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Durham County Announces Tax Administrator Selection

Post Date:05/14/2019

Timothy Dwane Brinson has been selected by the Board of County Commissioners as the next Durham County Tax Administrator. Brinson succeeds the County’s former Tax Administrator Kimberly Simpson who retired earlier this fiscal year. Teresa Hairston has served as Interim Tax Administrator while the Board sought to fill the vacant position. Brinson will begin his position July 1, 2019.


“The Durham County Board of Commissioners is pleased to welcome Timothy “Dwane” Brinson as Durham County’s new Tax Administrator,” said Chair Wendy Jacobs. “Mr. Brinson has extensive experience and expertise in the areas of both assessment and collections. He will be a tremendous asset to Durham County Government and the Durham community.”


Brinson will join Durham County Government bringing more than 18 years of progressive leadership, management and technical experience in tax operations. Brinson has served as the tax administrator for Orange County Government (NC) since 2012. While serving in this role, he provided assessments for a $25 billion-dollar tax base and led the implementation of an enhanced user-friendly tool created to educate taxpayers about property tax relief programs.


When asked about bringing his tax administration expertise to Durham County Government, Brinson said, “While it is incredibly difficult to leave Orange County after seven years of service, I’m thrilled to join a great organization in Durham County. When an employee’s and employer’s goals and values align, great things can happen. Over the years I have served as a strong advocate for creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, visionary leadership and empowering the community. I very much look forward to leading an inclusive public department, helping others reach their goals and maintaining a continuous relationship with the Durham County community by volunteering where possible.”


Before his Orange County tenure, he was the former tax administrator for Lee County from 2007 until 2012. He also worked as a commercial real estate appraiser in Pitt County and as a residential real estate appraiser in Onslow County.


Brinson earned his bachelor's degree from Mount Olive College, a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Campbell University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.



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