Rep. Helton Honored With Legislator Of The Year Award

By Tennessee Association Of Assessing Officers

Friday, December 13, 2019
Rep. Ester Helton given the award by TNAAO Executive Director Will Denami
Rep. Ester Helton given the award by TNAAO Executive Director Will Denami

State Rep. Esther Helton has been awarded the Legislator of the Year Award for the 111th General Assembly by the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers. The award was presented during the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers’ Annual Winter Meeting by Executive Director Will Denami. 

“It is an honor to be able to present this award to Rep. Helton on behalf of the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers," said Mr. Denami. "Changing standards and regulations for mass appraisals are technical and require dedicated study to fully understand the implications and unintended consequences. Throughout the 111th General Assembly, Rep. Helton has shown great leadership and a commitment to understanding this complex issue as we work together to improve the landscape in Tennessee for mass appraisal." 

“I am extremely honored to receive this award from the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers,” said State Rep. Helton.  “My experience in serving on the East Ridge City Council has provided me with a unique perspective in how the General Assembly can affect laws and regulations governing local governments and how they operate.  I am humbled to be able to serve the people of the 30th district, and I will continue to work on behalf of my constituents to help bring efficiency and modernization in how government serves the taxpayers.”

The Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers is comprised of the elected constitutional officers who serve as Assessors of Property in Tennessee. The TNAAO's purpose is to work on behalf of the people of our great state to ensure fairness and uniformity in statutes regarding the assessment of property, as well as, to promote excellence through best practices and professionalism amongst those charged with this vital task.



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