SEVEN COUNTY APPRAISERS ATTAIN STATE CERTIFICATION

SEVEN COUNTY APPRAISERS ATTAIN STATE CERTIFICATION

Seven employees of the Doña Ana County Assessor’s Office have completed training and have been certified by the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Division as New Mexico Certified Appraisers.
Charlie Amezquita, Gilbert Moreno, Keith Odenheim, Rosemary Parra, Priscilla Martinez, Jeff Wright and Michael Lorimer successfully completed four professional certification courses offered through the International Association of Assessing Officers. The week-long classes were coordinated by the New Mexico Property Tax and Revenue Division.
Each participant must successfully complete courses titled, “Assessment Administration,” “Appraisal of Land,” “Fundamentals of Mass Appraisal,” “Income Approach to Valuation (Parts I and II),” and “Fundamentals of Real Property Appraisal.”
Because not all of the six classes required for certification are offered each year, it takes each individual about four years to attain certified-appraiser status.

“I promised the voters a professional Assessor’s Office when I ran for this position,” said County Assessor Emma Johnson Ortiz. “I believe that the achievements of these seven new certified appraisers demonstrates that my staff and I are taking our promise seriously.”
For more information, call county Public Information Officer Jess Williams at (505) 647-7229. Residents calling from outside the Las Cruces area may call toll-free at 1-877-827-7200 and request extension 7229.