Mr. Kelly was appointed to the position of Treasurer, Tax Collector and Public Administrator by the Board of Supervisors on January 6, 2015.  Prior to his current role, he served as Chief Deputy Treasurer, Tax Collector and Public Administrator.  Mr. Kelly is the ex-officio trustee of each of the two governing boards of the Los Angeles County Employee Retirement Association (LACERA), the Board of Retirement and Board of Investments.  He also serves as an ex-officio member on the County’s five Deferred Compensation Plan Administrative Committees.  Mr. Kelly possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.  He is a Certified Internal Auditor, Institute of Internal Auditors; a Certified Treasury Professional, Association for Financial Professionals; and a Board Leadership Fellow, National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).


Mr. Knox is Chief Deputy Treasurer, Tax Collector and Public Administrator, with executive management responsibility for the Department’s seven organizational units: Administration, Banking Operations, Internal Controls, Public Administrator (Estates), Public Finance and Investments,  Information Technology, and Tax Collections.


The mission of the County of Los Angeles Treasurer and Tax Collector is to bill, collect, invest, borrow,  safeguard and disburse monies and properties. We do this on behalf of the County, other government agencies and entities, and private individuals as specified by law. The Department also provides enforcement, consulting,  estate administration, and public information services.

The Treasurer and Tax Collector strives to serve its customers by providing timely and accurate services in a manner that is fair, legal, and courteous. To meet our service obligations, we use technical expertise employing modern, innovative, cost-effective, and flexible methodologies.

The Treasurer and Tax Collector seeks to provide an environment which recognizes and rewards employees for their contribution to the accomplishment of the mission.  We strive to treat all employees fairly and to provide them with training and a working environment, which enables them to enhance their skills and perform with pride.  The Department seeks to provide its employees with opportunities for advancement.  In fulfilling the mission, we will meet our responsibilities and preserve public confidence.