Board Members

Board Members Address
Chair: Jim Tarrant 1940 CR 3703, Bullard, TX 75757
Vice-Chair: Sam Hopkins 1027 Timothy Street Jacksonville TX 75766
Secretary: Doug Gowin 211 CR 1542 Jacksonville TX 75766
Jay Jones 881 CR 2501 Alto, TX 75925
Joe Taylor 676 CR 4719 Troup TX 75789
Shonda Potter, County Tax Assessor 135 S. Main St. Rusk, TX 75785-1337

The Appraisal District Board of Directors Role in the Property Tax System

The local property tax system follows the principle of checks and balances. An appraisal district board of directors hires the chief appraiser, sets the budget and appoints the appraisal review board members.

The directors have no authority to set values or appraisal methods. The chief appraiser carries out the appraisal district's legal duties, hires the staff, makes the appraisals and operates the appraisal office.