Ronald H. Williams

Title: Suffolk City Treasurer
Phone: 757-514-4275
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Suffolk City Treasurer Ronald H. Williams

Professional Experience

  • Treasurer City of Suffolk - January 1982 - Present
  • Elected in November 1981 and re-elected without opposition in 1985, 1989, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2013, and 2017
  • Assistant Vice President Atlantic Permanent Federal Savings Bank 1977-1982
  • Assistant Vice President Central Fidelity Bank and its predecessor Fidelity American Bank 1970-1977


  • John Yeates High School, Suffolk, Graduate (1967)
  • North Carolina Wesleyan College, attended (1967 - 1969)
  • Dale Carnegie Course in Effective Speaking and Human Relations (1970)
  • Old Dominion University, B.A. Political Science (1975) Emphasis on Local and State Government
  • University of Virginia - Banking School (1976)
  • University of Connecticut - School for Executive Development (1979 - 1980)
  • University of Virginia - Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service (1990)
  • Certified as a Professional Governmental Treasurer
  • University of Virginia - Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service (2000)
  • Certified as a Master Governmental Treasurer

Professional Affiliations & Leadership Roles

  • Governor Ralph Northam’s Policy Council on Finance
  • Virginia Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) Trust Board Member and Vice Chairman
  • Treasurers' Association of Virginia, Member, Past Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, and President.
  • Treasurers' Association of Virginia - Legislative Committee, Chair and Co-Chair
  • Virginia Association of Local Executive Constitutional Officers, Past Board Member
  • State and National Government Finance Officers Associations, Member
  • State Council on Local Debt, Member (1990 - 1994), Appointed by Governor L. Douglas Wilder
  • Old Dominion University - Accounting Department, Advisory Council (former member)
  • Beta Alpha PSI National Accounting Fraternity, Member
  • State Non Arbitrage Program (SNAP), Advisory Council, Member


  • Virginia Treasurer of the Year (1997)
  • Treasurers' Association of Virginia, President's Award (2000 & 2003)
  • Eagle Scout Award 1963 Troop 1, Boy Scouts of America Sponsored by Main Street United Methodist Church
  • Colonial Trail District, Colonial Virginia Council, Boy Scouts of America's "The Good Scouter Award 2008"
  • Outstanding Eagle Scout Award presented by The National Eagle Scout Association and the Colonial Virginia Council of Boy Scouts of America (2016)
  • Sickle Cell Association The Mary Goodman Volunteer Services Award (2012)
  • Sickle Cell Association The Presidential Award (2015)
  • NAACP Community Trailblazer Award (2014)
  • Suffolk Democratic Committee Community Hero Award (2016)
  • Treasurers’ Association of Virginia Commonwealth Award (2018)

Community Involvement & Leadership Roles

  • Main Street United Methodist Church, Life Long Member, Past Chair of Finance Committee (1993-2003), Past Chair of Administrative Board (2003-2005), Past Member Church Council, Capital Campaign Leader (2006), Co-Chair Centennial Capital Campaign (2016)
  • United Way of South Hampton Roads, Board Member, Treasurer, Chair of Finance Committee, Founder of the "Treasurer's Annual United Way Golf Tournament" raising over $300,000
  • Leadership Giving, Chairman (1997 and 1998)
  • City of Suffolk Campaign, Chair (1994)
  • City of Suffolk Campaign, Vice Chair (1993)
  • City of Suffolk Government Employees Campaign, Chair (1992)
  • Suffolk Lions Club, Past President
  • Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Suffolk Retail Merchants Association, Past President
  • Suffolk Art League, Past Director
  • Nansemond-Suffolk Rescue Squad - Advisory Board, Past Member
  • Suffolk Meals on Wheels Board, Past Board Member
  • Past Assistant Scout Master Troop 1


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