Schleicher County Treasurer Jennifer Henderson was elected as the 73rd president of the County Treasurers’ Association of Texas during the group’s annual conference September 13-16 at the Hilton Bevy Hotel in Boerne.

Henderson accepted the gavel from outgoing president Mitzi Baker of Midland County. She was sworn in by her mother-in-law, former Schleicher County Treasurer Karen Henderson.

Deputy Treasurer Barbara Speck also attended the conference which offered county treasurers and their employees opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with colleagues from across the state as well the chance to participate in continuing education classes.

Henderson was also tapped to serve as chairperson of the CTAT task force dealing with legislative affairs.

Henderson received a bouquet of flowers from her fellow treasurers in CTAT Region 3 and a county seal that was presented by Willacy County Treasurer and CTAT Second Vice president Ruben Cavazos.

During her tenure, Henderson will be working with association members as they exchange ideas in an effort to maintain proper accounting standards for efficiency and to advance legislation that would help treasurers in handling the placed on them by state law.

As part of the state’s continuing education requirements, the conference offered attendees the chance to complete 17 hours of training. Included in that are five hours of education related to the Public Funds Investment Act and another five hours credit for the County Investment Academy.

Henderson is certified as a public funds investment officer and is a member of the County Investment Academy.

Deputy Treasurer Speck also completed the hours required to obtain her designation as a certified deputy county treasurer.

Topics included in this year’s program were:

• Advanced presentation skills;

• Allowable investment instruments;

• Bail bond fees;

• Unclaimed property reporting;

• Updates from the 87th legislative session.

Henderson has served as Schleicher County Treasurer since January of 2015. Accompanying her to the conference were her husband Houston and children Beau and Ella, her mother Lisa White of San Angelo, her in-laws Sam and Karen Henderson of Eldorado, her best friend Jani Coffey of Eldorado and Schleicher County Judge Charlie Bradley.

Barbara Speck was accompanied by her fiancé Gary Warnock of Eldorado.