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James O. Cooke, IV

City Treasurer-Clerk
(850) 891-8130

Jim joined the City in 2002 as Deputy Treasurer-Clerk.  After serving in this role for 10 years, Jim was appointed City Treasurer-Clerk by the City Commission in 2012.  The City Treasurer-Clerk is one of four (4) appointed officials along with the City Manager, City Attorney and City Auditor.  The Treasurer-Clerk manages the City’s asset/liability, revenue collection, risk management and retirement divisions.  In addition to all administrative functions for the City’s retirement plans, the City Treasurer-Clerk oversees investment of $1.5 billion in pension plan assets and approximately $500 million in assets for the City’s 401 and 457 plans.  Given the City of Tallahassee’s broad array of services, including an electric utility, the Office of the Treasurer-Clerk directs cash management of approximately $650 million and collects approximately $700 million in revenue annually.  During his 15 years with the City of Tallahassee, Jim has guided debt issuances totaling $1.35 billion.  The City issues debt under three credits – Energy System, Consolidated Utility Systems and Capital – and has a combined $970 million outstanding.  Before coming to the City, Jim worked as a manager for the accounting firms of Williams, Cox, Weidner and Cox (now Carr, Riggs, and Ingram) in Tallahassee and BennettThrasher and Co in Atlanta after starting his career as an auditor at Price Waterhouse in Atlanta.

As City Treasurer-Clerk, Jim sits on the Board of Directors of the Sunshine State Governmental Financing Commission.  He also serves as a board member for the Florida Cooperative Liquid Assets Securities System (FLCLASS) and is a member of the Florida State Seminole Boosters Investment Committee.  In addition to these positions, Jim is both a member of the Government Finance Officers Association and the Florida Government Finance Officers Association.

Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting (1985) as well as a master’s degree in accounting (1986), both from Florida State University.