Savannah native Henry Lee Perry Jr. announced his bid for Chatham County Tax Commissioner on Monday, February 10, 2020.
Background: A graduate of Savannah State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, Lee has held several positions in the banking and finance industry, and has worked in the government sector for more than 15 years. As a civic leader in the community, he has served on several boards and volunteered in various programs in the city. Most notably, Lee served as board chair at Oglethorpe Charter School, served as a board director with the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, and as a board member with the Friends Helping Friends Homeless Program at Forsyth park where he assisted in feeding and clothing the homeless. A 2009 graduate of Leadership Savannah, Lee is currently chair of the Walter Flowers Foundation where he supports the needs of the athletes at Alfred E. Beach High School.
Platform: Lee looks forward to continuing and enhancing the cooperation among governmental agencies and county departments. Lee will also look for ways to maximize the impact of revenue received in the office to ensure the county receives the best return on its investment. And finally, he seeks to make sure that all internal and external customers receive the best service possible in a timely manner.
“The citizens of Chatham County put a lot of trust in the tax commissioner’s office. I believe we have to continue to give them the best service possible and make sure we are collaborating effectively with all agencies within the county. Trust is not given; it is earned. I look forward to earning the trust of the citizens of Chatham County.”
For more information, visit www.hleeperry- 4taxcommissioner.com