Jackson County Assessment Employee
Elected To International Board

January 8, 2009 (KANSAS CITY, MO) – Today Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders announced that Anthony Kweku, a Jackson County Assessment Department Statistician and Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) Modeler, has been elected to serve on the Executive Board of the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO). Kweku’s three-year term begins January 23, 2009; he will represent 22 central and western states, Canada, Mexico and several countries from the Pacific and Far East region. He has been an IAAO member since 1986 and a Jackson County employee since 1992.

“Anthony is indicative of the high caliber staff we have in Jackson County,” said County Executive Sanders. “Being elected to the board of this international organization speaks volumes about Anthony’s professionalism and the quality of work he has done for Jackson County.”

Kweku has twice served as President of the Kansas City Chapter of IAAO (in 1999-2000 and again in 2006-07) and now serves as the chapter’s Director of Education as well as holding a seat on the IAAO Ethics Committee. He represented Jackson County in a 1997 IAAO-sponsored appraisal valuation modeling contest for which the IAAO presented him a presidential citation. Jackson County also honored him with an Excellence in Public Service Award in 1997.

 “I’m very excited to be elected to this board,” said Kweku. “This brings a lot of credibility to the work we are doing in the Jackson County Assessment Department. At the same time, it will not take me away from my job here in Jackson County.”

Kweku and Curtis Koons, Jackson County Director of Assessment, represented Jackson County, against other major cities vying for the right to host the 2012 IAAO international convention. Because of their efforts, the Executive Board voted unanimously to award the 2012 convention to Kansas City – Jackson County, bringing major financial revenue to the area.

Anthony Kweku holds a Master of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Central Missouri. He is a Missouri State Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser and has over 20 years experience in real estate valuation.

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