Under the direction of Jennifer Calvert, the Finance Department manages all financial aspects of the City of Shenandoah. These include accounting and auditing, budget preparation, investments, purchasing, risk management and tax-related issues.
Jennifer Calvert, MPA
The Municipal Court also falls under the direction of the Finance Director. The court's responsibilities include processing all citations that are issued for violations of state law and city ordinances, holding bench and jury trials, issuing warrants, collecting fines and reporting to the State of Texas and to the Shenandoah City Council.
In February, the Finance Department was awarded the Texas Comptroller's Transparency Star for Traditional Finances for financial transparency. This is the first year that Shenandoah has achieved the highest level recognition. The Transparency Star program has replaced the Leadership Circle award program in which the city received a platinum rating for two consecutive years. The Transparency Star award recognizes cities that strive to meet a high standard of financial transparency online. A link to the financial transparency page is available on the city’s website homepage or can be accessed here. The page includes multiple years of budget documents, audit reports and check registers as well as financial statements and additional information on taxes.
Click here to view the recognition from the Texas Comptroller.