First Posted: 3/21/2009
DOBSON The county of Surry announces that Michael Lynn Hartgrove has been named as the new tax administrator effective April 1.
Hartgrove has served as interim administrator since December, 2008. The position became vacant Nov. 30, 2008, following the resignation of former Tax Administrator Catherine Booker, who held the position for 10 years.
Hartgrove has served as assistant tax administrator for Surry County since February, 2003. Before coming to Surry County, he served as tax administrator for Stokes County for more than 15 years. Hartgrove holds a B.S. in business administration and economics from UNC-G, Greensboro and is a certified tax assessor. He is a member of the International Association of Assessing Officers, North Carolina Association of Assessing Officers, and North Carolina Tax Collector Association.
Craig Hunter, chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, said, We look forward to Mr. Hartgrove assuming his new role. He has served the county well during his employment as assistant tax administrator and in his current interim administrator role. The knowledge and experience he brings to the position has made him the unanimous choice of the board.
Dennis Thompson, county manager, said, We welcome Mr. Hartgrove as a part of the Surry County management team. He has many years of experience in tax administration and is very familiar with the Surry County tax system. I believe that he will do an excellent job in behalf of the citizens of Surry County.
Hartgrove currently resides in King and plans to relocate to Surry County within the next few months.