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Local News Station Interviews Wyn Kinion

November 11th, 2016

INTRO: Wyn Kinion, Tax Collector for Beaufort County, NC, was interviewed by a local news station on how his team worked to identify and collect an additional $1.7 million dollars in delinquent property taxes by using the North Carolina Property Tax System (NCPTS).

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2016 Tax Employee of the Year Award

June 28th, 2016

INTRO: During the North Carolina Tax Collectors’ Association (NCTCA) Spring Conference in New Bern, Penny Harrison of Surry County was awarded the 2016 Tax Employee of the Year.

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2016 Tax Collector of the Year Award

June 28th, 2016

INTRO: During the North Carolina Tax Collectors’ Association (NCTCA) 2016 Spring Conference in New Bern, Ronnie Antry of Craven County was awarded Tax Collector of the Year.

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2016 William A. Campbell Award

June 6th, 2016

INTRO: During the North Carolina Tax Collectors’ Association (NCTCA) 2016 Spring Conference in New Bern, Carl Tilghman of Carteret County was awarded the William A. Campbell Award.

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2014 Outstanding Appraiser of the Year Award

July 31, 2015

INTRO: During the North Carolina Association of Assessing Officers (NCAAO) 2014 Fall Conference in Wilmington, Melissa Austin of the Randolph County Tax Department was awarded Outstanding Appraiser of the Year. Austin joined the Randolph County Tax Office in March of 1985, accruing over 30+ years of experience in her field.

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2014 Joseph E. Hunt Distinguished Jurisdiction Award: Large County

February 18, 2015

INTRO: At the 2014 North Carolina Association of Assessing Officers (NCAAO) Fall Conference in Wilmington, Durham County Tax Administrator Kim Simpson was awarded the Joseph E. Hunt Distinguished Jurisdiction Award on behalf of the Durham County Tax Office.

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NCACC President sets Legislative Agenda for 2014-2015

Sept. 24, 2014

INTRO:Commissioner Ronnie Beale, of Macon County, was sworn in as the 98th president of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) last month during the Association’s 107th Annual Conference. Beale has served as commissioner for Macon County for the last 8 years and has held a seat on the NCACC Executive Board since 2011 - moving one step closer towards the role of President each year.

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Fire, Passion, & NCACC Leadership Converge

Sept. 24, 2014

INTRO:Commissioner Glen Webb, of Pitt County, was voted as NCACC’s President-Elect last month during their Annual Conference.

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2014 Tax Employee of the Year

May 23, 2014

INTRO:At the 2014 North Carolina Tax Collector’s Association (NCTCA) Spring Conference in Asheville, Wayne County Assistant Tax Administrator Alan Lumpkin was presented with the annual Tax Employee of the Year Award in recognition of and appreciation for his exceptional job performance and distinguished contributions to the NC tax collection community.

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2014 Tax Collector of the Year

May 16, 2014

INTRO:Wake County Revenue Director Marcus Kinrade was awarded the 2014 Tax Collector of the Year during the North Carolina Tax Collectors Association (NCTCA) Spring Conference in Asheville. Each year, honorees of this award are selected on the basis of individual leadership, outstanding performance of duties, and delivering services of value for local governments across the state.

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NCACC Interviews Pat Goddard

March 05, 2014

INTRO: Pat Goddard, former Tax Administrator for Johnston County, sat down with NCACC Deputy Director Kevin Leonard to talk about county tax offices, her career, and the important role tax offices across the state play in county government.

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Cloud Computing Offers Functionality & Efficiency

February 18, 2014

INTRO: As cloud technology evolves and becomes increasingly prevalent in organizations of all types, two North Carolina County Tax Offices have decided to make use of the new technology in the implementation of their new property tax software.

For those unfamiliar with the term, “cloud technology” refers to an alternative and cost-effective approach to delivering traditional software through web access, relieving consumers of the costs and maintenance associated with operating IT infrastructure.

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NCAAO Names New President: Q&A with Greta Skeen

January 2, 2014

INTRO: NCAAO has announced the appointment of Greta Skeen, Dare County Assessor as their new President for 2013-2014. Greta has been an influential member of NCAAO for many years, serving as Vice President last year, and participating as a member of the Executive Board since 2009.

I recently spoke with Greta to get a quick look into her role as Assessor for Dare County and the overall vision for her NCAAO presidency:

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A Milestone Year for Tax Industry Professionals

January 2, 2014

INTRO: During the North Carolina Association of Assessing Officers (NCAAO) Fall Conference, the organization celebrated the accomplishments of tax professionals who have gone above and beyond to represent the goals of the property tax assessment administration.

Farragut interviewed each of the 2013 award recipients to get their take on the recognition of their outstanding achievements:

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Leading Edge of the Assessment Industry

September 18, 2013

INTRO: Last month, Carteret County became the first and only county in NC to receive IAAO’s Certificate of Excellence in Assessment Administration. This certification is only awarded to those taxing jurisdictions willing to undertake a year-long process of challenging themselves to meet and exceed the high standards and best practices as defined by IAAO – and Carteret County was up to that task.

Farragut reached out to Carteret’s Tax Administrator Carl Tilghman to learn what was gained through their participation and their overall experience with the program.

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Upcoming Events

NCTCA Spring Conference

May 2 – 4, 2018

The 2018 NCTCA Spring Conference will be held in Greensboro, NC.

NCACC Conference

August 23 – 25, 2018

The 111th NCACC Annual Conference will be held in Catawba County, NC at the Hickory Metro Convention Center.

IAAO Conference

September 23 – 26, 2018

The 84th Annual International Conference on Assessment Administration will be held in Minneapolis, MN.