The International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) awarded the District of Columbia the Certificate of Excellence in Assessment Administration for its appraisal and assessment practices. A delegation of the Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) Real Property Tax Administration (RPTA) Assessment Division was presented the award at the IAAO’s 85th conference in Ontario, Canada on September 10.
IAAO annually recognizes governmental units and jurisdictions who have demonstrated best-in-class appraisal and assessment practices in their offices. During the evaluation period that began in 2018, the IAAO reviewed the practices of the RPTA, including its efforts in community outreach, use of technology, valuation methods and staff development.
“Winning this prestigious award is a testament to our rigorous standards of assessing the District’s residential and commercial real properties,” said Deputy Chief Financial Officer Keith J. Richardson.
With over 7,500 members worldwide, the 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. Its mission is to promote innovation and excellence in property appraisal, assessment administration and property tax policy through professional development, education, research and technical assistance.
“This certificate of excellence validates the quality work and high standards that our appraisers adhere to,” said RPTA’s Director Vladimir Jadrijevic.
“This award captures the efforts of the entire team,” said Chief Appraiser Olufemi Omotoso. “Recognition from the IAAO serves as a validation of our commitment to best appraisal standards and practices while serving the businesses and residents of the District.”
For more information on the IAAO conference, visit www.iaao.org.