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​Assessor’s Office Receives Several Accolades at International Conference


CAO staff at awards lucheonThe Mecklenburg County Assessor’s Office was the star of the show at the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) annual conference earlier this month in Niagara, Ontario.

The department was officially recognized as the winner of two very prestigious awards:

  • The 2019 Distinguished Assessment Jurisdiction Award, honoring the department as a model agency in the field of property assessment
  • The 2019 Public Information Program Award, recognizing the department’s outstanding work surrounding the 2019 Revaluation

“I am very proud of the department for its commitment to carrying out its responsibilities in such a professional manner and its tireless efforts to ensure a smooth, efficient and accurate revaluation,” said County Manager Dena R. Diorio. “These awards are a true reflection of staff’s hard work.”

In addition to these honors, seven County Assessor employees received recognition during the awards program.

  • County Assessor Ken Joyner won the Professional Development Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Christy Lantis received her Assessment Administration Specialist designation
  • Cecil Jackson won the Verne Pottorff Award (professional designee of the year)
  • Joel Shytle received his Residential Evaluation Specialist designation
  • Roger Webb received his Residential Evaluation Specialist designation
  • John Geier received his Assessment Administration Specialist designation
  • Kellianne Nagy received her Personal Property Specialist designation


Congratulations to the Assessor’s Office on a job well done! 

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