Campbell retires from tax commission |

Campbell retires from tax commission

Appeal Capitol Bureau

Barbara Smith Campbell is retiring from the Nevada Tax Commission after nearly 20 years of service.

She was appointed by Richard Bryan when he was governor in 1986 and has been reappointed three times by Bryan’s successors Bob Miller and Kenny Guinn.

“She has done a remarkable job and is one of the best appointments I ever made,” said Bryan.

Guinn thanked Campbell for her service saying “we are losing a valued professional and a tremendous person with a strong work ethic.”

The tax commission consists of eight citizens appointed by the governor to serve four- year terms. As a body, it oversees the administration and operations of the Department of Taxation, adopting regulations that govern the enforcement of state tax laws. The commission also hears taxpayer appeals of hearing decisions involving taxation.

Campbell is vice president of finance for MGM Grand Resorts Development and has more than 25 years experience in highway, commercial, agricultural, utility and residential development.

“The explosive population and economic growth in the state of Nevada has propelled the expansion of the Department of Taxation in its role of administration, collection and governance of taxes,” she said.

The commission became a focal point of public attention following the 2003 Legislature when it was charged with creating regulations to implement the new tax laws approved that year.