Dear Newport News Citizens,
It has been my sincere privilege serving the citizens of Newport News through my 27 years of employment with the Commissioner of the Revenue’s office. I provide customer service, management, and administration of the duties of the office, and for the last 5 years I have served as the Chief Deputy Commissioner of the Revenue. My unique experience qualifies me for this vital and accountable position.
I will safeguard the proper assessment methods used and continue adherence to tax laws required for administering the responsibilities of this office.
I will enhance community outreach to educate and assist the citizens and businesses about the taxes and services administered by this office.
I will increase efficiency and productivity to improve customer service.
As a fellow citizen, I care that the responsibilities of the office are performed by a qualified and experienced individual. It would be an honor to continue my service to you and the City as your Commissioner of the Revenue. I ask you for your support.
Dava D. Kauffman