Durham, N.C. - On Monday, March 10, Interim Tax Director Kimberly Simpson was named Tax Administrator by the Durham County Board of Commissioners.
succeeds Ken Joyner who announced his resignation at the end of 2007 for a position with UNC Chapel Hill's School of Government
Simpson has managed the department's operations as the interim tax administrator since January 1, 2008.
"I am very honored to have been selected as the new Tax Administrator for Durham County
I look forward to continuing to serve the citizens of Durham and working with a very dedicated staff," says Simpson
Simpson has more than 18 years in tax administration and holds certifications with the NC Tax Collectors Association as a Certified Deputy Tax Collector, along with the North Carolina Department of Revenue as a Certified Real Property Appraiser and as a Certified Personal Property Appraiser.
She frequently serves as a speaker and instructor for the School of Government, the International Association of Assessing Officers and the North Carolina Tax Collectors' Association.
She served as Deputy Tax Administrator since 2000.
In 2007, she
received the William A. Campbell Award from the North Carolina Tax Collector's Association
She is currently education chairman for the North Carolina Association of Assessing Officers, and was recently appointed to serve on The North Carolina Property Tax System.
appointment is effective immediately.
The Durham County Board of Commissioners
to a two year term ending June 30, 2010.
annual salary will be $97,000.