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Vivian Wilhoite

Vivian Michael Wilhoite, is a native of Gulfport, Mississippi who came to Nashville to attend Tennessee State University (TSU). Upon graduation from TSU, Vivian started her professional career as a Real Estate Appraiser at the Tennessee Regulatory Authority, formerly known as the Tennessee Public Service Commission (“Commission”) now known as the Tennessee Regulatory Authority (TRA). While at the Commission, Vivian was responsible for the appraisal of public utility properties for ad valorem tax purposes. She was promoted to the position of Assistant Director and later ascended to Chief of the Consumer Services Division. She concluded her career as the TRA’s statewide representative for Consumer Education & Outreach, a role in which she travelled the state empowering consumers to make informed decisions about their gas, water, electric and telephone services.

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Vivian believes her purpose in life is to serve others. She began walking in that purpose as an involved student at TSU. In 2003, she ran and was elected to serve as Representative of District 29 on the Metropolitan Davidson County Council. In 2007, she was re-elected by 72% of the votes which was the largest percentage of anyone running for local public office in that election year. While serving on the Metro Council, Vivian was selected as Vice-President of the National League of Cities Information, Technology and Communications Committee which played a major role in the implementation of the Broadband Plan and Digital Transition for the city of Nashville.

After serving eight (8) years on the Metro Council, Vivian remained active in the community and political arena. Seeing an opportunity to effect change and empower the masses, she again entered the political arena and ran for the Office of the Assessor of Property for Davidson County. On August 31, 2016, she took the oath of office for the term 2016-2020. In so doing, she became the first African American to hold the office of Assessor of Property in the history of Davidson County.
Vivian views public service as a lifetime commitment. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. as well as numerous other boards and organizations. She and her family are active members of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

Vivian most enjoys family time with her husband Larry and their two sons, Lelan and Pherius, as well as their beloved dog Feebie. She lives her life directed by the adage:
“Do all the good you can, in every way you can, for all the people you can, while you can.”

Deadlines and News

  • Office Closed January 16, 2017
    The Property Assessor's Office will be closed on Monday, January 16th in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Read More

    The Property Assessor’s Office will be closed on Monday, January 16th in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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  • You’re invited to our Joint Open House!
    You are cordially invited to the Joint Open House for the Assessor, County Clerk and Trustee's Office on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. Read More

    You are cordially invited to the Joint Open House for the Assessor, County Clerk and Trustee’s Office on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. The open house will be held in the Howard Office Building in the Conference Center on the ground floor. 700 2nd Ave South Nashville, TN 37210. There will be ample parking and easy access to the building. We hope to see you there!

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  • Presentations on the 2017 County-Wide Reappraisal
    We will be out in the community giving presentations about the upcoming reappraisal on January 10th for the Trinity Lane Neighborhood, January 12th for the Belle Meade Neighborhood and Council Districts 11-15 as well as January 14th for Council District 17 Read More

    We will be out in the community giving presentations about the upcoming reappraisal on January 10th for the Trinity Lane Neighborhood, January 12th for the Belle Meade Neighborhood and Council Districts 11-15 as well as January 14th for Council District 17. For a full list and locations, please visit our Community Outreach page.

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