TAX COMMISSIONER & STAFF PROFILES
Carla Jackson became the Cobb County Tax Commissioner in January 2014. She joined the Tax Commissioner's Office in July 2003 as the Business Services Manager, and was appointed Chief Deputy in April 2012.
Immediately prior to joining the Tax Commissioner’s Office, Carla was a technology consultant. She has also worked in the Enterprise Applications group at Turner Broadcasting System, and in the Accounting and Financial Systems departments at The Home Depot. She began her professional career as an auditor with Broniec and Associates.
Carla earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Accounting and Business Management from North Carolina State University. She holds a certificate in Information Technology Management from Georgia Tech and is a licensed CPA. She is actively involved in the Tax Commissioner's Technology Council and in the Georgia Association of Tax Officials professional organizations. Carla's community involvement includes Honorary Commanders, Cobb Executive Women, Leadership Cobb and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
Carla and her husband, Eddie, have lived in Cobb County since 1986; and they have 3 children.
Chelly McDuffie became the Deputy Tax Commissioner in January 2014. With a focus on streamlining the internal processes of the Tax Commissioner's Office, her goal is to improve the experience of taxpayers.
Two years after attaining a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Florida State University in 1986, Chelly joined the Cobb County Tax Commissioner's Office as a temporary employee opening mail and working on the tag line. She was eventually promoted to a Levy Officer, a position she held until transferring to the Business License Department as an Auditor. After several years, Chelly left the County to pursue other opportunities, including assisting in family entrepreneurial real estate development. During that time, she started her own tax and accounting firm that served over 700 clients. In 2003, she returned to the Tax Commissioner's Office as the Mobile Home and Bankruptcy Manager. Four years later, she became the Levy Department Manager.
Outside of work, Chelly remains active in the preschool ministry program at First Baptist Church of Atlanta, of which she has been a member for fourteen years
The Tax Commissioner's office administrative philosophy emphasizes excellence in customer service and increasing service delivery capability through technology enhancements.