Lavender appointed county Revenue Director
In 2011, Rutherford County Commissioners voted to freeze the position of Tax Director.
On Monday, commissioners ended that freeze and appointed Collections and Billing team leader Sherry Lavender as the new Revenue Director, effective Jan. 1, 2014.
Lavender will fill the role left by interim Revenue Director Clair Hubbard who is retiring effective Dec. 31, 2013.
"She has brought an openness to the office and has been an integral part of all the changes that has taken place over the last few months," said Carl Classen, Rutherford County manager.
Her appointment will be for two years. It could have been for four years if she met various assessor and collections certifications.
Lavender has worked with the Tax/Revenue Department since 2008.