$85.5 Million in Unclaimed Property Distributed
Our unclaimed property team had a great trip to Oxford earlier this month. More than 100 people came by to search the State’s unclaimed property list and complete their claims forms to get their money back from the State. Many thanks to Mayor Robyn Tannehill and the staff of the City of Oxford and Lafayette County, who helped make the event such a great success!

We’ve finalized our numbers from our unclaimed property event in Port Gibson in June, too. We have processed 57 claims from that event, resulting in $65,604.46 in funds returned to the people of Walthall County! Events like these have helped us to return $85.5 million in unclaimed property to people since I took office in January 2012. That is more than 54% of all the unclaimed property distributed since the Mississippi program began in 1982.

We have two additional unclaimed property events already on the calendar:

Thursday, August 9, 2018
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Neshoba County Library

Saturday, September 29, 2018
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Highway 49 Festival in Richland

We’re working with Jones County right now to plan one there soon, as well.

Remember that when you come to one of these events, you are encouraged to bring the following to expedite your claims:

  • Photo ID (driver’s license, passport, military ID card, etc.)
  • Your Social Security Card
  • Proof of address (utility bill, etc.)
  • Proof of name change (marriage license, divorce decree, etc.)
  • If the owner is deceased, bring the death certificate, will, obituary, or affidavit of death

And, you can always check the State’s full listing at www.treasurerlynnfitch.com to see if the State has any money in your name, as well. It is constantly being updated. And, all the forms and instructions you need to file a claim can be found on our website, too.

Women’s Leadership Training Programs Coming to Jackson
Last summer, I was pleased to help the Stennis Center for Public Service kick off Ready to Run, a women’s leadership training program. This program helps women learn the nuts and bolts of turning their passion for community change into a path for public service. As a member of the Stennis Center’s Advisory Council, I am excited that Ready to Run Mississippi is about to embark on its second session on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the Westin Hotel in Jackson. You can learn more about it and even register here .

I am also so excited to be the Honorary Chair of a similar program sponsored by the Mississippi Republican Party, the Women’s Initiative Network for Republicans (WIN-R). We are about to announce the members of our inaugural class and sessions will be held monthly at the MSGOP headquarters in Jackson beginning in August.
Great Annual Meeting for the Mississippi Bar
Many thanks to Rick Barry, the outgoing President of the Mississippi Bar; Deanne Mosley, the Bar’s executive director; and all the staff of the Mississippi Bar for a wonderful annual meeting and summer school. It was such an honor to present at both the Summer School and the Annual Business Meeting. I am looking forward to continuing to work with the new Bar President, Dean Patricia Bennett, who also received the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mississippi Women Lawyers Association this summer.
Office of the Mississippi State Treasurer
Post Office Box 138
Jackson, Mississippi 39205
P: 601.359.3600 / F: 601.359.2001