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2002 News from Mecklenburg County

December 2, 2002


Charlotte, NC - John Petoskey, director of Mecklenburg County Property Assessment and Land Records Management, has been elected president of the North Carolina Association of Assessing Officers (NCAAO).  The office of the property assessor determines the tax value of all real, business and personal property and administers all land records in Mecklenburg County.

Petoskey was elected President of NCAAO on November 7, 2002, at the association's state conference in Charlotte.   The duties of the President are to guide and direct the activities of the association and promote the needs of property assessment officials throughout North Carolina.

Petoskey joined Mecklenburg County in 1988 as Tax Administrator, overseeing tax assessment and collection.  In a 2001 countywide reorganization, Petoskey became the director of Property Assessment and Land Records Management.

Property Assessment and Land Records Management is a business unit of Mecklenburg County's Land Use and Environmental Services Agency (LUESA). Its mission is to discover, list, and appraise all real and personal property in Mecklenburg County in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes.  Property Assessment and Land Records Management strives to provide accurate and timely information to internal and external customers while fostering good relations with those customers and the community.

The North Carolina Association of Assessing Officers is an organization of North Carolina state and county assessing officials working to achieve and maintain a high level of performance in property tax assessment administration through professionalism, education and communication.  In October, Petoskey was appointed to the budget committee of the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO), which is an allied organization. 

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