The International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) announced the Alachua County Property Appraiser’s Office as the recipient of the 2022 Certificate of Excellence in Assessment Administration.

This prestigious award was presented during the Awards and Recognition Ceremony at IAAO’s 87th Annual International Conference on Assessment Administration held in Boston Massachusetts.

Ayesha Solomon, Alachua County Property Appraiser, has been a member of IAAO since 2019. Solomon has continually served in this position since then and maintained the prestigious standards of her predecessor, Ed Crapo who guided the county to be the first-ever recipient of the IAAO Certificate of Excellence in 2004.

“It is truly an honor for our office to be a recipient of this award,” Solomon said. “I am proud to lead such a hard-working, dedicated team that continues to use best practices in assessments.”

IAAO was founded in 1934 and sets the standards for best practices in mass appraisal and property tax administration. IAAO currently serves more than 8,000 members globally with the world’s premiere assessment library, professional designations, publications and educational resources.

“Our vision is to be recognized as the gold standard of excellence in property valuation and administration through innovation, collaboration, quality service, and community outreach,” Solomon said.

IAAO’s award program recognizes exceptional achievements in various areas of the valuation profession. Awards are given in over 20 categories ranging from jurisdictional public information programs to research on property appraisal and tax policy.

About the Alachua County Property Appraiser’s Office

The Alachua County Property Appraiser’s Office ensures that all taxable property in the county is assessed equitably and at its fair market value in accordance with Florida statutes. The Property Appraiser’s Office has two locations: 515 N. Main Street in Gainesville and 15010 NW 142nd Terrace in Alachua. For more information visit

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