Barbara McShan, newly appointed Greene County Revenue Commissioner, is congratulated by Tennyson Smith, Greene County Commission Chairperson. McShan shares the letter from Governor Kay Ivy affirming her appointment.
Barbara A. McShan has been appointed Greene County Revenue Commissioner, effective July 1, 2018, serving the remainder of the term held by Brenda Goree, which expires in 2020. Goree requested her retirement as Revenue Commissioner in October 2017. It will go into effect on June 30, 2018.
Prior to Governor Kay Ivy’s appointment in a letter dated April 20, 2018, Barbara McShan served as Chief Clerk in the Revenue Commissioner’s office. She moved into that office from a part time position with the then Tax Collector.
In 2002, the offices of Greene County Tax Collector and Tax Assessor were combined, through legislative action, to form the office of the Greene County Revenue Commission. Goree was the county’s last Tax Collector and Rev. John Kennard was the county’s last Tax Assessor. That same year, in a countywide election, Ms. Brenda Goree was elected as the county’s first Revenue Commissioner and was successful in subsequent elections. She continues to serves in that capacity until her retirement is effective.
According to Ms. McShan, several persons applied for the unexpired position as Revenue Commissioner and were probably interviewed as well. She indicated that she was very happy that the governor selected her. “I love my job. I meet so many people. I feel that, through my work, I actually know everybody in Greene County,” she said.
She explained that although the Revenue Commissioner’s office handles various licenses, mobile home registrations, property assessments and property taxes, she has never experienced a citizen getting upset with anyone in the office. “Even when their taxes are delinquent, they come in and calmly pay the tax,” she stated.
When asked her response to Governor Ivy’s appointment of McShan, Goree stated: “I am so glad the governor appointed someone local and someone who has worked for many years in the Revenue Commission’s office. Ms. McShan knows the job. I am confident that she will keep the public informed, and will maintain accurate records including safeguarding public funds,” She said.
Goree also indicated that she will be available to assist McShan in her official transition.
The Revenue Commission’s seat, a six year term, comes up for election in 2020, however Ms. McShan indicated she is not considering running for the position. “I think at that time I will be ready to retire and rest,” she said.