March 28th, 2018 Monthly Meeting Speaker Dorothy Jacks PBC Property Appraiser
Dorothy Jacks was elected as Palm Beach County’s Property Appraiser in
2016 after a distinguished 28-year career in the office. As a Certified Florida
Appraiser and Assessment Administration Specialist, she has the highest
professional designation in Florida and one of the highest international
designations for someone who holds the office of Property Appraiser.
Prior to her election, she held positions at every level in the office including
Chief Deputy Property Appraiser, where among her most notable
accomplishments is the creation of the award-winning Property Appraiser’s
Public Access (PAPA) website, the go-to tool for business, industry and
government to access property data.
Her expertise in property appraisal, assessment administration, tax law and
government jurisdiction operations has earned Jacks regional, national and
worldwide recognition as a leader in her field. She is currently serving as
president-elect of the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO), a
7,000-member worldwide organization of professional assessing and
appraising officials, and will serve as its president in 2018.
Ms. Jacks’ key initiatives for the Property Appraiser’s Office are focused on
producing a fair and equitable tax roll, broadening the efficiency of the office,
embracing new and innovative technology, enhancing community outreach
and increasing exceptional customer service for all taxpayers in Palm Beach