by Aila Boyd

Photo by Aila Boyd
Rodney Spickard

Rodney Spickard announced last week that he will not seek a third term as Botetourt County Commissioner of Revenue.

Spickard was first elected to the position in 2011 and has served seven years.
“I want to thank the citizens of Botetourt for allowing me to serve as their Commissioner of Revenue,” Spickard said. “It has been a privilege to serve the people of Botetourt for two terms. We have five voting districts: Blue Ridge, Valley, Amsterdam, Buchanan, and Fincastle. I tried my best to serve them all with the same amount of respect and service.”
The Commissioner of Revenue’s Office maintains the county’s real estate property records, including tax relief for the elderly and disabled programs, and land use assessment program. It also assesses personal property, business taxes including meals and lodging taxes and assists taxpayers with state income taxes.
“I want to thank the staff in the Commissioner of Revenue’s Office for their years of service to the taxpayers and for their support for the past seven years. I will miss the delicious food that they bring to the office and their friendship,” Spickard said. “I want to also thank the current and former Board of Supervisors members and administration for their support of the office while I served the citizens.”
The Commissioner of Revenue position was created in 1786 and is one of five State Constitutional Offices. All five positions are elected by the citizens of Botetourt County.
“It was a pleasure to serve with the current sheriff, the treasurer, the clerk of Court, and the current and former Commonwealth’s attorneys, and their staffs.”
Spickard said that he would also like to thank his wife, three children, and friends for their support over the past seven years.
“I love Botetourt County and will remain here while being involved in the community,” Spickard said. “I consider it an honor and privilege to serve all the citizens of our wonderful county.”