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8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Send Correspondence to:
James L. “Jimmy” Williams
Portsmouth City Treasurer
801 Crawford St.
Portsmouth, VA 23704
williamsjl@portsmouthva.gov
Tel: 757-393-8651
Fax: 757-393-5095 

 

City Treasurer's Bio

James L. "Jimmy" Williams
James L. "Jimmy" Williams

James L. "Jimmy" Williams, City Treasurer
Elected and took office January 1, 1994.

Education:
Portsmouth Public Schools. Graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School; attended and graduated from the University of South Carolina, B.S. Business Administration-Major Accounting; University of Wisconsin-Graduate School/The School for Bank Administration-Major Controllership; University of Virginia, Weldon Cooper Center For Public Service & School for Continuing and Professional Studies-Master Governmental Treasurer Certification.

Employment:
NCR Corporation, Accounting and Data Processing Sales Representative; Ford Motor Company-Accountant; Virginia National/Sovran, and C&S/Sovran Banks (Predecessors to Bank of America) Senior Vice President/Budget Director for the respective Holding Companies.

Community Service:
Centenary United Methodist Church/ Administrative Board, Sunday School Teacher; PTA President; Youth Athletic Coach & Administrator; Optimist Club; Portsmouth Municipal Finance Commission; Portsmouth School Board; Portsmouth Basketball Invitational Tournament/Past Chairman; Southeastern Football Officials Association/Commissioner and Official; Portsmouth Sports Club, Past President and Director; Virginia Sports Hall of Fame, Past President and Chairman of the Board; Portsmouth Sports Foundation; USC Letterman and Alumni Associations; Fund Raiser- American Heart Association; MDA, and Judge – Relay for Life.

Awards:
Athletic (Football) Scholarship/University of South Carolina; Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity/Gold Chapter; Builders Community Award presented by Western Branch Lodge No 189; Sports Person of the Year/Portsmouth Club; Sports Club Member of the Year/Portsmouth Sports Club; Annual Sports Club Member of the Year named in his Honor; Life Member/Portsmouth Sports Club; and Community Service Award presented by The Treasurers Association of the Year; the Treasurers Association Office Accreditation Award, and Quarterly Department of the Quarter Award presented by Portsmouth City Manager.

Personal:
Married to Joan Rae Garthright Williams (deceased January, 2009) would have been 50 years June 6, 2009; Son Lt. Col. James L. "Jay" Williams, Jr. and wife Paige; Daughter Janet W. Slough, Five Grandchildren, Merryn, "Trey", and Olivia Williams, and Lindsey and Lauren Slough; brother G. Eugene Williams; sisters Audrey L. Williams (deceased), Ruth W. Cutchins (deceased), and parents Mr. & Mrs. George E. Williams, Sr. (deceased)
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