The elected post of Treasurer was established by the Constitution of Virginia and is one of five Constitutional officers elected by the citizens of Poquoson (three of these officer's are shared with York County). This system of government is based on the presumption that the most important services of government should be made directly accountable to the citizens by popular vote. The primary duties of the Treasurer are the collection, accounting, and the safekeeping of all tax revenues for the City.
The Treasurer's office collects real estate taxes, personal property taxes, solid waste and stormwater fees, license taxes, permit fees, and dog licenses. Additionally we help collection of delinquent library fines, parking tickets, and other miscellaneous charges. Other responsibilities include the monthly reconciliation of all City bank accounts.
It is our goal to provide a professional and efficient approach in serving the citizens of Poquoson, while maintaining an attitude of respect and understanding. You will receive prompt and courteous information and assistance from our office.
Mr. Clarke is a member of the Treasurer's Association of Virginia. He is a certified Master Governmental Treasurer, as designated by the Weldon Cooper Center, University of Virginia. He is graduate of Poquoson High School and Christopher Newport College.