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Ann Bisson

March 15, 1948January 7, 2020

Former Arlington County Deputy Commissioner of the Revenue Ann Bisson Dies

Ann Bisson, a long-time resident and former Deputy Commissioner of the Revenue for Arlington County, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2020.

Born in St. Paul, Minn., in 1948, Ann moved to Arlington County in 1992. Ann earned an A.S. Degree in Business Administration from the Northern Virginia Community College in 2000 and a B.S. Degree in Finance from George Mason University in 2001. She was inducted into the Golden Key International Honor Society and the Beta Alpha Psi International Honor Organization. In 2005, Ann was awarded the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) professional designation for her expertise and years of experience in insurance and estate planning.

Leveraging Ann’s 20 years of experience in business and marketing, the Arlington Commissioner of Revenue, Ingrid Morroy, appointed Ann as Deputy Commissioner for the Business Tax Division in 2004. Ann served in the Commissioner’s Office until her retirement in 2017.

Ann helped facilitate Commissioner Morroy’s bold election program to foster a proactive, customer-focused approach for serving Arlington’s businesses and residents, to improve the speed and accuracy of customer services with new technology that integrated department and county programs, and to establish an online system with a one-stop shop for business tax and license filings.

Ann’s responsibilities included assisting businesses and county departments cut through red tape and resolve issues that created delays for the approval of operating licenses and permits. In recognition of her exemplary service to Arlington’s business community, the Arlington Chamber of Commerce presented Ann with a Friend of Small Business award in May 2015.

In addition to her work in the Commissioner’s office, Ann was very active in the community. She graduated from the Leadership Arlington Center for Leadership Excellence and volunteered her time for its annual community activities. She was an active board member of Organized Women Voters of Arlington and participated in meetings of the Arlington County Civic Federation and Arlington’s Committee of 100. Ann also was an enthusiastic volunteer in the Arlington County Democratic Committee.

Contributions may be made in Ann’s memory to Doorways for Women and Families at PO Box 100185 Arlington, VA, 22210, or to Capital Caring Health (hospice), 3180 Fairview Park Drive, Suite 500, Falls Church, VA 22042.


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Jacqueline Johnson

January 21, 2020

My most memorable vision of you was your bright, beautiful smile my friend.
You are resting now with our Heavenly FATHER.

Sean McBride

January 17, 2020

Ann was the life of the party! An amazing, smart, hard-working, and kind person. I still remember when she and Terry took me to a college information session, when she took me shopping for groceries, and most of all as the amazing neighbor she was. Ann was like family, and I know my family will deeply miss her. Terry, I am so sorry for your loss. Please reach out to me if there's anything I can do to help you during this difficult time.

Kerry McBride

January 16, 2020

I hadn't lived in Arlington for very long before getting in a car accident that left me on crutches for months. Ann and Terry not only stepped in, they moved in, till my sister Kirstine could fly out from London to take care of me. You were my Guardian Angel back then and you still are! I'm so grateful the boys and I got to spend Thanksgiving with you. We miss you and love you! xxx

Alan Swanson

January 15, 2020

Once I was riding the Metro from the Courthouse after picking up election supplies and I saw this lovely blonde woman I knew I knew but, could not place her; not wanting to be intrusive, I said nothing; the next day we saw each other at the polling place and we had a good laugh at that both of us had the same “out of context” recognition problem. After that, we were always glad to see each other no matter where we were. It was always wonderful to spend time with Ann and Terry the far too few times that our schedules were able to align. Ann had a pure loving soul and is dearly missed. Julie and I are holding Terry in the Light in this difficult time.

Maria Voultsides

January 13, 2020

There was only one Ann. She was beautiful, inside and out, and I still can’t believe she’s gone. She was my friend, cheerleader, advisor, confidante, and so many other things that can never be replaced. Terry, I am so sorry for your loss. You always demonstrated love and devotion to Ann, particularly during these last few difficult years. For that, we are all grateful. You and Ann are both in my thoughts during this sad time.

Julie Johansen

January 13, 2020

Terry- Dane and I will miss the wonderful times we shared with you and Ann. I have known Ann for almost 30 years. She recruited me to be a life insurance sales rep for New York Life. I remember she would invite me to her house in St. Paul for breakfast often. She taught me so many valuable things. During the holidays, she had just one Christmas decoration- 2 little Christmas people made out of marshmallows- I remember this fondly. What a delightful, smart, funny and caring person she was. We are so sorry for your loss, Terry. We are here for you. God bless Ann.

kirstine clapperton

January 13, 2020

New Years Eve, 2012.

kirstine clapperton

January 13, 2020

Fi and Ann having a good laugh.

kirstine clapperton

January 13, 2020

Christmas with Ann and Terry 2012 xx

Libby Garvey

January 12, 2020

Ann was such an intelligent and elegant woman! I remember our wonderful trip down for the arrival of the USS Arlington. We feasted all the way on the wonderful snacks she brought and were entertained by her stories. Years ago, Ann showed me how to tie a scarf and I still think of her every time I do it. She is greatly missed.