Click here to download the NCAAO Assessor of the Year PDF.

The Assessor of the Year Award is designed to recognize one outstanding North Carolina Tax Assessor annually. It is presented in recognition of outstanding achievement in tax administration and public service. General requirements of the award include:

  1. Must be a North Carolina Association of Assessing Officers member in good standing;
  2. Must have been an Assessor for at least 10 years; and

Must be now or have been recently active in the regional tax association, North Carolina Association of Assessing Officers and International Association of Assessing Officers.

Year
Recipient
Jurisdiction
1964
Morton G William
Lenoir
1965
Edward S Hill
Davidson
1966
Robert Alexander
Mecklenburg
1967
Estelle Wicker
Moore
1968
James M Brothers
Wake
1969
Howard Holly
Pender
1970
Cameron Easton
Gaston
1971
Robert S Gidney
Cleveland
1972
James A Pitt
Edgecombe
1973
Thomas J Haywood
Union
1974
No Award Given
1975
James L Clark
Lee
1976
Wallace L Peeler
Rowan
1977
W Harvey Pardue
Forsyth
1978
Larry J Powell
New Hanover
1979
James (Pete) Jacobs
Robeson
1980
B Ross Ingram
Wilson
1981
Jack A Williford
Bertie
1982
Lonnie W Bost
Wake
1983
Bobby R Miller
Catawba
1984
Roger C Cotton
Guilford
1985
Katye B Simpson
Surry
1986
Billy D Chilton
Randolph
1987
C Kenneth Murray
Nash
1988
Will R Sullivan
Wayne
1989
Terry L Rowland
Cabarrus
1990
Jimmie Hardee
Pitt
1991
Crawford Collins
Onslow
1992
William L Jacobs
Moore
1993
Kermit Lloyd
Orange
1994
John W Edmondson
Wilson
1995
David Reid
Transylvania
1996
Cecil Dills
Jackson
1997
Bobby Wicker
Harnett
1998
Betty B Smith
Bladen
1999
Fred King
Caldwell
2000
W Gene Rountree
Nash
2001
Bill Doolittle
Rutherford
2002
Boyd Williamson
Brunswick
2003
Ronald V Antry
Craven
2004
Wayne Vanderford
Jones
2005
Jay Heavner
Gaston
2006
Richard Lightner
Macon
2007
David Ward
Wayne
2008
Emmett Curl
Wake
2009
William "Pete" Rodda
Forsyth
2010
John Petosky
Union
2011
Pat Goddard
Johnston
2012
Ben Chavis
Guilford
2013
Carl Tilghman
Carteret
2014
Harry Smith
Onslow
2015
J Brent Weisner
Cabarrus
2016
Phyllis Adams
Yadkin
2017
Greta Skeen
Dare

Click here to download the NCAAO Appraiser of the Year PDF.

The Appraiser of the Year Award is designed to recognize one outstanding appraiser annually. It is presented in recognition of outstanding achievement in tax assessment and public service. General requirements of the award include:

  1. Must be a North Carolina Association of Assessing Officers member in good standing;
  2. Must have five (5) years of continuous appraisal service as a Certified County Appraiser; and

Must have demonstrated an exceptional performance record over the past two (2) years in his or her local community.

Year
Recipient
Jurisdiction
2011
Mark McClintock
Rockingham
2012
Pete Richardson
New Hanover
2013
Linda Brown
Buncombe
2014
Melissa Àustin
Randolph
2015
Chip Main
Pitt
2016
Jerry Ward
Davidson
2017
Glenn Jones
Craven

Click here to download the Henry W. Lewis Award PDF.

This award is given in honor of Henry W. Lewis in recognition of exceptional accomplishments in advancing the science and art of property tax assessment in North Carolina. By order of the President and Executive Committee of the North Carolina Association of Assessing Officers.

Year
Recipient
Jurisdiction
1980
Robert P Alexander
Mecklenburg
1983
D R Holbrook
NC Dept of Revenue
1987
Lonnie W Bost
Wake
1988
W Harvey Pardue
Forsyth
1997
Katye Simpson
Surry
1998
Jack A Williford
Bertie
1999
Ken Murray
Nash
2000
Bill Connolly
NC Dept of Revenue
2001
William A. Campbell
IOG
2003
Joe Hunt
SOG
2013
David B. Baker
NC Dept of Revenue
2017
Marcus D. Kinrade
Wake County

Click here to download the Joseph E Hunt Award PDF.

The North Carolina Association of Assessing Officers (NCAAO) has approved The Jurisdiction Award to be presented each year in recognition of a county (or counties) achievement in areas of property tax assessment and/or collection, the implementation of a project, or endeavors to enhance the overall effectiveness of a county tax department. The recipient(s) will receive prestigious recognition and an award at the annual NCAAO Fall Conference in November. The NCAAO reserves the right not to give this award annually but as it deems justified.

Year
Small
Medium
Large
2007
Macon
Surry
Durham
2008
Pender
Union
Durham
2009
Macon
Carteret
Johnston
2010
Lee
Franklin
Durham
2011
Lee
Watauga
Forsyth
2012
Franklin
Johnston
Wake
2013
None
Onslow
Gaston
2014
Beaufort
Onslow
Durham
2015
None
Rockingham
Gaston
2016
None
Rockingham
Gaston
2017
Lee
Orange
Forsyth

The President’s Recognition For Outstanding Contributions to Assessment Administration may be awarded annually by the NCAAO President upon written approval by the NCAAO Past President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. The President at his discretion may choose not to recognize a recipient, however, the President may not issue more than one (1) award in any year. This recognition can be awarded to an individual, two individuals, a group, a company, an institution or organization that has made an outstanding contribution of any type to further the cause of the NCAAO and the assessing profession.

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