Sumner County Assessor of Property, John Isbell, was presented the 2019 Three Star Certification before the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers at the fall regional seminars. The certificate was presented on behalf of the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers by the executive director, Will Denami.
“The Three Star Certification is a professional standard of operations recognized by the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers. The certification represents an operational analysis for compliance in the numerous standards monitored by the division of property assessments, as well as, a demonstrated commitment to continuing education. John Isbell remains ahead of the curve and is responsible for establishing many best practices,” said Will Denami.
“This certification is a result of the team we have in Sumner County Assessor’s office and our focus on the taxpayers we serve,” Isbell said. “We understand it is a privilege and a responsibility to administer the mass appraisal program for the citizens of Sumner County and I could not be prouder of my team. For me personally, I approach every day as an opportunity to move the needle a little further towards fairness and equity for the property owners in Sumner County and I appreciate the opportunity they give me to serve them.”
The Three Star Certification is an annual certification process where each office of the Assessor of Property is independently reviewed for technical compliance by the Comptroller’s division of property assessments. Each office must successfully complete the monitoring process and complete the necessary continuing education requirements for the Assessor of Property. Once the standards are met, the Assessor of Property submits application to the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers for verification.
The Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers (TNAAO) is a professional organization composed of the elected officials serving as Assessors of Property in Tennessee. The TNAAO's purpose is to work on behalf of the people of our great state to ensure fairness and uniformity in statutes regarding the assessment of property, as well as, to promote excellence through best practices and professionalism amongst those charged with this vital task.