Commissioner of Revenue’s Office earns accredited status

Published 8:16 am Wednesday, October 2, 2019

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Commissioner Liz Hamlett was recently honored at the 100th annual Conference of the Commissioners of the Revenue Association by helping Lunenburg become one of the first localities in the commonwealth to have a commissioners office achieve accreditation.

Accreditation is awarded only to offices which have met the rigorous standards set forth by the Commissioners’ Association.

The 12 standards set forth by the Association include education requirements for the commissioner and staff, customer service, personnel and ethics policies as well as assessment methodology. Each office receiving accreditation has undergone an audit to ensure compliance and will be required to annually demonstrate they continue to meet these standards.

“Commissioner Liz Hamlett has demonstrated a commitment to Lunenburg County and to good governance. This is an honor that was earned through hard work and leadership. It signifies that Lunenburg County’s Commissioner of the Revenue office has met the highest standards of professionalism as set forth by the Commissioners of the Revenue Association of Virginia,” stated The Honorable Thomas Blackwell, president of the Association.

Blackwell further added, “The Commissioners of the Revenue Association of Virginia has always been at the forefront in seeking to improve professional skills and overall performance for the good of the Commonwealth and its localities. In this, our centennial year, commissioners from around the state have worked to attain Office Accreditation in order to ensure greater accountability and increased uniformity with respect to office procedures for all our taxpayers.”