Perdue sworn-in as Bay County Tax Collector

Chuck Perdue is sworn-in to office as Bay County Tax Collector on January 3, 2017 by County Judge Shane Vann during a ceremony at the Bay County Courthouse. Perdue is just the third person to hold the title Tax Collector in Bay County in the last 50 years.

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP)-- Some jobs experience a high amount of turnover. Others, like the Bay County Tax Collector, rarely experience turnover.

On Tuesday, Chuck Perdue became just the third person to hold the title "Tax Collector" in Bay County in the last 50 years after being sworn-in to office during a ceremony at the Bay County Courthouse.

“I’m looking forward to working with team members to improve efficiencies and ultimately the customer experience for the residents of Bay County. There will be a period of transition, so customers won’t see dramatic changes right away. We’ll be working systematically as a team over the next six months to make improvements and I’ll give updates along the way with our accomplishments,” said Perdue.

The next few weeks are going to be filled with meetings with reps from local and state offices.

"“These first few weeks will be a lot of meetings. Meeting with team members, current vendors, and state agencies to talk through some of the priorities and how we can work collaboratively to make improvements for our citizens,” said Perdue.

Perdue is replacing Peggy Brannon as Tax Collector. Brannon, who decided to retire, had held the office since 1992. Prior to Brannon, Donnell Brookins had held the office since 1968.