THURSTON ASSESSOR’S OFFICE AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS “CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE IN ASSESSMENT ADMINISTRATION”
The International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) awarded the Thurston County Assessor’s Office with their highest award, earned through the comprehensive examination of policies, systems, and procedures.
Steven Drew says his office exceeded the best practices criteria for this award by reducing management, investing in skilled workers, and systematically examining and improving every office function.
Over Drew’s first 3+ years as Assessor, he eliminated the 3-year backlog in appeals by 2011, began sending re-valuation notices out on time in 2012, and made dramatic improvements to the website, transparency, and customer service.
Drew says, “This award stands as a testament to my highly skilled staff and the fine work they do every day to assure equity and serve the taxpayers of Thurston County.”
Steven Drew’s office is the third jurisdiction west of the Rocky Mountains to receive the IAAO’s Certificate of Excellence in Assessment Administration.