Lincoln County Assessor of Property Paul Braden attended the 2012 New Assessor Orientation held Sept. 17 at Montgomery Bell State Park in Dickson.
The training program administered by the Comptroller of the Treasury’s Division of Property Assessments is designed to familiarize newly elected assessors with a wide variety of issues involved in the appraisal and assessment of property in Tennessee. Justin P. Wilson, comptroller of the treasury, and Jason Mumpower, chief of staff, presented each new assessor orientation attendee with a certificate of completion at an awards ceremony on Sept. 18.
“The assessor’s vital role in the establishment of fair and equitable property values is constantly evolving,” said Wilson. “Advances in technologies and new legislation make educational opportunities like this an essential part of their profession. The time they invest in professional training is an outstanding demonstration of their commitment to the citizens of the counties they have been elected to serve.”
One of 34 assessors of property elected to their first term in general elections in August, Braden participated in presentations and discussions of programs such as county-wide reappraisals, sales ratio studies, property mapping, Tennessee’s Greenbelt program, as well as their role in the fair and equitable assessment of all property in their jurisdictions.