Maria Walls

Walls is the treasurer of Beaufort County, South Carolina.

GoldenGov: County Executive of the Year

Maria Walls and Beaufort County are incredible examples of how using technology can transform how governments serve citizens. In response to COVID-19, the county was able to add additional services to myBeaufortCounty — its online platform for residents to pay taxes and other fees. Since the platform’s launch in 2016, the county saw a 46 percent increase in online collect year-over-year.

Jake Williams

Written by Jake Williams

Jake Williams is the vice president of content and community for StateScoop and EdScoop. He's spent nearly a decade in the government IT market, covering the ins and outs of state and local government, as well as higher education. He started his journalism career in his native Pennsylvania and has also worked as a reporter for Campaigns & Elections magazine.

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