Gwinnett Tax Commissioner Tiffany Porter dead at 43


Gwinnett Tax Commissioner Tiffany P. Porter died today surrounded by family and friends, according to Gwinnett County officials.

Porter, 43, is the devoted mother of four children, Tori, 15, Zoe, 17, Nia, 20, and Brandon, 23. She was known for achieving many firsts in her life. She was also known for surviving multiple hard-fought battles against breast cancer, to which in the end she ultimately succumbed.

During her 16 months as Tax Commissioner, Ms. Porter implemented a number of service advancements for Gwinnett citizens, including the ability to set appointments at any office and skip the wait. She also made workplace improvements for her 160-member staff, who appreciated her intelligent, fun-loving and decisive leadership.

“Ms. Porter overcame many obstacles to achieve the ambitious goals she set for herself,” Chief Deputy Denise Mitchell said. “I will always remember her as a strong, resilient, brilliant spirit, and all the joy she brought to us. We will miss her.”

As the law dictates, Mitchell will execute the duties of the office until being sworn in to complete the remainder of Ms. Porter’s term through Dec. 31, 2024.

The tax commissioners offices will be closed on the day of Porter’s service to pay respects, which will be announced when arrangements are made.

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