Cathy Kaye last month announced her retirement as the City of Falls Church’s treasurer after more than eight years of service, including two reelections.
“I am retiring for health reasons,” said Kaye, “but my heart will always be with the City Treasurer’s office. I am so proud of the advancements my team and I have made in my tenure.”
Kaye’s accomplishments include being the first treasurer in Virginia to offer payments via the cloud, changed to a faster payment processing system, and increased personal property and real estate collection rates to 97/98 percent and 99 percent , respectively (up from the 80th percentiles).
Deputy Treasurer Jody Acosta will be sworn in as treasurer on July 16 in Council Chambers (City Hall, 300 Park Ave.) at 4 p.m. She has served as Deputy since 2006 and has been a City resident for over 23 years.
A treasurer will be elected on Nov. 4, 2014. Acosta told the News-Press this week that she intends to run. Candidates for treasurer must qualify for the ballot by Aug. 15; qualifications and requirements are available on the Virginia Department of Elections website, sbe.virginia.gov/index.php/candidatepac-info/becoming-a-candidate. The City’s Voter Registrar Office can also help potential candidates determine eligibility, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-248-5082.