Property Assessor recognized with 2023 Three Star Certification

February 1, 2024

DeKalb County Assessor of Property, Shannon Cantrell, was presented the 2023 Three Star Certification before the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers. The certificate was presented on behalf of the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers by the executive director, Will Denami.

“The Three Star Certification is a professional standard of operations recognized by the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers. The certification represents an operational analysis for compliance in the numerous standards monitored by the division of property assessments, as well as, a demonstrated commitment to continuing education. Shannon Cantrell’s focus on maintaining best practices and increasing professional development is serving the citizens of DeKalb County well and that is why, year after year, Shannon continues to receive the Three Star Certification,” said Will Denami.

“As the Assessor of Property, it is my job to keep up the continually changing mass appraisal industry in Tennessee. You have to commit to learning new things every year to do this job right and that is exactly what I try to do. I have a great team and I am humbled to have the responsibility for being the Assessor of Property. My goal every day is to make sure all taxpayers in DeKalb County are treated fairly,” said Shannon Cantrell.

The Three Star Certification is an annual certification process where each office of the Assessor of Property is independently reviewed for technical compliance by the Comptroller’s division of property assessments. Each office must successfully complete the monitoring process and complete the necessary continuing education requirements for the Assessor of Property. Once the standards are met, the Assessor of Property submits application to the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers for verification.

The Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers (TNAAO) is a professional organization composed of the elected officials serving as Assessors of Property in Tennessee. The TNAAO’s purpose is to work on behalf of the people of our great state to ensure fairness and uniformity in statutes regarding the assessment of property, as well as, to promote excellence through best practices and professionalism amongst those charged with this vital task.

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