Shelby County Trustee's Office Receives Prestigious Pinnacle Award
State of Tennessee
David H. Lillard, Jr., State Treasurer
For Immediate Release: January 10, 2014
Shelby County Trustee’s Office Receives Prestigious Pinnacle Award
The Office of Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir was honored today by the National Association of State Treasurers with its prestigious Pinnacle Achievement Award for excellence in financial operations and for proactive financial literacy outreach by the Trustee’s Office.
The National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) is an organization of financial leaders that encourages high ethical standards, promotes education and the exchange of ideas, builds professional relationships and influences public policy for the benefit of the citizens of the states.
Membership is composed of all state treasurers or state finance officials with comparable responsibilities from the United States, its commonwealths, territories and the District of Columbia.
Tennessee State Treasurer David Lillard Jr. presented Trustee David Lenoir with the award Friday morning.
Lillard, a Shelby County resident, is the current senior vice-president of NAST. This prestigious national award recognizes organizations and businesses that have a record of promoting the association’s goals, including excellence in financial operations and financial literacy.
Treasurer Lillard said: “Trustee David Lenoir has led the Shelby County Trustee’s Office to new heights of excellent service to Shelby Countians. One of the purposes of the Pinnacle Award is to recognize exceptional achievements in the delivery of financial literacy to citizens. Under the leadership of Trustee David Lenoir, the Shelby County Trustee’s Office has positively impacted families in Shelby County by bringing financial literacy training to almost 1,000 families. The Board of Directors of the National Association of State Treasurers and I congratulate the Trustee on this well-deserved award.”
Shortly after taking office in 2010, Mr. Lenoir founded the financial literacy program Project H.O.M.E., which targets delinquent property taxpayers in danger of losing their homes to a county tax sale. Almost 1,000 people have attended a Project H.O.M.E. workshop in the program’s first three years. The goal in 2014 is to increase the number of workshops from 11 to 16.
Also, in 2013, the Trustee’s Office partnered with the Tennessee State Treasurer and the Financial Literacy Commission to host financial literacy summits for teachers in Memphis and Shelby County. The two workshops provided financial literacy curriculum to more than 300 Memphis and Shelby County teachers.