Brandy Palazzone has 25 years of experience working in the York County Commissioner of the Revenue’s office and was appointed the Interim Commissioner of the Revenue on September 1, 2023, following the retirement of Ann Thomas. Brandy graduated from Christopher Newport University, in 1999, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration. She is certified as a Master Deputy Commissioner of the Revenue through the University of Virginia Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. Brandy is also a member of the Commissioner of the Revenue Association of Virginia (CRAV), Virginia Association of Local Tax Auditors (VALTA), Virginia Association of Assessing Officers (VAAO) and the Kiwanis Club of Grafton.
The Commissioner of the Revenue is a Constitutional Officer and is elected to serve a 4 year term. The Commissioner of the Revenue is the Chief Assessing Officer for their locality and is responsible for assessing personal property, real estate, public service, sales tax, tax relief programs as well as business license and other related taxes.
The York County Commissioner of the Revenue’s office is accredited through the Commissioner of the Revenue Association of Virginia (CRAV).
Career Development Program
The Commissioner of the Revenue "Association," with support and assistance form the University of Virginia, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, developed a Career Development Program for Commissioner's of the Revenue and their Deputies.
The designation program was developed to enhance the professionalism of local government officials and their staff, ensure greater knowledge, accountability with the citizenry and increase statewide uniformity with respect to office procedures and assessment practices. This program, which takes a minimum of 3 years to complete, requires a combination of extensive education and governmental experience. A certificate is presented for successful completion of the program. The education process does not, however, end with the completion of the program. Every year after the initial certification, the recipient must complete at least one core or elective course in order to remain certified.
Criteria for Eligibility
In order to receive this designation, you have to meet certain criteria for eligibility, which includes:
- Adherence to and practice of the Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct of the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO)
- Attendance at various ongoing regional and state education seminars and meetings
- Maintenance of policies set forth in the Standards of Accountability
- Must participate and provide service to the Association
- Must undergo a successful on site audit of all documentation to substantiate eligibility
- Successful completion and maintenance of enrollment in required continuing education courses
In order to maintain the Master designation, you must meet the criteria as mentioned above annually.
Brandy N. Palazzone, Tonya L. Isaksen and Wendy D. Kurnas, have been awarded the title, Master Deputy Commissioner of the Revenue under the Master Designation Program administered by the University of Virginia's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.