RUTHERFORD COUNTY PROPERTY ASSESSOR

Awards

Presented to Rob Mitchell and the Rutherford County Assessor’s office on behalf of the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers.

“The Three Star Certification is a professional standard of operations recognized by the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers (TNAAO). 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. Rob Mitchell’s innovative approaches and continual refinements keep the Rutherford County office of the Assessor on the cutting edge,” said Will Denami, TNAAO executive director.


Three-Star Certified Assessor’s Office
Three-Star Certification
This is to certify that the Office of the Assessor of Property of Rutherford County, Tennessee under the leadership of Rob Mitchell has met or surpassed all the necessary 2019 annual requirements for the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers’ Three-Star Program exemplifying dedication to professional excellence and implementation of best practices
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Awarded to Mr. Rob Mitchell by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee on June 10, 2019. This prestigious distinction is awarded to a Tennessee citizen for outstanding achievement and is only awarded at the request of a member of the Tennessee General Assembly. The award states:


By Bill Lee, Governor, on behalf of the people of Tennessee The Honorable Mr. Rob Mitchell Whereas, reposing special trust and confidence in your patriotism, valor and fidelity. I do by these presents constitute and appoint you Colonel Aide de Camp to rank as such from the date of this commission and to hold such office under the conditions prescribed by law. Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State of Tennessee in Nashville, this tenth day of June, 2019
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Awarded to Mr. Rob Mitchell as 2019 President of the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers


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2018 Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers (TNAAO) Excellence in Operations Award, given to Rutherford County and presented to Mr. Rob Mitchell. TNAAO Excellence in Operations Award - This is the highest recognition the Office of Assessor of Property may receive. All aspects of the operations are evaluated, and this is truly the high water mark of management to be chosen for this award. The award states:


TNAAO — Excellence in Operations 2018 — RUTHERFORD COUNTY — For outstanding achievement and overall best practices
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2018 - Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers (TNAAO) Regional Chief Deputy of the Year, presented to Russell Key. This award is bestowed to those selected in each of Tennessee's Grand Divisions as displaying exemplary service as Chief Deputy Assessor of Property. The award states:


TNAAO — THE TENNESSEE ASSOCIATION OF ASSESSING OFFICERS PROUDLY RECOGNIZES Russell Key FOR EXEMPLIFYING THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONALISM, SERVICE AND LEADERSHIP ON BEHALF OF RUTHERFORD COUNTY, AND NAME HIM Middle Tennessee Chief Deputy Assessor of the Year 2018
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Awarded to Mr. Rob Mitchell as 2018 President of the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers


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2017 John C. Donehoo Essay Award presented to Mr. Rob Mitchell by the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) for his essay entitled “Proposed Model For Adequate Funding of Property Assessor’s Offices in Tennessee”. Mr. Mitchell is only the 5th Tennessean to receive this award. Named after John C. Donehoo, IAAO’s first president, the award is presented each year to the author(s) of an outstanding non-technical essay on assessment, property tax administration or tax policy. The award states:


IAAO Valuing the World — JOHN C. DONEHOO ESSAY AWARD — ROB MITCHELL — “Proposed Model for Adequate Funding of Property Assessor’s Offices in Tennessee” 2017
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You can read more about this honor here.

And you can read the essay here.

Awarded to Mr. Rob Mitchell as 2017 President of the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers


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Awarded to Mr. Rob Mitchell as 2016 President of the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers


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October 2019 Awards

Photo of Barry Jones and Mr. Mitchell.

Barry Jones is our employee of the quarter. Barry has been with our office for 10 years. He's job here in the Assessor's Office is a Commercial Appraiser. He works hard to ensure that all of Rutherford County Commercial properties are handled efficiently and correctly. When he's not in the field, he is here in our office to answer any questions for the public. We appreciate all that Barry does!

Photo of Paula Baxter and Mr. Mitchell.

Paula Baxter received the first challenge coin presented to her by Mr. Mitchell. Paula is the Business Personal Property Supervisor here at the Rutherford County Property Assessor's office. She was chosen for her dedication and hard work in the office.