Chatham Commissioners honor retiring tax administrator Frances Wilson

Pittsboro, NC – On June 15, 2015, the Chatham County Board of Commissioners adopted and presented a resolution honoring Frances Wilson, who retires on June 30 from her position as Tax Administrator.

“Frances is well recognized across the state as a very competent and dedicated individual,” said County Commissioner Chairman Jim Crawford. “She will be sorely missed.”

Frances Wilson

Chatham County Tax Administrator Frances Wilson (left) is retiring at the end of June. Commissioner Chairman Jim Crawford presented her with a special resolution honoring her service adopted by the Board of Commissioners on June 15.

Wilson has held several key positions in the Tax Office, starting with being selected as Tax Collector in September 1989. In that position, Wilson ensured that Chatham County consistently had one of the best tax collection rates in the state.

Wilson was promoted to Tax Administrator on July 1, 2011 and Tax Assessor on July 1, 2013. The resolution noted that in these roles, she continued to effectively promote “wise stewardship and good customer service.”

At the statewide level, Wilson was elected president of the NC Tax Collectors Association in 2002-03, where she helped advocate for effective state policies and laws related to county taxation. They honored her as Outstanding Tax Collector of the Year in 2005 and also presented her with the William A. Campbell Award for outstanding service.

On May 29, 2005, the News and Observer (Raleigh) named her Tarheel of the Week. Wilson has been active for several years on the Tax and Finance Committee of the NC Association of County Commissioners.

Locally, Wilson was a member of the Pittsboro Jaycees and currently serves on the board of the National Inclusion Project.

During her time with Chatham County, Wilson was an active member of the Personnel Committee.