Maria Walls will be sworn in as Beaufort County’s Treasurer at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. The ceremony will take place in Beaufort County Council Chambers, County Administration Building, 100 Ribaut Road, Beaufort. Ms. Walls will hold a press conference immediately following the ceremony and all local media are invited to participate. All three locations of the Treasurer’s Office will close that day at 12 noon to support the transition of duties to Ms. Walls from outgoing Treasurer Doug Henderson, who did not seek re-election.
“It was a privilege to have served Beaufort County under the leadership of Doug Henderson and I am honored to become the next Treasurer,” said Ms. Walls. “Our taxpayers can expect continued improvements and innovations from the Treasurer’s Office.”
Ms. Walls joined Beaufort County in 2011 and has played an integral role as Deputy Treasurer overseeing the financial and accounting functions of the Treasurer’s Office since that time. As a Certified Professional Accountant and ex-auditor, Ms. Walls has used her professional background to help ensure the County’s tax dollars are accounted for accurately and effectively.