Ro’Vin Garrett took office as Brazoria County Tax Assessor-Collector on January 1, 2001. Prior to being elected, Garrett was employed by Brazoria County Tax Office for 16 years. The daughter of a former county judge, for several years she served as the official “courthouse tour guide” for Brazoria County and has given numerous presentations to school children and adults on the history, function, and purpose of county government. With 32 years of county government experience, Garrett is uniquely qualified to talk about the office of tax assessor-collector and county government in general.
Garrett is past President of the Tax Assessor-Collectors Assn of Texas (TACA) and served six years as the organization’s Secretary/Treasurer, serving 11 years total on the board. In 2013 she received the TACA Distinguished Service Award and has been awarded the TACA President’s award 5 times. She is the current Director of Education for TACA and Legislative Committee Vice Chair. A 2016 recipient of the Texas Association of Appraisal District Board Member of the Year, she is a past President of the Texas School Assessor’s Association, a member of the Texas Association of Appraisal Districts, the Texas Association of Assessing Officers, a past member of the curriculum committee of the Property Tax Education Coalition, and has served on the Secretary of State HAVA task force, the Secretary Of State TEAM Advisory Group and the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Property Tax Professional Advisory Committee.
Certified as a Registered Texas Assessor-Collector by the Board of Tax Professional Examiners in 1988, Garrett was an approved instructor for Property Tax Professional Education by the State Comptroller’s Office and has taught numerous classes related to property tax assessment and collections throughout the state since 1988.
In her community she is President-Elect of the South East Express Network of the American Business Women’s Association, a 2012 Federation of Houston Professional Women “Woman of Excellence”, Past-President of the Exchange Club of Angleton, has previously served on the on the board of the Community Food Pantry, the Brazoria County Alliance for Children, and the Angleton Chapter of the American Red Cross. Garrett is a Trustee, and non-serving elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Angleton, Texas, where she has led small group studies and taught Financial Peace University. She is the recipient of the 1997 Outstanding Woman of the Texas Agricultural Aviation Association.