Commissioner of the Revenue, Franklin D. Edmondson, MCR
Receives Top State Award for Excellence
Hon. Franklin D. Edmondson, MCR, the Portsmouth Commissioner of the Revenue has received top state honors from the Commissioners of the Revenue Association of Virginia. At the Association’s 2022 Annual Conference, recently held in Blacksburg, Virginia Beach Commissioner, Hon. Phil Kellam, presented Commissioner Edmondson with the Sam T. Barfield Award for Excellence. The highly coveted award is presented to one deserving Commissioner each year during the Association’s Annual meeting.
To receive the Sam T. Barfield Award, a Commissioner must have demonstrated an achievement or excellence during the current year that could enhance the operations of other Commissioners’ offices; have unselfishly given their time by working on behalf of the Association; and have contributed to the professionalism of the Association over a long period of time. The award is named after Sam T. Barfield, who was the Norfolk Commissioner of the Revenue for 28 years. Barfield also served in the Marines in WWII and was at Iwo Jima.
The Portsmouth Commissioner of the Revenue, Franklin D. Edmondson, MCR, was first elected to office in 2005 and began service in January 2006. Commissioner Edmondson attended Churchland High School, Tidewater Community College and graduated from George Mason University. He brings considerable experience in banking and finance to the position.
In 2009, he earned his Master Commissioner of the Revenue Certificate from the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia, in concert with the Commissioners of the Revenue Association of Virginia, and has maintained his certification since that time.
Commissioner Edmondson is a past president of both the Commissioners of the Revenue Association of Virginia and the Virginia Association of Local Elected Constitutional Officers, and is a member of the International Association of Assessing Officers, the Virginia Association of Assessing Officers, and the Virginia Association of Local Tax Auditors.
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