Who We Are
The Florida Association of Property Appraisers (FAPA) is a statewide professional organization comprised of locally elected, constitutionally authorized property appraisers. FAPA member counties represent over 80% of the total taxable real estate value and population in the state of Florida. The duties of the property appraiser in administering local ad valorem tax valuations are defined in Florida Statutes. FAPA, in their professional meetings and seminars, provides continuing education and legislative updates to its members on a regular basis in an effort to maintain the highest professional standards in the real estate assessment industry.
FAPA's high professional standards and strong professional working relationships with other constitionally elected officers associations, the Florida Department of Revenue, the Florida Association of Counties, and the Florida League of Cities make FAPA the leading property appraiser association in Florida.
Promote fair and equitable assessments of property within and between counties in the state of Florida.
Actively work with the Florida Legislature by providing technical assistance and advice in drafting ad valorem legislation affecting the office of county property appraisers as well as citizens of the state of Florida.
About this Site
The information contained in this site is intended to serve the needs of current and prospective members of the Florida Association of Property Appraisers. This site serves as a forum to inform property appraisers on important current property tax issues, plan for future meetings with FAPA members and other property tax professionals, and promote the use of this organization as a tool to make property tax a high priority consideration in related legislation.
Larry Bartlett, J. D., CFA
Larry Bartlett was elected Volusia County Property Appraiser in 2016.
Mr. Bartlett has lived in the Volusia County area since 1970 and played football for Seabreeze High School, graduating in1972. He went on to obtain his B.A. and law degree from the University of Florida and remains a devoted fan of the Fighting Gators.
Returning home from Gainesville in 1979, Mr. Bartlett practiced real estate law in Daytona Beach for 36 years. In 1984, he joined the firm of Black, Crotty, and Sims, and in 1999 he opened the firm of Crotty & Bartlett, P.A. with his wife Kathleen Crotty and brother-in-law Michael Crotty.
Mr. Bartlett married Kathy Crotty in 1997. They live in Ormond Beach, and have two daughters. Their first grandchild, Claire, was born on November 14, 2016 in Denver, Colorado.
Volusia County Property Appraiser's office
123 W. Indiana Avenue, Room 102
DeLand, FL 32720-4270
Charlie Hackney, CFA
Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida - B.S. 1977, Major: Real Estate
United States Air Force, 1968-72, Honorably Discharged - Rank: Staff Sgt.
Manatee County Appraiser, 1992-Present
Owner/Developer Hackney Storage Spaces, Manatee County, FL, 1973-Present
Owner, Chas E. Hackney & Assoc. Real Estate Appraisers, 1985-92
Real Estate Appraiser, James M. Doss & Assoc., Bradenton, FL 1979-85
Florida Association of Property Appraisers, President 1998-99
Certified Florida Appraiser, Florida Department of Revenue, 1995
SRA Member, Appraisal Institute, 1985
Kiwanis Club of Bradenton, 1992- Present
Board of Directors 1995-96
Foundation for Manatee Community College, 1993- Present
Boys & Girls Club of Manatee
Board of Directors 2001-2003
Manatee Community College Board of Trustees
Hernando de Soto
Manatee FSU Seminole Boosters
Carey Baker, CFA
Carey Baker is a Lake County native having been born in Eustis, Florida. He is a graduate of Tavares High School and attended Lake-Sumter State College.
At the age of 18, Carey joined the family business; The A.W. Peterson Gun Shop. The A.W. Peterson Gun Shop in Mount Dora is the oldest gun shop in the United States having been established in 1886. Carey’s father, Leighton Baker, moved the gun shop from Denver, Colorado to Mount Dora in 1953.
Carey joined the Army National Guard while still in high school. He retired from the guard in 2013 having served over 31 years and having attained the rank of First Sergeant. In 2003, while a Member of the Florida House of Representatives, Baker was deployed to combat Infantry missions in Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was the first state or federal elected official to serve in Operation Iraqi Freedom while holding office. He is a graduate of numerous military courses/schools including the U.S. Army Jungle Operation School and the U.S. Army Pathfinder School.
Carey successfully ran for the Florida House of Representatives in 2000 and was reelected to the House in 2002. In 2004, he won a special election for the 20th district seat in the Florida Senate and was subsequently reelected. While serving in the Florida Senate he served as Chairman of both the Senate Transportation Committee and the Senate General Government Appropriation Committee. During his legislative tenure, Carey worked with elected Property Appraiser’s across the state on several property appraiser measures and was instrumental in their passage.
In 2012, Carey was elected to the position of Property Appraiser for Lake County, Florida. Since being elected, he has strived to increase services his office provides to the property owners of Lake County and to all the consumers of property data from his agency’s website. In 2015, his agency was selected from assessment agencies worldwide and awarded the prestigious Public Information Program Award from the International Association of Assessing Officers. The award was presented to Baker’s office for their extremely successful and easy-to-use Homestead eFile program and for their success in presenting complicated exemption information in a clear, transparent, and easily understood manner to the user. Since receiving this recognition, Carey’s office has assisted several other Florida counties in the development of their own homestead eFile program. Carey is also extremely active with the Florida Association of Property Appraisers (FAPA); serving in several leadership roles.
Carey resides with his wife Lori and their three children in Eustis, Florida.
Michael W. Prestridge, CCF, CFE
Reginald Cunningham is currently the Gadsden County Property Appraiser where he is charged with placing a fair and equitable market value on every parcel of property both real estate and tangible in our county. Many people believe the Property Appraiser determines the amount of taxes a property owner will pay but this is not the case. The job of property appraiser is to value property for tax purposes; the taxing authorities (Board of County Commissioners, School Board, City Council) set the tax rate for all property and therefore the amount of taxes to be assessed.
Previously, Mr. Cunningham was the Behavior Specialist, Athletic Director & Basketball Coach at East Gadsden High;
For several years, Mr. Cunningham was the coordinator of Juvenile Services with the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office, which he was responsible for creating and administering youth defender diversion program options;
Mr. Cunningham was also the Director of Parks & Recreation for the City of Quincy;
Mr. Cunningham has always had an entrepreneur spirit, which he has owned a transportation company, restaurant and property management company;
Mr. Cunningham has worked for the Florida Legislature as a Legislative Assistant.
He has also served as Marketing Director for Candy Publishing, LLC.
He was born and raised in Gadsden County, Florida and earned a degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Bethune-Cookman University.
While at Bethune-Cookman University Mr. Cunningham lead the NCAA in scoring during his senior season;
Mr. Cunningham was also the Florida Marketing Student of the Year as a senior;
Im. Past President
Pedro J. Garcia, CFA
Pedro J. Garcia was elected as Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser in 2008. He was the first elected Property Appraiser in Miami-Dade County in more than five decades. He was subsequently re-elected to office in 2014 and was unopposed in the 2016 elections.
Mr. Garcia has worked in the Florida real estate industry since 1970. He is a State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser and owned a real estate brokerage firm for over forty years. Prior to being elected as Property Appraiser, he served as Special Magistrate with the Miami-Dade County Value Adjustment Board (VAB) for ten years.
He is a member of several prestigious professional organizations including the Miami Association of Realtors, the National Association of Property Appraisers, and the Florida Association of Property Appraisers, where he currently serves as President. He has also served as president of both the Hispanic American Certified Appraisers and the National Association of Master Appraisers.
Mr. Garcia is committed to ensuring fairness and equitable assessments for all property owners. As one of his top priorities, he continues to aggressively pursue and investigate Homestead Exemption Fraud.
Mr. Garcia was born in Havana, Cuba, where he attended the Havana Business University for two years. Mr. Garcia and his family have resided in Miami, Florida since 1962. He is a Veteran of the US Army, and a member of the American Legion Post. In his spare time, Mr. Garcia enjoys golf and fishing.
He and his wife Amalia have been married since 1959. They have been blessed with four daughters, thirteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Mailing Addresses for Property Appraiser's Office
Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser
PO BOX 01-3140
Miami, FL 33101
Tangible Personal Property Exemptions
Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser
Tangible Personal Property Extension Section
PO BOX 45-4400
Miami, FL 33245-4400
VAB Petition Documentation
Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser
PO BOX 01-2840
Miami, FL 33101-2840
Most Other Forms
Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser
Stephen P. Clark Government Center
111 NW 1ST ST STE 710
Miami, FL 33128-1984
Sergeant at Arms
Villie Smith, CFA, ASA
Marion County Property Appraiser Villie M. Smith, was first elected to this constitutional office in 1996 and reelected in 2000, 2004 and again in 2008.
Prior to his election as Property Appraiser, Smith was the Assistant Property Appraiser from 1981 - 1996, Deputy from 1975-1980. He has over 30 years of experience in mass appraisal and assessment administration.
Smith is a graduate of Santa Fe Community College and attended the University of Florida. He is a sixth-generation Marion County resident. His father was the Property Appraiser of Alachua County from 1963-1980.
American Society of Appraisers
Mike McVey, CFE
Assistant Property Appraiser
Lainie Claudio, CFE
Director of Administrative Operations
Cindy Finger-Sparrow, CFE
Director of Finance
Kimberly Delano, CFE
Director of Tangible Personal Property
James Cowan, CFE
Director of Field Operations Real Property
Donna Minchew, CFE
Director of Assessments
Becky Gordon, CFE
Director of Ownership and Roll Quality
Robin Reaves, CFE
Director of Customer Service
Board of Directors
A. Michael Hickox, C.F.A., Cert. Res. RD1941
Nassau County, Florida
Mike is a native of Nassau County, who prior to being elected, spent the 35 years as a State Certified Appraiser and Real Estate Broker. State Certified in 1992, he personally appraised over 10,000 properties throughout Nassau County during his 20 years as a fee appraiser. Since certification in 1992, Mike has taken over 50 appraisal courses for continuing education and professional development.
Past President of the Florida Association of Property Appraiser's.
Director for the Nassau County Economic Development Board.
Director for the Nassau County Education Foundation.
Past District Vice President of Florida Association of Realtors.
Past President of local Association of Realtors, where under his leadership the board won two distinguished awards “The Florida Association of Realtors Board Achievement Award” and the “George Linville Education Award”.
Past President of the Nassau County Multiple Listing Service.
Past Chairman of Professional Standards Committee where he Chaired Arbitration and Mediation Hearings for the local Association of Realtors which kept disputes out of the court system.
Past Director Florida Association of Realtors, local Association of Realtors, Chamber of Commerce, and Kiwanis Club
Real Estate and Appraisal Instructor for the local Association of Realtors for over 20 years.
Mike is committed to providing fair and equitable assessments and to being open and transparent while serving the citizens of Nassau County.
96135 Nassau Place
Yulee, FL 32097
Toll Free: 1-888-615-4398
James S. Page Governmental Complex
96135 Nassau Place, Suite #4, Yulee, FL 32097
Hours: 8:00 - 5:00 Monday - Friday
416 Centre Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Hours: 8:30 - 5:00 Monday - Friday
Callahan County Building
45401 Mickler Street, Callahan, FL 32011
Kevin Lilly, C.F.E., A.S.A
Budget & Finance Officer
Patty Fentriss, Cert. Gen. RZ2584
Senior Commercial Appraiser
Doug Jordi, C.F.E.
Jamie Vendola, C.F.E
Mike Cataldo, C.F.E.
Justin Taylor, C.F.E.
Public Information Officer
Exemption / HCH Supervisor
Save Our Homes/ Appraisal Clerk II
904-491-7300 Ext. 7335
Mike Lundquist, C.F.E., C.C.F., M.C.F.
GIS Mapping / Deed Specialist
904-491-7300 Ext. 7339
Jacqueline Wagner, Cert. Res. RD6940
904-491-7300 Ext: 7340
Kisha Smith, C.F.E.
Data Information Manager
904-491-7300 Ext. 7341
904-491-7300 Ext. 7342
904-491-7300 Ext. 7330
Ed Crapo, CFA, ASA, AAS
Mr. Crapo has over forty years of real estate, appraisal, mass appraisal, geographic information systems, cadastre and property tax administration experience. He was elected to the position of Alachua County Property Appraiser in 1980 and has continuously served in that position to today. Under his leadership, this office has successfully transitioned from an analog, paper and file cabinet, operation to a highly sophisticated digital operation. He has consulted with other governments in the U.S. and abroad and established a solid reputation as a leader and manager. Mr. Crapo is highly skilled in analyzing problems, establishing and fostering functional organizational units and developing, and implementing solutions for increased business effectiveness.
Bachelor of Arts, 1970, Hobart College, Geneva, New York
1981- Present - Alachua County Property Appraiser
As Property Appraiser, Mr. Crapo is responsible for the valuation, assessment and administration of Alachua County’s roughly 105,000 real property parcels and 13,000 tangible personal property parcels. During his tenure, the tax rolls have increased from $1.5 billion to over $23 billion. He annually prepares and administers a $5 million operational budget and a staff of 55. He implemented and administers a successful Geographic Information System (GIS) for Alachua County and initiated and supervised a Total Quality Management Program, which was awarded the Northeast Region Sterling Team Showcase competition in 1995.
He has served as a consultant on Property Tax Administration and Policy, Geographic Information Systems, Cadastre Management and Quality Management in Government to Washington, DC; Anchorage, Alaska; US Virgin Islands; Coventry, Rhode Island; Newport News, Suffolk, Hampton, Portsmouth, and York Counties in Virginia; Nassau County, New York; and Poland. He is a nationally recognized presenter at seminars across the US for over twenty years, as well as in Canada, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Poland and the United Kingdom.
He is a Managing Partner in TEAM Consulting, LLC, and a Senior Consultant with Kenneth Voss & Associates.
PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
Alfred A Ring Distinguished Speaker, Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies, Warrington College of Business, University of Florida;
Reviewer for IAAO Standard on Ratio Standards;
“Managing People and Data” – GIS/CAMA;
“Profiling” – IAAO;
“Appraising for Ad Valorem” – ASA;
“The Keys to Success” and “Evolution of Property Taxes – Pathway to Success” – International Property Tax Institute;
“Integrating Map Maintenance and Business Processes in Local Government” – ESRI;
“Overview of Where and How the Property Appraiser’s Office Fits in the Big Picture” – FIAAO;
“Quality Management” – Assessment Journal;
“GIS” – URISA/IAAO;
“Quality Management” – MJC;
“Value Adjustment Boards” – FCIAAO;
“Tools of Quality” – IAAO; and
“Reinventing Ourselves, Industrial Engineering for Assessment Operations” – Assessment Journal
International Association of Assessing Officers
Executive Committee, 1998-2002
Executive Board, 1994-1996
Planning and Rules Committee, 2007 - 2010
Chaired and served on many committees over the past 20 years
Centre for Advanced Property Economics
Member of the Board Regents, 2002 - 2008
Florida Advisory Council on Intergovernmental Relations
North American Appraisal Alliance Task Force
Florida Association of Property Appraisers
Chair and served on numerous committees over the past 30 years
North Central Florida Chapter of American Society of Appraisers
President, 1993-1995, 2005-2008
Certified Florida Appraiser (CFA) – Florida Department of Revenue
Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) – American Society of Appraisers
Assessment Administration Specialist (AAS) – International Association of Assessing Officers
Fellow – International Association of Assessing Officers
Builders Association of North Central Florida, Good Government Award – 2004
International Association of Assessing Officers, Excellence in Assessment Administration - 2004
Florida Association of Property Appraisers, Herb Lockey Award – 1993 & 1999
Alachua County Democratic Party, Harry S. Truman Award – 1998
U.S. Congressional Record Recognition – 2000
ESRI, award for making a significant difference – 2002
Alachua County/Gainesville League of Women Voters, Elected Official of the Year – 2003
International Association of Assessing Officers, Clifford B. Allen Award – 2011
International Association of Assessing Officers – Professional Development Lifetime Achievement Award – 2017
Assistant Property Appraiser
Pam Oliver CFE
Executive Director of Administrative
Colleen Keene, CFE, ASA
Real Property Appraisal
Terry Jewell, CFE
Tangible Property Appraisal
Brenda Fisher, PPS
Executive Director of Cadastre, GIS & Information Technology
Bob Bates, CFE, CCF, MCF
Dan Marvel, CFE
Marty, a lifelong Broward County resident, was born at Plantation General Hospital in 1977. Marty grew up in Broward County and graduated from Western High School, which is located in the Town of Davie. Marty earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University where he was a member of the baseball team. Marty then pursued a law degree from Nova Southeastern University where he was a member of the NSU Law Review. Marty graduated Magna Cum Laude and earned his Juris Doctorate in 2002.
After graduating from law school, Marty was appointed to and served his community on the Town of Davie School Advisory Board, the Town of Davie Airport Advisory Board and the Broward County Housing and Finance Authority. Marty also worked as the Assistant Town Attorney and Assistant Municipal Prosecutor for the Town of Davie.
In 2006, Marty was elected to serve in the Florida House of Representatives. He was re-elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008 and in 2010. In 2012, Marty was elected to the Broward County Commission representing District 1 where he served two years as a Commissioner, one year as Vice Mayor and one year as Mayor. Marty was elected as the Broward County Property Appraiser and took office on January 3, 2016.
In 2005, Marty married his wife Kelly. Kelly is a University of Florida graduate and is currently a primary school teacher. Together, Marty and Kelly have two daughters, Brianne and Camryn, a dog named Cooper and a cat named Rocky.
Office of Marty Kiar, Broward County Property Appraiser
Broward Governmental Center
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 111
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone (954) 357-6436
Fax (954) 357-8474
Leon County Property Appraiser, Akin Akinyemi, was elected in November 2016, as the first African-American to hold such a post in Leon County and one of two in Florida. As the Property Appraiser, he oversees the state mandated responsibilities of the office including managing and certifying property values and exemptions for over 108,000 parcels, which total close to $26 billion in just value and $15 billion in taxable value annually. Akin has been an active member of the Leon County community for more than 30 years and comes from the closely related fields of architecture and urban planning. In addition, during his time as a Leon County Commissioner he served as the chair of the Value
Adjustment Board (VAB). Akin is married to Elvira; together they have three children and four grandchildren.
Currently, Akin is in the final stages of earning his doctoral degree in Urban and Regional Studies at Florida State University (FSU). In 1988, he earned his Master of Architecture from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU). Prior to attending graduate school at FAMU, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture & Housing Development from the University of Minnesota, and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design from the University of Lagos.
Prior to becoming the Property Appraiser, Akin ran a successful, regional architecture firm for over 20 years with offices in Atlanta, Jacksonville and Tallahassee. He also served as Leon County Commissioner for four years (2008-2012). During his time as commissioner, he served as Chairman from 2011 to 2012 and led on a platform of economic viability, open and accountable government and environmental sustainability. Before running for office, he tirelessly served non-profit organizations, the business community, Leon County students, veterans and those with a commitment to the environment.
Increasing Job Creation & Workforce Development through Viability - Under the direction of Akin, the County Commission looked at new and innovative ways to create jobs in Leon County. In the months leading up to Akin becoming Chairman in 2011, the county leaders began hosting meetings with local business leaders to discuss topics related to coping during tough economic times, how this affects the creation of jobs, and what Leon County government could do to help create more jobs and grow businesses. Akin and his fellow commissioners streamlined the permitting process, improved transportation around the airport and promoted cooperation between the public and private sectors. Akin continued to encourage better growth management practices and strengthened ties between non-profit organizations, government and the private sector.
Accountable and Accessible Government - As a Commissioner, one of Akin’s top priorities was an open-door policy that keeps all Leon County citizens informed about what he and his fellow commissioners were doing as their elected officials. This policy demonstrated his commitment to the values and roles of an accountable official, one who strived to provide fairness and opportunity for all. He was often called the “People’s Commissioner.” In addition to Akin’s open door policy, under his leadership and suggestion, county officials created the Citizens Engagement Series which gives citizens an opportunity to gain insight into how decisions are made at the county level. Similar to the town hall meetings and workshops Akin held to inform Leon County residents about county business, the engagement series allows citizens to become more informed and involved. This Engagement Series led to the revamping of Leon County’s website making it more user-friendly which resulted in a national award.
Responsibility for a More Sustainable Environment - Akin Akinyemi’s lifelong career in environmental sciences, planning and sustainable community development provided him the unique opportunity to make responsible decisions as a commissioner. In just his first three years, Akin led efforts to expand plastic recycling and exploration of renewable energy at the County’s Solid Waste Facility. He remains an advocate for increasing sustainable practices and large scale renewable energy production. Akin has demonstrated his commitment to the environment as a founding sponsor of the local chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.
Akin Akinyemi is a strong advocate for community involvement and service. He has served or is currently serving on the following boards and committees; additionally, he has received the following awards and honors:
Boards and Committees
President, Brehon Family Services
Member, Sunrise Rotary Club
Board Member, Goodwill Industries
Board Member, Dick Howser Center
Chair, Service Corps of Retired Employees (SCORE)
Silver Life Member, NAACP
Member, American Institute of Architects
Member, Florida Trust for Historic Preservation
Sponsor, U.S. Green Building Council – Florida Capital Region Chapter (USGBC-FCRC)
Member/DAC Rep., Chiles’ High School, Student Advisory Council (SAC)
Member/Secretary-Treasurer, Leon County Schools, District Advisory Council (DAC)
Board Member, Ability First's High School/High-tech
Member, Construction Specification Institute
Co-Chair, FAMU School of Architecture Alumni Network
Habitat for Humanity
Relay for Life
Heart of the Earth
Keep Tallahassee Leon County Beautiful
Cattle Baron Ball
Mentoring at Killearn Lakes Elementary, Riley Elementary and Nims Middle School
National African-American Read-In, Springwood Elementary School
Stand Down For Homeless Veterans
2017 Soul Santa
2017 MLK Foundation, Inc., Back to School Drive
2017 & 2018 Canned Food Drive (A Full Summer) Second Harvest of the Big Bend
Induction into the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Civil Rights Hall of Fame
Earned the Recertification of the Prestigious International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) Certificate of Excellence in Assessment Administration (CEAA)
“Tallahassee’s Black History Firsts in Government” presented by the Loved by Jesus Family Church, February 2018
2011 Florida Association of Counties President’s Advocacy Award
2010 C.K. Steele Honoree
2005 Historic Preservation Award for the U.S. Courthouse Restoration
2001 FAMU/SBA Small Business Person of the Year
2001 Jacksonville MedWeek Professional Service Firm-of-the-Year
1994 FAMU/SBA Small Business Award
International Association of Assessing Officers
Florida Chapter, International Association of Assessing Officers
Florida Association of Property Appraisers (FAPA,) 2017-2018 Secretary
Florida Association of Property Appraisers, 2017-2018 Director District One
Property Appraisers Association of Florida (PAAF), 2017-18 Legislative Committee
Florida Association of Counties (FAC) 2011 Advance County Commissioner Certification
FAC, Co-Chair of the Health and Human Services Committee
National Association of Counties (NACo), Member of the select committee on Environment,
Energy and Land Use