Middleburg Town Treasurer Ashley Bott will step down from her position May 30 after a little more than three years on the job. In her place, the Town Council appointed Office Manager Tina Staples as the town’s interim treasurer, effective May 31.
The Town Council last week passed a resolution recognizing Bott’s service to the town, which began in January 2016. According to the resolution, Bott helped to make “vast improvements” in the treasurer’s office, which resulted in improved customer service and better financial management. She implemented a new financial management software, automated and enhanced the front desk capabilities, implemented an online bill paying system, coordinated the town’s participation in the consolidated tax billing system with the county, coordinated with IES to update the town’s older water meters, helped the Middleburg Strategic Finance Committee understand the town’s finances, and invested the town’s cash reserves with the Virginia Municipal Investment Pool, which increased the amount of interest the town receives on investments.
“Bott has demonstrated extraordinary professional and personal dedication to the Town of Middleburg,” the proclamation reads. “The mayor and members of the Town Council … express our profound thanks to her and hope for her continued success in life.”