This article identifies how the assessor, working within a supportive assessment community, can build political and public awareness and encourage people to understand property taxes by demonstrating the advantages of their transparency, accountability, and benefits in creating healthy, sustainable communities. The article explores the need for relevance, the need for performance, and the need for reporting on both. The article discusses these area in a Canadian context and describes how the Canadian assessment community is beginning to respond to current challenges.
Assessors office public relations, Property tax administration
Adapted from a presentation given at the 12th Conference of Commonwealth Heads of Valuation Agencies (CHOVA) held from November 26-28, 2007 in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
Turner, B. (2008). The assessment community's changing role as keeper of the public trust: working collaboratively. Journal of Property Tax Assessment & Administration, 5(3), 5-23. Retrieved from https://researchexchange.iaao.org/jptaa/vol5/iss3/1