For Bruce Williams, working in government is a family affair. He’s in the third generation of people in his family who have worked in civil service. Some family members were police and fire department employees, including an uncle who was a first responder on 9/11. Others worked in housing authorities, public transit and the military.
As an Assistant Fiscal Analyst, Bruce reviews and posts property tax payments, helps taxpayers (people like you!) with payment and billing issues and works with the Deputy Tax Collectors with collections enforcement. He also helps with special projects in the tax office.
“It’s not just a job, it’s a service we provide,” Bruce says. “We work for the people.”
The New Normal
Most recently, he’s adjusted to working from home as the Office of the Tax Collector has been nearly all remote due to the COVID-19 State of Emergency. Bruce says he’s proud of how well his team has adapted to the “new norm” and is grateful for how patient taxpayers have been while workplace adjustments were made.
In his year with the County, he’s enjoyed working with other people who are new to the County and veterans who have been here 30 or more years. He looks forward to seeing how they can make the County a better place to live for years to come.
When he’s not hard at work for Mecklenburg County, Bruce has designated himself “Chief of Household” or “Carpool Chaos Coordinator Chief.”