James Wilhelm set to retire after 26 years of service

Posted on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 12:36 pm

After a total of 26 years with county government, including eight years as Coffee County Trustee, James Wilhelm said he is ready to retire.

“I was the county executive from 1984 to 2002, and then I went into the insurance business for four years before I became trustee in 2006,” he said.

James Wilhelm

James Wilhelm

“So I’m planning to go back to some part-time work in the insurance field, but I’m also hoping to play more golf.”

As trustee, Wilhelm currently collects and manages roughly $28 million per year in property tax revenues as well as state and federal funding, but he said this number continues to grow every year.

“We’re a growing county, and we seem to collect roughly a million dollars more every year,” Wilhelm said, “but fortunately there have been several changes that have helped us accomplish that.” …..

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