational improvement and
cost cutting. Miller holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Virginia
Tech and has over 30 years of financial
and governmental experience. He is a certified Master Governmental Treasurer
(MGT) with the Treasurers’ Association of Virginia. He actively
participates in the Treasurers’ Association of Virginia. Miller has been a
resident of Hanover County since 1985.
the public elects not just its local, state and federal representatives, but
also its constitutional officers, so named because their offices are
specifically established in the Constitution of Virginia. This system of
government dates back to its earliest days of the nation and is based on the
presumption that the most important services of government should be made
directly accountable to the citizens by popular vote.
post of treasurer was created in the Virginia Constitution of 1870. Virginia’s city and county treasurers are the
chief financial officers for their localities, collecting taxes and local fees,
and making payments on behalf of the local government. The
treasurer is directly responsible for tax collection and provides general
oversight and custody of all other funds collected by the county
also manage the investment of local funds and maintain records of local finances.
The treasurer’s independent status as an elected official ensures that local
funds will be collected, invested and spent by an officer who reports directly
to the people. The treasurer is elected every four years by citizens of the
locality he or she serves.