2017 Summer newsletter

2017-2018 FCIAAO



I’m honored and excited to serve as President of the Florida Chapter. While the Chapter recently celebrat- ed it’s 30th anniversary, I celebrated my 20th anniversary as a Chapter member. Time flies! What a great conference in Hutchinson Island! A record number of property appraisers attended, the


Tracy Drake, CAE, ASA, RES, AAS, CFE Assistant Property Appraiser Clay County


Katie Casey, AAS, CFE Senior Projects Administrator Seminole County

Tracy S. Drake, CAE, ASA, RES, AAS, CFE

membership and vendor attendance was fantastic, the steering committees did a great job of planning informa- tive and entertaining presentations, sixteen newly designat- ed members received the Tony Hodge Educational Award, there was a full house at the banquet dinner and the dance floor was crowded until the hotel shut us down! What a way to celebrate 30 years! On behalf of the Executive Board, a special thank you to the Honorable Laurel Kelly and her staff at Martin County for their hospitality and to those who donated to the House of Hope food drive. An impressive 514 pounds of food was collected for those less fortunate! We plan on identifying a worthwhile charity to support at next year’s conference. Also, thank you to Immediate Past President Brian Loughrey for his efficient leadership. I know that expectations are high for the Chapter as a re- sult of the vision and hard work of Past Presidents and for- mer Executive Board members. They are responsible for our Chapter’s unprecedented success and reputation as an industry leader. The Florida Chapter is the standard for oth- ers to emulate. Over our 30 year history, we’ve received the Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award a record 19 times; with over 130 designated members, we’ve won the Virginia Cup 6 times; 12 counties have earned the Certified of Excellence in Assessment Administration (the most in any state); numerous members have received individual IAAO awards and have served (and are serving) in IAAO leader- ship through the Executive Board, committees, state repre- sentatives, and advisors. That’s a tough act to follow, but we’re up to the challenge. At the end of July, the Executive Board will meet to discuss our goals and begin planning for the 2018 Tangible Person-


Pat Alesandrini, MAI, SRA, CAE, RES Chief Appraisal Officer Hillsborough County


Justin Edwards, CFE Office Operations Supervisor Putnam County


Wendy Sapp, CFE Administrative Analyst II Alachua County


Dee Dee Harnish, CFE Director, Valuation Services Monroe County


Kenny Pennington, CFE, CBC Chief Deputy Osceola County


Christopher D. Mitts, CFE Tangible Personal Property Appraiser III St. Lucie County


Kevin Johnston, CFE Chief Deputy , Valuation & Tax Roll Hernando County


Brian Loughrey, CFE Administrative Director


Summer 2017 Newsletter of the FCIAAO

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