The Linn County Assessor’s Office is the first Assessor’s Office in Iowa to receive the Certificate of Excellence in Assessment Administration from the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO). This certification recognizes governmental units that adhere to accepted standards and integrate best practices in the workplace. The application process includes a challenging and rigorous self-conducted, peer-reviewed evaluation of adherence to specific, accepted assessment administration and appraisal standards as defined by the IAAO. The submission by the Linn County Assessor’s Office was part of the staff’s effort to develop and enact a strategic plan, create a positive culture, and change the way local government is perceived and operates.
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.