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

  • 2021 Informal Review Notices
    The remaining Informal review notices will be mailed June 10th, 2021 Read More

    The remaining Informal Review decisions will be mailed June 10, 2021. Our website will be updated at 9:00 a.m. on June 10th with the Informal Review decisions.  If you disagree with the decision of the Informal Review or if you missed filing an Informal Review, you may file a Formal Appeal to the independent Metropolitan Board of Equalization by the deadline of Friday June 25th at 4:00 p.m.

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  • 2021 Reappraisal Information
    The 2021 Reappraisal is completed. On April 23, 2021, new market values for ad valorem tax purposes were mailed to property owners and also made available on-line Read More

    The 2021 Reappraisal is completed.  On April 23, 2021, new market values for ad valorem tax purposes were mailed to property owners and also made available on-line.  Growth in Nashville-Davidson County continued to be strong, particularly in the residential, industrial and apartment property types.  Here are some important points regarding the 2021 Reappraisal that you should know.

    1. 34.05% is the countywide median appraised percentage increase.  This is a median percentage of property values increase since the last reappraisal that occurred in 2017.  34.05% is an median percentage, which means in a mass appraisal some values increased more that the median, some values did not increase at all and some values are lower than the median percentage increase.
    2. The median appraised percentage represents all property classifications.
    3. There was a 4.9% in new construction (real property) growth in 2020.
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  • 2021 Heat Map
    2021 Heat Map by Council District Read More

    2021 Heat Map by Council District. Click Here to open.

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