Jerri L. Jones is the Williamson County Treasurer. Elected January 1, 2015, Ms. Jones brings a strong financial and leadership background to this position. A retired Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel, Ms. Jones has spent most of her career in financial management. Additionally, she has worked in the private sector (manufacturing) in mid-level management, and most recently, was Executive Director of the Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center (2005-2008). Active in her church and community, she has led a life of service and continues down that path as County Treasurer.
The Treasurer serves as the county’s banker and accordingly, is the chief custodian of all county finances. All funds belonging to the county and received by any county official, are turned over to the Treasurer daily (with several exceptions, such as the Tax Assessor, whose monies go directly to the depository). County monies are kept in the county depository and the Treasurer acts as the chief liaison between the county and the bank. The Treasurer maintains records of all deposits and withdrawals, and reconciles all bank statements established under her signature. The Treasurer collects all debts owed to the county not collected under the jurisdiction of another fee officer of the county. The Treasurer is responsible for signing all checks and disbursing such checks as approved by the Commissioner’s Court, and is the custodian of bail bond collateral funds. The Treasurer is also charged with accounting for and disbursing all debt service funds for bonds and certificates of obligation funds.
As the investment officer for the county, the Treasurer composes the county investment policy, investment strategies, and administrative policy for the investment of county funds in accordance with the Texas Public Funds Investment Act. She is the advisory to the county investment committee composed of the County Judge, County Commissioner, County Tax Assessor/Collector and the County Auditor. She reports to the Court on the investment and withdrawal of investments of county reserve funds.
The Treasurer must achieve 20 hours of continuing education annually to keep the status of Certified County Treasurer. The designation as a Certified Investment Officer also requires 20 hours of continuing education on an annual basis. Ms. Jones is a Certified County Treasurer and will complete training for Certified Investment Officer in the coming months.
Ms. Jones was born and raised in Central Ohio but got to Texas as soon as she could (1995). She is married to Bob Jones, a graduate of Georgetown High School (his family moved to Georgetown in 1959). Bob is also a retired Marine, having achieved the rank of Major in his 26 year career. Jerri and Bob have two sons, Matthew and David, who live in Dallas and Lewisville respectively. They are also Grandparents to seven Grand Doggies.