Mr. Jordan brings experience, integrity, extensive knowledge, and the highest level of professionalism and customer service to the Office of the Tax Commissioner.
Throughout his career, Mr. Jordan has worked closely with the public in his continuing effort to balance personal property tax holdings with commercial/industrial property holdings, giving Mr. Jordan a 20-year long history of understanding Newton County’s property tax growth with its ups and downs.
About Marcus Jordan
Before becoming Newton County Commissioner of Taxes, Mr. Jordan worked for 20 years in the Newton County Tax Appraiser’s Office. For twelve of those years he was assistant chief tax appraiser. Mr. Jordan was instrumental in formulating the fair market value of various types of property and in preparing the annual county tax digest. He played a key role in the economic development efforts of the Covington-Newton County Chamber of Commerce, the Industrial Development Authority, and the Joint Development Authority.
Born and raised in Newton County, Mr. Jordan is a graduate of Newton County High School. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Luther Rice University in Lithonia, Ga., and is a graduate of Leadership Newton County. He holds a Certificate of Local Government Management from the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government and is a past director of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development. Mr. Jordan is a member of both the Georgia Association of Assessing Officials and the International Association of Assessing Officials.
Mr. Jordan, a U.S. Navy Veteran, and his wife, are the proud parents of four adult children and three grandchildren. They are active in the community and longtime members of Sims Chapel Baptist Church.