Property Appraiser Jacks Takes Helm As New President Of IAAO

Property Appraiser Dorothy Jacks.

Palm Beach County Property Appraiser Dorothy Jacks was recently sworn in as president of the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) at the IAAO’s 83rd annual International Conference on Assessment Administration in Las Vegas. Her role as president of IAAO will begin on Jan. 1, 2018.

As president, Jacks will serve as chair of the executive board. She served as IAAO president-elect in 2017, vice president in 2016 and is a past president of the Florida chapter of the IAAO.

Jacks is a board member of the Economic Forum of Palm Beach County and the Women’s Foundation of Palm Beach County, and an active graduate and former board member of Leadership Palm Beach County. She has served as president of the Executive Women of the Palm Beaches and president of the Friends of the Mandel Public Library. She is also a former member of the City of West Palm Beach Zoning Board of Appeals. She received her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Florida.

The IAAO is the leading nonprofit, educational and research association for individuals in the assessment profession and others with an interest in property valuation and taxation. The group’s mission is to promote innovation and excellence in property appraisal, assessment administration and property tax policy through professional development, education, research and technical assistance. The IAAO currently serves more than 7,000 members worldwide.