General Manager Bobbie Shields has been sworn-in as the new County Tax Assessor. The Board of County Commissioners appointed Shields to the position at its November 27 meeting.
Clerk to the Board Janice Paige administered the oath of office to Shields on Monday, December 10.
The appointment was made necessary by the resignation of Assessor Garrett Alexander. Shields will fill Alexander’s term until it expires on July 1, 2013 in accordance with State Law.
In addition to his duties as Tax Assessor, Shields will continue to be responsible for leading the County's Sustainable Community Focus Area Leadership Team and economic development initiatives. He oversees Land Use and Environmental Services, Park and Recreation, and Economic Development Services. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, he shares responsibility for overall county executive administration.