Arlington County Treasurer Carla de la Pava received the President’s Award at the 2017 Treasurers’ Association of Virginia (TAV) annual conference in Virginia Beach. De la Pava was commended for providing excellent service to the citizens of Arlington County and for her contributions to the association. Stafford County Treasurer Laura M. Rudy, outgoing TAV President, presented the award to de la Pava, “In appreciation and recognition of her leadership and years of dedicated service to the Treasurers’ Association of Virginia.”
De la Pava was elected treasurer of Arlington County in 2014. Prior to being elected treasurer, she served as chief deputy treasurer for six years. She is the first female and first Hispanic to be elected treasurer in Arlington. One measure of a Treasurer’s Office’s effectiveness is the tax delinquency rate, which in Arlington in 2016 was an all-time low of 0.24 percent and is recognized as the lowest in Virginia.