Our History, Mission, and Team
The HCPOA was established in 2002 to improve property tax assessments' accuracy and help property owners understand their tax assessments and the assessment appeals process. Later, we expanded our community outreach to include broader concerns and issues impacting Hart County.
The HCPOA is a community-oriented service organization. Membership consists of property owners, including lakeside residents, rural land owners, urban dwellers, and agricultural and commercial business owners. Our activities include:
1) active monitoring of the Hart County School System, including issues related to financial management, construction projects, property tax usage, student achievement, and curriculum;
2) active coordination with other community organizations and businesses within the Savannah River Basin in Georgia and South Carolina. Participants include Federal, State, and local government officials from both states. Issues of interest include stabilizing lake levels, environmental concerns, recreation facilities, and economic development;
3) active monitoring of the recent surge in annexations of County land to the City of Hartwell and the impact of developing rural properties with high-density projects; and
4) continue to monitor the Hart County Tax Assessor's Office to ensure that property assessments remain linked to actual sales values and changing market conditions.
The HCPOA also convenes monthly meetings that cover a wide range of topics of interest to the community. Admission is free, and the general public is invited to attend.
Our Board of Directors and Team
Hart County Board of Commissioners
The board of commissioners of Hart County consists of five members, elected as provided in the Hart County Code of Ordinances. Each candidate for membership on the board is a resident of the district in which he or she represents and is elected by a majority vote.