About – Jimmy Upchurch

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Jimmy Upchurch
Assessment Supervisor

Jimmy started with the city in 1986, as a meter reader with the Utility Billing Department. In 1989, he transferred to the Finance Department/Revenue Division where he worked as an Assessment Clerk. In that position, he was mainly responsible for what they called, the “backend” of assessments, the billing, and collection of assessment accounts for the City. From there Jimmy transferred to the Finance Department/Parking Violations Division in 1997 as a Collections Specialist, responsible for vehicle booting for delinquent parking tickets. In 1998, he transferred to the Inspections Department/Permit Office as a Permit Specialist.  Then in 1999 Jimmy transferred again, this time to Central Engineering as an Assessment Specialist working on what they called the “Front end” of assessments. He now works with calculating property owner assessments associated with street and sidewalk construction and water and sewer construction projects, and issuing street and sidewalk improvement petitions to citizens under the City’s Petition Programs.  It was in 2010 that Jimmy was promoted his current position as the Assessment Supervisor, overseeing both the Assessment and Petition programs.

Jimmy is a Raleigh native, graduating from Needham Broughton High School in the late seventies. He married his high school sweetheart on Valentine’s Day in 1981 and has been happily married ever since. They have three children, and they just welcomed their first grandchild into the world this September  and he “absolutely loves being a grandpa.”

Family time is of the utmost importance to Jimmy and spends he weekends surrounded by his family. As seen in the above picture Jimmy is an ardent Carolina Panther fan and is raising the grand-baby to be the same.


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