​An ​Open House at Metro

Dru w cutline for 1-18-2018The “faces” of Metro are those folks behind the counter where citizens transact their business with the government. Three ​who are ​well known ​— ​and ​certainly​ among the friendliest officials are Davidson County Clerk Brenda Wynn, Property Assessor Vivian Wilhoite and Metro Trustee Charlie Cardwell.​ ​These three recently got together to hold their 2018 Open House to appreciate and honor their clients and colleagues.

Property Assessor Vivian Wilhoite took office August, 2016. She is the first African American to hold the office of assessor in Davidson County. She and her staff appraise the value of about 236,000 Davidson County properties to determine the county tax rate.

In 1993, Metro Trustee Charlie Cardwell was appointed Trustee and since then he has been elected by the voters of Davidson County to six terms. During his time in the Trustee’s office, he has strived to make the office more efficient with a new tax accounting system. He actively educates property owners on the benefits of a tax freeze as well as a tax relief program.

Davidson County Clerk Brenda Wynn was appointed by the Metropolitan Council in August 2012. She was then elected County Clerk by Nashville and Davidson County voters November 2012, Wynn is the first African-American female to win election to a constitutional office in the County.

Spotted enjoying refreshments were the newest General Sessions Judge Nick Leonardo​ ​with his ​court ​officer Gary Moore. Other guests were JoAn North who retired in 2008 after serving 16 years as Metro’s Assessor of Property, Chancellor Russell T. Perkins and retiring Metro Codes Director Terry Cobb.

Campaigning were Richard Exton for Register of Deeds and Scott Tift for Davidson County Chancery Court Judge. Primary Election Day is May 1, 2018.

Contact Dru Smith at drusvues@gmail.com