Yolanda Chevalier-Reed: Candidacy Announcement for Natchitoches Parish Tax Assessor

To the Citizens of Natchitoches Parish, it is my passion to better serve the taxpayers and property owners of Natchitoches Parish as well as the general public within our parish borders that has led me to run for the office of Natchitoches Parish Tax Assessor.  My having been an integral part of this staff for nearly two decades has broadened a desire to continue the high quality of service maintained under the leadership of retiring Timothy K. Page. Since 2021 when Tim became the Natchitoches Parish Assessor, I have been functioning as his Chief Deputy. 

I pledge to always have an open door policy and to provide the most accurate information available, all while exhibiting courteous customer service with professionalism to those who inquire within the office.  I am pleased with the important service that our office provides and feel as if my being elected as the Natchitoches Parish Assessor would be a great help to the public at large. 

My formal education includes becoming a graduate of Natchitoches Central High School, attending NSU for two years and Word Processing certification at Computech Vocational School in Dallas, Texas.  Formal preparation to enhance my capability in this office was accomplished to my having become a Certified Louisiana Deputy Assessor (CLDA) in 2010.  This credential was the result of my having successfully taken education classes with the International Association of Assessing Offers (IAAO) and having been compliant with completing Continuing Education hours and becoming re-certified every five years to maintain this certification. 


I am well known as Yolanda “Tootie” Chevalier-Reed.  My immediate family includes by husband, Carey Reed, one daughter, Alecia Chevalier and a dear granddaughter, Ava Chevalier.  My church affiliation is with the St. Anthony Catholic Church; however, I frequently worship at the Gilgal Baptist Church near Clarence, LA where my husband is a member. I am committed, concerned and caring about the extremely important services rendered by your Assessor’s Office. I humbly solicit your vote and support and look forward to meeting many of you in the months to come.