Department Leadership

Ken Joyner, Mecklenburg County Assessor

Ken Joyner is the Mecklenburg County assessor. He is responsible for the listing, appraisal, and assessment of all real and personal property in accordance with the provisions of law. Ken is charged with managing the reappraisal of approximately 400,000 tax parcels in Mecklenburg and hiring employees to carry out the discovery, listing, and valuation functions required by North Carolina General Statutes. 

Ken was appointed as the Mecklenburg County assessor in 2013 by the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners. Previously, he served as a faculty member at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in the School of Government. He has also served as the tax administrator in Chatham, Onslow, and Durham counties. 

Ken holds a Bachelor of Arts in accounting from North Carolina State University and is certified as a county assessor and real property appraiser III by the North Carolina Department of Revenue. He has earned the Residential Evaluation Specialist, Personal Property Specialist, and the Assessment Administration Specialist designations from the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO).  

Professional Organizations:


  • Assessor of the Year from the North Carolina Association of Assessing Officers – 2019 

  • The Lifetime Achievement Award in Professional Development from the IAAO - 2019  

  • IAAO Instructor of the Year - 2009 

  • The IAAO Presidential Citation - 2009 

  • IAAO Member of the Year - 2008 

  • The Presidential Award from the North Carolina Association of Assessing Officers - 2006 

  • Past President Award from the North Carolina Tax Collector's Association - 2005 

Headshot of County Assessor Ken Joyner