Friday, December 21, 2012

Welcome aboard, Tanya Sims!

If you paid your property taxes in person this installment, you probably noticed a new employee at the window.  Tanya Sims has joined the City’s workforce after serving five years at the Fulton County tax commissioner’s office handling property tax, motor vehicle tax, and front line customer service.  We are fortunate to have an employee with her expertise and experience, but we’re even more excited her charm and positive attitude.

We chose Tanya out of 150 applicants this summer after a rigorous selection process that included and a phone interview, an in-person panel interview, a written/math assessment, and background and reference checks.  Tanya is looking forward to working one more month with us to complete her initial six-month evaluation period.  She intends to stay with the City as long as possible, which means "till y'all get rid of me!" she says.

Like all of our Revenue staff, Tanya handles customer service, processes tax payments, homestead exemptions, deposits, and permit payments.  Tanya will also have the opportunity to work closely with businesses on their occupation tax and annual license renewals like Kate Hall, the employee she replaced.

Tanya has always enjoyed spending time in Decatur, which was part of the reason that she applied for this position.  A DeKalb County resident, Tanya has a son who participates in City of Decatur basketball programs.  Tanya has previously served as a volunteer during the Decatur Tour of Homes.

Please join me in welcoming her to the team!

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