About the Finance Department
The Finance Department manages all of the accounting functions for the Town. The Finance Officer oversees the collection, deposit, and investment of all Town funds. The Finance Officer is also responsible for managing the Town’s annual audit process and the other accounting functions for the Town. In addition, this department also collects water and sewer billing, property taxes and assists other departments with purchasing.
Meet our Finance Director
Tonya Dozier, Finance Officer
Tonya Dozier was employed with the Town of Weaverville in September 2016. Tonya has over 15 years of experience in various facets of finance and accounting. Prior to her transition to local government, Tonya worked as a CPA, finance officer and senior accountant in the private sector. She obtained her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license in 1998 and completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Masters of Accountancy degree from the University of South Florida in 1996 and 1997 respectively.
Awards & Recognitions
The Town of Weaverville has been a recipient of the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award since 1996 Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). The GFOA Certificate of Achievement in Financial Reporting has also been awarded to the Town of Weaverville since the mid 1990’s.
Role of Town Council in Budgeting
One of the major responsibilities of every municipal governing board is to adopt the annual municipal budget, which determines what services will be provided and at what level. In the Town’s case, Town Council must set the municipal property tax rate when it adopts is annual budget. Town residents must pay Town property taxes as well as Buncombe County property taxes. By law, all North Carolina budgets must be balanced, and the Local Government Commission provides oversight over municipal finances.
Copies of the Town’s Budgets and Annual Budget and Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports can be found on the Town’s Forms & Documents page.