Hamlett announces candidacy

Published 10:48 am Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Elizabeth “Liz”
Yon Hamlett

Elizabeth “Liz” Yon Hamlett has announced that she will again be a candidate for Lunenburg County’s Commissioner of the Revenue in the General Election that will take place Nov. 5. She is currently the incumbent in this office.

Hamlett has 10 years of experience since she began working in the Commissioner’s office in

2009. She served as Chief Deputy Commissioner of the Revenue under her predecessor, the Honorable Patricia M. Adams. Upon Adams’s retirement, Hamlett was sworn into office as commissioner. She was elected to fulfill the remainder of Adams’s four-year term in 2014. In 2015, the citizens of Lunenburg County elected Hamlett to serve a four-year term as Commissioner of the Revenue.

As the chief tax assessing officer for the county, Hamlett administers equitable assessments for individuals and businesses. Throughout her tenure as commissioner, Hamlett has been vital in implementing a new mass appraisal program, making real estate assessment information available online. She was also integral in the conversion of tax maps to a searchable GIS program.

Hamlett is an active member of the Commissioners of the Revenue Association of Virginia. In 2016 her colleagues elected her to serve as the secretary of the state’s Commissioners’ Association. She continues to hold the office of secretary on the executive board of the Commissioners’ Association. Also a member of the Central District Commissioners, Hamlett has been elected as vice-chair of this organization, serving twice in that capacity. She also holds membership in the Virginia Association of Assessing Officers (VAAO), Virginia Association of Local Tax Auditors (VALTA), Virginia Association of Local Elected Constitutional Officers (VALECO) and the Commissioners of the Revenue Political Action Committee (CORPAC).

In 2017 Hamlett earned her Master certification from the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. The program identifies criteria by which to measure professional designation, monitors the level of achievement, and maintains associated records. The Master designation demonstrates the advanced knowledge, competency, and professional accomplishment of commissioners and deputies.