Jordan Marks, San Diego County Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk (ARCC), has been named as the recipient of the International Association of Assessing Officers’ (IAAO) 2023 Emerging Professional award.
The award is presented to an IAAO member who, comparatively early in his or her career, has made a significant contribution to the IAAO by demonstrating leadership in the organization, participating in various IAAO activities, assisting other members and working toward IAAO’s mission.
IAAO said that Marks is one of the youngest elected officials in California and youngest assessor in a major jurisdiction in the U.S.
“I am honored to receive this esteemed IAAO award,” Marks said. “This award could not have been possible without the great team here at the San Diego County Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk’s office. Their hard work and focus on putting the customer first make awards like this possible.”
IAAO noted that Marks’ office has provided San Diegans with unprecedented property tax savings, topping $260 million, including $32.8 million for homeowners and seniors, $18.7 million for disabled veterans and more than $210 million for renters, schools, charitable organizations, churches, affordable housing and homeless services. Marks was elected to the countywide office in November 2022.
The award was recently presented at IAAO’s recent 89th annual International Conference on Assessment Administration held in Salt Lake City.
With more than 8,000 members, IAAO, founded in 1934, sets best practice standards for appraisal and property tax policy. Its mission is to promote excellence in property appraisal, assessment administration and property tax policy through innovative professional development, education, research and technical assistance.