Sarasota County Property Appraiser’s Office receives renewal of Certificate of Excellence from International Association of Assessing Officers

Recognition announced on Sept. 24

(From left) Brian Loughrey, administrative director of the Sarasota County Property Appraiser’s Office; and Sarasota County Property Appraiser Bill Furst accept a plaque from IAAO President Dorothy Jacks. Contributed photo

The Sarasota County Property Appraiser’s Office has received renewal of its Certificate of Excellence in Assessment Administration, the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) has announced.

Sarasota County first earned the certificate in 2012, a press release points out. “[T]his required recertification is a demonstration of [the office’s] continued commitment to best practices,” the release explains.
The IAAO’s Certificate of Excellence in Assessment Administration is awarded on the basis of a “challenging and rigorous program [that encompasses] a self-conducted evaluation of adherence to specific, accepted assessment administration and appraisal standards as defined in the IAAO publication Assessment Practices: Self-Evaluation Guide,” the release adds.
This recertification was presented on Sept. 24, during a ceremony at the IAAO’s 84th Annual International Conference on Assessment Administration, held in Minneapolis, the release notes.

“IAAO is the leading nonprofit, educational and research association for individuals in the assessment profession and others with an interest in property valuation and taxation,” the release notes. IAAO serves more than 7,000 members worldwide, the release says.