Brenda Parker

Tax Office: Brenda Parker, Personal Property Appraiser
Years worked with the County: 5

Briefly describe your job. What do you do?
I value and discover personal property such as mobile homes, boats, and utility trailers.

What is a typical workday like for you?
The time of year affects what we are working on. Right now we are working on listings, so I am currently looking up ownership and using our pricing guides to value personal property items.

What is your favorite aspect of your job – what do you enjoy doing most?
I enjoy the ever changing aspect of my job. I enjoy going out and canvassing mobile home parks or campgrounds at the end of the year.

What is the County core value you believe most relates to the work you do, and why?
Doing What’s Right. We have over 19,000 listings for two appraisers to review and complete in four months so teamwork is a must. We also make sure values are consistent and accurate even if some taxpayers disagree with the value. We stay professional, help the taxpayer understand the reason for the value and continue to do what’s right.

What do you like best about working for Catawba County?
The environment and the wonderful people I get to work with.

Where did you grow up?

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Spending time with my family and friends. Watching my children and my friends’ children play sports.

Favorite movie, TV show, and/or book?
Favorite Movie is Fireproof. Favorite TV Show is Tracker, right now. Favorite Book is any Janet Evanovich books.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
To teleport myself and other people with me anywhere in the world.  It would be awesome to be here one minute and in Italy the next for a weekend. Also, not paying for airfare would be cool.