Lamkin leaves Tax Assessor/Collectors Office

The Clay County Board of Supervisors, represented by Lynn Horton and RB Davis,  presented Paige Lamkin with a plaque to show its appreciation for her hard work during two terms as Clay County Tax Assessor/Collector. (Photos by Donna Summerall DTL)
Staff Writer

After serving two terms as Clay County Tax Assessor/Collector, Paige Lamkin chose not to run for re-election in November.

She stepped down from the elected office by choice after eight years.

The offices of the Clay County Courthouse brought food and good wishes for Lamkin, to let her know she would be missed. They held a luncheon in her honor in the upstairs courtroom. Co-workers and friends were in attendance to wish Lamkin the best in her next endeavor.

"We really appreciate all the hard work Paige has done during her time in the Tax Assessors office," Supervisor R.B. Davis said. "We have all enjoyed working with you and we are going to miss having you here."

On behalf of the Clay County Board of Supervisors, Davis presented Lamkin with a plaque for her two terms of service.

"I am going to miss you all," Lamkin said. "I have enjoyed working with everyone. I'm going back to Sally Kate Winters and I'm very excited. But I'll miss being here and working with you."

Chancery Clerk Amy Berry wanted to do something special for Lamkin before she left the position. Berry coordinated the luncheon in Lamkin's honor.

"We are going to miss Paige," Berry said. "She does such an excellent job and is so easy to work with. We wanted to do something special for her before she leaves. We appreciate everything she has done. We hate to see her go."

Porsha Lee was elected Tax Assessor/Collector and will take over the position after the New Year’s holiday. She has worked alongside Lamkin and has been with the Tax Collectors office for many years.