Franklin Commissioner of the Revenue Office has earned accredited status

Published 7:14 pm Monday, December 30, 2019

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Franklin Commissioner of Revenue Brenda Rickman, MCR

Commissioner Brenda B. Rickman, MCR, has recently been honored at the 100th annual Conference of the Commissioners of the Revenue Association by becoming one of the first localities in the Commonwealth to achieve office accreditation. This is according to information provided by the organization’s press release.

Accreditation is awarded only to offices that have met the rigorous standards set forth by the Commissioners’ Association. The 12 standards include education requirements for the Commissioner and staff, customer service, personnel and ethics policies as well as assessment methodology. Each office receiving accreditation has undergone an audit to ensure complianc,e and will be required to annually demonstrate they continue to meet these standards.

“Commissioner Brenda B. Rickman has demonstrated a commitment to the City of Franklin and to good governance,” stated Thomas Blackwell,association president. “This is an honor that was earned through hard work and leadership. It signifies that the City of Franklin’s Commissioner of the Revenue office has met the highest standards of professionalism as set forth by the Commissioners of the Revenue Association of Virginia.”

Blackwell added, “The Commissioners of the Revenue Association of Virginia has always been at the forefront in seeking to improve professional skills and overall performance for the good of the Commonwealth and its localities. In this, our centennial year, commissioners from around the state have worked to attain Office Accreditation in order to ensure greater accountability and increased uniformity with respect to office procedures for all our taxpayers.”