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Tyler, Texas 75702

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County Employee Recognitions

Smith County Treasurer Kelli White was recognized during Commissioners Court on Tuesday, July 28, for 20 years of service to the county.

“We are excited to recognize an employee who has been here for 20 years,” Commissioner JoAnn Hampton said. “She has done an outstanding job for the county.”

Ms. White was sworn in as Smith County Treasurer on March 1, 2005. She worked as Smith County Assistant Treasurer from July 2000 to March 2005.

She is a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School and Stephen F. Austin State University. She is a Certified Investment Officer, is a Past President of the County Treasurers Association of Texas and a board member for the Texas Association of Counties Risk Management Pool. 

Some of the duties of treasurer include receiving, keeping and accounting, paying, applying, and disbursing all monies belonging to the county from whatever source derived according to law.

Additional Smith County employees celebrating work anniversaries include:

20 Years: Scott Smith, Adult Probation; Geraldine Lauter, Sheriff’s Office

15 Years: Ralph Caraway, District Attorney’s Office; Shaneikwa Sanders, Juvenile Services

10 Years: Melissa Wilgus, District Attorney’s Office; Xochilt Benitez and Justin Eakin, Sheriff’s Office

5 Years: Robbie Williamson, AgriLife; and Matthew Christian, Norman Halbrooks, and Ethan Isaacks, Sheriff’s Office.

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