About Treasurer Tishaura O. Jones
Tishaura O. Jones is the first woman to serve as Treasurer in the history of St. Louis. She is the city’s chief investment and cash management officer, and manages the city’s parking division.
Treasurer Jones was recently elected to her second term. During her time in office, she has saved the city millions of dollars through streamlining treasury operations, increased transparency in city government, modernized the parking division and opened the city's first Office of Financial Empowerment, offering free financial literacy classes and counseling.
She also launched the College Kids Children’s Savings Account Program, which provides college savings accounts to all kindergarten students in St. Louis Public Schools. Each account is opened with $50 in seed money that is provided by residual revenue from the city’s parking division. That means every time someone pays a meter, parks in a city owned garage or pays a parking ticket, they are helping to send a child to college.
Treasurer Jones has a Master’s degree in Health Administration from the Saint Louis University School of Public Health, a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Hampton University, and is a graduate of the Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
Prior to being elected Treasurer, she was employed as Vice-President of Municipal Finance for Blaylock Robert Van and was an adjunct faculty member at the Anheuser-Busch School of Business at Harris-Stowe State University.
She is also the proud mother of Aden.
About the Treasurer’s Office
The Treasurer is in charge of the City's banking systems and parking services.
The Treasurer's Office controls and monitors all the bank accounts of the City. There are currently 50 accounts under this office's control. Through daily contact with the Comptroller's Office and detailed reconciliations of these accounts, this office provides a check and balance for the Comptroller's Office. In addition, this office is by ordinance the depository for all receipts of the City and provides a means for departments to make daily deposits.
The Treasurer's Office issues all payroll checks, deposits funds for federal and state taxes, funds for savings bonds and other payroll deductions.
The Treasurer is also responsible for making all investments for the City. This includes purchasing, selling and auditing the earnings on these investments as well as ensuring that City funds are safe and secure.