(Columbia, SC) Yesterday, Richland County Treasurer David A. Adams presented an hour discussion on best-practices and innovations to a state-wide audience of county treasurers. Shortly after, Adams was unanimously elected President-Elect of the South Carolina Auditors Treasurers and Tax Collectors (SCATT) for the coming year.
“The things we’ve done to help our taxpayers are unique, from bank-drop locations to installment payment options, to our fantastic search-and-pay website,” Adams said. “We try to stay out in front in meeting the needs of our citizens. I was proud to be chosen to present some of our best practices and I hope they will help.”
For the last three years, Adams has served as Co-Chairman of SCATT’s Legislative Committee where he helped successfully guide the first comprehensive changes to tax sale policies in decades. And this year, he is helping coordinate the Association’s three-year effort to update property tax laws to reflect 21st Century practices at the state and local levels. He was the Association Vice President in 2013.
"I'm humbled that a group I respect so much has faith in me," Adams said. "SCATT is an amazing group of public servants who look for how to best serve the citizens of South Carolina, regardless of politics. I will do my best to honor and serve our common goals to make government work better for the people we represent."
His election to the Board makes him the first Richland County Official to be an officer of SCATT since 1998.