Chatham County welcomes Kepley as new tax administrator

Pittsboro, NC – In July, Clyde A. “Kep” Kepley III officially assumed the tax administrator position for Chatham County following the recent retirement of Frances Wilson. Kepley has extensive tax office administration experience in several North Carolina counties.

“I am looking forward to building on the existing strengths of our Tax Office and helping it be more accessible to our residents,” Kepley said. “We know that young people access information differently than other generations and we have to keep finding ways to reach out to all.”

Property AppraisalKepley hits the ground running with Chatham County’s revaluation process getting underway now as appraisers visit properties around the county. “I have helped guide several other counties through revaluation and know that it means getting information out to residents at key times in the process.”

County Manager Charlie Horne said, “We are pleased to have Kep with us.  We look forward to his expertise and hard work in the Tax Office as the transition of the county accelerates.”

A native of Davidson County, Kepley most recently served as tax administrator for Lincoln County, but also filled that role previously in the following counties:  Chowan, Rutherford, Lee and Scotland.

Kepley received his bachelor’s degree in science accounting from Western Carolina University, but has completed numerous continuing education programs and certifications related to tax and finance administration.  These include several courses offered by the International Association of Assessing Officers, the National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, and the Federal Emergency Management Administration (Damage Assessment).

North Carolina courses Kepley completed include Fundamentals of Listing and Assessing, Personal Property Audit Seminar, Fundamentals of Property Tax Collection and Property Tax Collection Administration.