President’s Message

November, 2015

Welcome to the New Hampshire Tax Collectors’ Association Web Site.

I would like to thank everyone who was able to come to our Conference in October. I hope everyone enjoyed RECESS and it was great to see everyone and have a chance to visit. I had a former selectman say that if you came back with learning just 1 new thing to help improve your jobs it was worth the cost of the conference. I can say that every time I have gone to the conference or a workshop I have come back with at least 1 new idea that would help in our office.

I wish to thank the Executive Board for all their hard work, effort and time they give this great organization.

I would like to thank Diane Trippett for her many years as Education Committee Chair; she has done a wonderful job. I would like to welcome Dawn K. Enwright from the Town of Derry, as our new Education Committee Chair.

I would like to welcome Charles F. Gangel from the Town of Hopkinton, as our new 2nd Vice President.

If you are new or a seasoned collector, the web site is a wonderful tool to use, starting with the Home page all the way over to the Employment tab. It is worth the time to go through each tab, as each one is filled with an abundance of information. Here is just few of the places to visit.

Under the Organization Information tab is a list of NH Tax Collectors which is a very helpful tool, should you have any questions. Reach out and talk with someone that may be the same size town as you, or have the same software. They may have had the same thing come up or would have an idea that could help.

Education Tab is a great source of information on workshops, annual conference and NHTCA/NHCTCA Joint Certification Program.

Technical References is an amazing tab of information. Each Item in this tab is worth looking at. I’m one that likes to hold the paper while I’m searching for answers, so I do print out the information. You may be who likes to read off the computer. Either way it’s a wonderful tool.

I sent out an email through the google group for openings in the County Coordinators. We received a number of emails from interested people, who would like to serve as a County Coordinator. It’s nice to see the interest in the committees.

Before we know it, our tax rates will be set, we will be sending out tax bills and collecting payments. Spring will be right around the corner and we will be having Spring Workshops, County Coordinator Meetings and New Collectors Workshops. Then Fall will be here, with our Annual Conference. Be sure to mark your calendar for the Annual Conference, which will be held at The North Conway Grand Hotel, Wednesday, September 21, 2016 through Friday, September 23, 2016.

If you have any questions or suggestions please feel free to give me a call at 539-2008 or email me at

My wish and my thoughts, would be for everyone to have a healthy and happy year.

Take care,

Kellie J. Skehan

NHTCA President CTC