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900 E. Broad St., Room 107
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
 

Fax: (804)646-3904

"Small Steps for Big Change"

Our mission is to inspire, encourage, and pursue the high possibilities of potential in others through the elimination of financial barriers by taking small steps for big change.

January 2021
  • Launched Financial Navigators

December 2020
  • Financial Navigator Kickoff
March 2020
  • COVID-19 Epidemic impacted City Hall services to the public was impacted, along with the country and the world, due to lockdown to prevent the epidemic from spreading.
February 2020
  • Offered free notary service to the public

 
October 2019
  • Awarded Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund Planning Grant to develop the City of Richmond's first Financial Empowerment Center.
July 2019
  • Partnered with Mayor's Youth Academy to host a high school summer intern in support of workforce development initiative.

June 2019
  • Welcomed another summer intern as part of the Mayor’s Fellows Program and our continued commitment to workforce development.

  • Established an updated online presence for our office on the new City of Richmond website.

April 2019
  • Hosted the Inaugural Citywide Financial Literacy Fair that included financial counselors, vendors, giveaways, refreshments, raffles and onsite financial literacy educational workshops. Richmond city residents could earn chances at prizes by attending workshops on budgeting, savings and banking 101. City officials including the mayor were be present and shuttle service was available from GRTC at the Arthur Ashe Center parking throughout the day. The event was well-received by the community and our office greatly looks forward to putting on the fair again in the future. Check back on our website for more details!

March 2019
  • Promoted DMV Connect and the Real ID Campaign that is scheduled to impact domestic airline travelers without a valid passport.

February 2019
  • Announced official date of Inaugural Financial Literacy Fair for April 5, 2019 during Financial Literacy month.

January 2019
  • Established partnership with Bryant & Stratton by hosting an intern for the Winter 2019 Semester. This partnership contributes to the Treasurer’s commitment toward workforce development.

December 2018
  • Participated in training with United Way on Tax Preparation in order to provide citizens more assistance during tax season.

November 2018
  • Hosted a Financially Thankful Series to share financial tips with the community via social media. This series featured local community leaders sharing personal financial tips for which they are thankful.

October 2018
  • Launched Stop Elder Abuse campaign with promotional support from the community including GRTC and other community leaders.

September 2018
  • Presented Treasurer's Report at the Sept. 4th City Council's Organizational Development Meeting.

City Treasurer Armstead presenting to City Council
Treasurer Armstead presenting to the City Council

  • Launched effort to educate seniors and homeowners on knowing their rights from predatory lenders.

August 2018
  • Streamlined automation of criminal juror checks process by partnering with the Department of Finance.

July 2018
  • Financial Empowerment Board Committees and Committee Chairs announced.

  • Presented Financial Readiness to 28 youth at the Richmond Technical Center.

May 2018
  • Selected Financial Empowerment Board members.

  • Created SOPs for duties performed in office.

  • Wrote a letter in support of Sheriff Irving's application to the CVS Safer Communities Program, which required written support from an elected official. Subsequently, the Opioid Epidemic Prevention Drug Collection Unit was awarded to Sheriff Irving's Office and successfully installed in the Richmond City Justice Center in July 2018.

April 2018
  • Enhanced Controls with monthly deposits.

  • Postage cost savings for bulk mailings.

  • Taught first Financial Literacy Class on "Savings."

March 2018
  • Established City Treasurer's site on city's website.

  • Implemented electronic records for enhanced efficiency and improved controls.

  • Established Customer Service Policy for the Treasurer's office.

February 2018
  • Automated check distribution process.

January 2018
  • Launched New Tax Referral Service.

Logo for the City Treasurer's Financial Literacy Fair

On Friday, April 5, 2019 from 10 am - 3:30 pm the City Treasurer's Office proudly held the the Inaugural Financial Literacy Fair in the lobby of City Hall. Richmond city residents could earn chances at prizes by attending workshops on budgeting, savings and banking 101. Financial counselors were available during the fair to talk through questions and issues individually with attendees. 

The event included remarks from the Mayor, Treasurer and other city officials. City departments, GRTC and other organizations had tables with information and resources available to give residents confidence in their financial decisions. Refreshments were included and transportation to the event was made possible via shuttle buses. 

The purpose of this fair was to empower the citizens of Richmond to take control of their finances and begin the initial steps needed to build personal wealth. This financial literacy fair was a step by our office toward achieving our mission of inspiring, encouraging and pursuing the highest possibilities of potential in others through the elimination of financial barriers. 

Logo for City Treasurer's Stop Elder Abuse Campaign

In October of 2018 the City Treasurer's Office and Financial Empowerment Board launched the Stop Elder Abuse campaign with promotional support from the community including GRTC and other leaders. This campaign is focused on spreading information about the ways in which seniors can be better protected against common financial scams in areas such as identity theft and reverse mortgages. It is important to learns how to navigate the current environment which is primed for predatory sales tactics. Resources are available to help you identify these scams and find the financial products which are in your best interest.