Shenandoah County Treasurer Cindy A. George plans to run for another term in November.

George announced her intentions Monday to seek the Democratic Party nomination and run for re-election to an eighth term in the constitutional office.

Election Day is Nov. 5.

George noted in the announcement that her 39 years of experience in the Treasurer’s Office has been beneficial for leading the department.

George was one of the first treasurers in the state to obtain a master certification in the field from the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia. The office has two master deputy treasurers and one employee working toward the certification.

Under her leadership, the office has had annual audits with no material weaknesses, George states. The county has one of the highest tax collection rates in the state, she notes.

The department was one of the first in Virginia to receive office accreditation, accomplished through hours of continuing education, implementation of policies and procedures, high collection rates and clean audits, George explained. The office has received its accreditation each year since 2003.

George participated in strategic and county-wide planning efforts to improve the office’s delivery of its services, the treasurer said. The office eliminated vehicle decals; allowed property owners to make tax payments online; began accepting debit and credit cards.

– Contact Alex Bridges at abridges@nvdaily.com

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