Quorum Court to fill Tax Assessor vacancy

The Faulkner County Quorum Court will declare a vacancy in the Office of the County Assessor and vote to fill it during its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Courtroom A of the Faulkner County Courthouse.

 

The meeting is open to the public.

Faulkner County Tax Assessor Angela Hill resigned Tuesday to accept a position as deputy director in the Assessment Coordination Division (ACD) for the state. That office oversees assessment of property taxes to ensure they’re uniform statewide, County Attorney David Hogue said.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson appointed Bear Chaney, a former Benton County Tax Assessor, to the director’s position of the ACD. When Chaney’s deputy director resigned, he approached Hill to take the role.

“I had already decided I wouldn’t run for office again so I needed to find something to do,” Hill told the Log Cabin Democrat on Monday. “This opportunity uses the experience I have from Faulkner County so that’s great.”

She accepted the offer last week. Her start date was not yet set on Monday, although Hogue indicated it would likely be soon.

“There’s a vacancy in the ACD office right now and she needs to fill it as soon as she can,” he said.

Hill said she is excited for the opportunity but will miss her current role.

“Faulkner County has been so good to me,” she said, adding that she would help train her replacement if asked. “I want to make sure I do as much as I can to make this transition go as smoothly as possible.”

Hill said that while her “background works into what [she’ll] be doing at the state,” there are several differences.

“I’ll be working with 75 counties instead of just one,” she said. “It will be from a different side of things too.”

She said she was happy to find a career that lets her continue to use the skills she has learned the past 29 years working in the assessor’s office. She was elected as Tax Assessor in 2012.

“There aren’t many jobs out there dealing with that,” she said.

 

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