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Posted on: October 27, 2021

Craven County Selects First New Tax Administrator in Over 40 Years

Leslie Young

Leslie Young of New Bern, North Carolina has been selected as Craven County’s first new Tax Administrator in over 40 years in preparation for the December 1, 2021 retirement of Ronnie Antry, Craven County’s longtime Tax Administrator.  Young most recently served as the Tax Administrator for Pamlico County since October 2019.  Originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina, Young served the Spartanburg County Assessor’s Office for 11 years in various positions such as a Commercial Appraiser, a Residential Appraiser, and a Data Collector.  Young also worked as a Realtor® in the Spartanburg area from 2003 to 2017.    

Young has over 13 years of experience in the public sector tax field and she is a Certified County Assessor by the North Carolina Department of Revenue.  Young is also a Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser in both North Carolina and South Carolina.  Young earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration with a minor in Psychology from the University of South Carolina.

“Our interview and selection panel knew it would be a challenge to find a candidate comparable to the professional caliber of Ronnie Antry but we feel we found that in Leslie Young and we are excited to have her join Team Craven,” stated Jack B. Veit, III, Craven County Manager.

Young will begin with Craven County on Monday, November 1, 2021 and she will work with Antry for one month prior to his retirement. Antry, who has served the citizens of Craven County for 47 years, will remain the tax administrator appointed by the Craven County Board of Commissioners until midnight, Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at which time Young’s appointment to the position will be effective. 

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