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David A. Ruff


David A. Ruff
Washington County Tax Collector

David became Washington County Collector in 2001 after serving on the Washington County Quorum Court from 1993 thru 2000. He is a lifelong Arkansas resident, having lived in Pulaski, Boone, and Washington Counties.







Melissa Clark


Melissa Clark
Chief Deputy Collector

Melissa has been with the Collector’s office July 6, 1998 and became Chief Deputy Collector in 2009. She started as a Cashier Clerk and then moved to the Bookkeeping department. She served as an Assistant Bookkeeper for several years before becoming Assistant to the Chief Deputy. 






Teresa Soares Portrait


Teresa Soares
Head Bookkeeper

Teresa became Head Bookkeeper in 1999, having worked in the Collector’s office since September 5, 1995. She began as a Cashier Clerk and was moved to the Bookkeeping department where she worked as an Internal Audit Clerk and Assistant Bookkeeper.







Julie Shafer Portrait


Julie Shafer 
Assistant Chief Deputy 

Julie became the Assistant to the Chief Deputy in 2009 and began working in the Collector’s office September 5, 1995. During that time she has held multiple positions in several different departments such as Bookkeeper, Cashier Supervisor and Branch Manager.

Last updated: 4/18/2014 2:35:37 PM