The most prestigious recognition for government assessment agencies has been awarded to the Office of the Assessor in Los Angeles County. Assessor Jeffrey Prang will be presented with the Certificate of Excellence in Assessment Administration (CEAA) by the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) on September 27, 2017, at the annual conference.
“I am extremely gratified to accept the IAAO’s coveted Certificate of Excellence,” said Assessor Prang upon hearing the announcement. “This is an incredible recognition from our peers, reaffirming our Office’s mission to be the premier property assessment agency in the nation.”
The CEAA is awarded to those agencies which integrate best appraisal and administration practices and meet professional standards set by the IAAO. It is the highest professional honor a government assessment agency can obtain, and in receiving this honor, Los Angeles joins only 38 other jurisdictions out of more than 13,000 in the world. Los Angeles is also the first California county to receive this IAAO award.
The accreditation was a year-long process that included an intense evaluation of all operational aspects of the Assessor’s Office.
According to IAAO, “Jurisdictions that earn the CEAA designation demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the assessment and appraisal disciplines to both their constituents and their peers.”