Under the direction of Jennifer Calvert, the Finance Department manages all financial aspects of the City. These include accounting and auditing, budget preparation, investments, purchasing, risk management and tax related issues.
Jennifer Calvert, MPA
The Municipal Court also falls under the direction of the Finance Director. The court's responsibilities include processing all citations that are issued for violations of state law and city ordinances, holding bench and jury trials, issuing warrants, collecting fine and reporting to the State of Texas and to the Shenandoah City Council.
In February, the Finance Department was awarded the Texas Comptrollers Transparency Star for Traditional Finances for financial transparency. This is the first year that Shenandoah has achieved the highest level recognition. The Star Program has replace the Leadership Circle award that the city received a platinum rating for two consecutive years. The award recognizes cities that strive to meet a high standard of financial transparency online. A link to the financial transparency page is available on the city’s website homepage or you can access it here. The page includes multiple years of budget documents, audit reports and check registers as well as financial statements and additional information on taxes.
Click here to view the recognition from the Texas Comptroller.