Commissioner of the Revenue Biography
Winning the general election in November of 2017, Tiffany Boyle, surrounded by friends and family, swore her oath of office on January 1, 2018. This election made her the first African American woman to assume the role of Commissioner of the Revenue in Newport News history. Her family attributes her background in entrepreneurship and the financial sector during the great recession as the catalyst for her determination to make a bigger impact in the lives of others.
With a background in the public and private sector as an employee and entrepreneur, Boyle brings a unique perspective, a new approach, and an extensive array of experiences to the C.O.R. office.
Since Day 1, Boyle began adapting and implementing changes to internal and operational policies, supporting the core values by which she governs herself. She is also responsible for overseeing one of the largest budgets in the city in addition to numerous functions including taxation assessment, amendment, defense, and discovery.
Boyle’s community outreach efforts swiftly began garnering attention statewide. Shortly after taking office, Boyle constructed the “Commissioners and Cans: Food and Fund Drive” to help eradicate the food insecurity issues within the city limits. Since 2011, food insecurity in Newport News has maintained at nearly 17% annually. Since Boyle’s implementation of “Commissioner and Cans,” that number has dropped to less than 11% to date. This outreach was quickly followed by the development of several constituent outreach programs.
These include but are not limited to Public Service Campaigns educating the taxpayer on services, outreach programs, and changes to be expected when visiting or engaging with either the Downtown or Denbigh office. Commissioner Boyle is the only Constitutional officer to authorize original PSA campaigns in English, Korean, Spanish, and American Sign Language. This effort is an ongoing commitment to make local government more accessible to Newport News taxpayers as stakeholders in her administration.
Commissioner Boyle endeavors to advocate on behalf of concerns voiced by taxpayers, through her collaborative relationships with Newport News City Council, the General Assembly, and the Governor's Administration. This has resulted in her spearheading Virginia's 1st Minority Business Commission, and legislative initiatives that expand the taxpayer base and move the Commonwealth forward regarding economic disparity, equity, and opportunity.
- Virginia Peninsula Community College, Associates Degree
- Virginia Wesleyan University, Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration
- University of Maryland University College, Master's Degree in Management, Focus on Non-Profit/Association Management
- Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education, Senior Executives in State and Local Government
- Virginia Commissioner of the Revenue Association - Member
- Virginia Commissioner of the Revenue Political Action Committee – Member 2022 – present, Treasurer 2018-2021
- Access Virginia – Vice President
- Virginia Peninsula Foodbank – Board Member
- Chrysler Museum of Art – Board of Trustee
- Virginia Wesleyan University President's Leadership Council – Member
- Virginia Minority Business Commission – Legislative Appointment
- Virginians for Reconciliation - Member
- Newport News NAACP - Youth Committee Chair 2019 - 2022
- Virginia College Building Authority Board – Gubernatorial Appointment 2021
- International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) - Member
- Virginia Association of Assessing Officers (VAAO) - Member
- Virginia Association of Local Elected Constitutional Officers (VALECO) - Member
- Virginia Association of Local Tax Auditors (VALTA) - Member
- Hampton Roads Commissioner of the Revenue Association – Past Chair, Chair 2019-2021
- University of Richmond: School of Professional & Continuing Studies: Distinguished Women in Leadership Advisory Committee Member
- VPCC Alumni Council – Member
Awards & Recognition
- Top 40 Under 40 - Inside Business Journal
- Millennials On The Move- Coastal Virginia Business Magazine
- Alumni Of The Decade- Virginia Wesleyan University