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County Treasurer
Kelli R. White

OFFICE OF SMITH COUNTY TREASURER The County Treasurer occupies an important role in the fiscal operations of almost every county government in Texas. The office of County Treasurer was established in the Texas constitution in 1846.

 The Texas Constitution, Article XVI, Section 44, and Section 113.003 of the Local Government Code and related statutes, provide for a County Treasurer and prescribe their duties as the chief custodian of county finance. Basic duties include, but are not limited to, receiving, keeping and accounting, paying, applying, and disbursing all monies belonging to the county from whatever source derived according to law.
 
Additional duties include: original reconciliation and safekeeping of county bank accounts: custodian of the Bail Bond Board collaterals; financial manager and coordinator of all revenue bond funds, including initial issuance, establishment of accounts, acceptance of original funds, payment of accounts, etc.; agent for State reports and payments on certain accounts. 
 
County Treasurer
200 E. Ferguson, Suite 402
Tyler, Texas 75702

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M - F
Closed for lunch from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Phone: (903) 590-4730
Fax: (903) 590-4733


Staff
 

Treasurer-
 Kelli White


Sworn in as Treasurer March 1st, 2005. Assistant Treasurer from July 2000 to March 2005.
Ms. White is a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School and Stephen F. Austin State University. She is a Certified Investment Officer and is currently an officer on the Executive Board of the County Treasurers Association of Texas and a board member for the Texas Association of Counties Risk Management Pool.
 
 Assistant Treasurer-
 Phyllis Craze
County employee since 1999.
Phyllis worked in the County Auditors Office and Purchasing before coming to work in the Treasurer's Office in 2005. 
 
   
 
Treasurer's Duties

Our job is to be public servants to the taxpayers of Smith County.

We are dedicated to the safety of the taxpayers’ funds and investing them wisely. I was privileged to be trained for 5 years by the previous County Treasurer of 20 years, Joyce Smith. Joyce always taught me that the County Treasurer is not a politician, but a public servant. The taxpayers are our bosses and we are accountable to them.

I am honored to have been elected by the citizens of Smith County and I’m very proud to have a staff that works so well together. We all work very diligently to make sure our office is based on a system of checks and balances and that we are accountable to our taxpayers for all our investments.

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