To the Editor:

I would like to congratulate the Davison County Equalization office for earning the Certification of Excellence in Assessment Administration certificate award form IAAO.

This award is a challenging and rigorous program that is a self-conducted evaluation of specific, accepted, assessment administration and appraisal practices as defined in the IAAO. You have to apply to the program and then follow their packet and submit a detailed booklet examining your own office procedures used in assessing properties. This takes dedication, time and organization of the entire staff.

On May 23, 2019, the members of the equalization office were recognized for their hard work and dedication in front of all their peers at the SDAAO conference in Deadwood and had received their certificate in May of 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from the IAAO.

Again I would like to congratulate my peers Kathy Goetsch, Carla Wittstruck, Blake Biggerstaff, Jon Horton and Tanner Stunes for this achievement and all in the office that helped in any way. They are truly dedicated to your county and if you see them out and about, congratulate them, ask them about this accomplishment.

Paulette Peters