County Employee Elected To
Serve On International Board
Anthony “Sackey” 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). His three-year term begins January 23.
Kweku will represent 22 states from the central and western United States, Canada, Mexico and several countries from the Pacific and Far East regions. 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 Jackson County Executive Mike 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. He represented Jackson County in a 1997 IAAO-sponsored appraisal valuation modeling contest, and the IAAO presented him a presidential citation for his work. Jackson County also honored him with an Excellence in Public Service Award.
“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.”
Another triumph for the Jackson County Assessment Department has been securing the Greater Kansas City region as the host for the 2012 IAAO International Convention.
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.
Kweku holds a Master of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Central Missouri, and he is a Missouri State Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser with more than 20 years of experience in real estate valuation.
Curtis Koons is a Missouri Licensed General Certified Appraiser and a Missouri Real Estate Broker. He is the current president of the Kansas City chapter of IAAO. He is also the current vice-president of the Missouri Assessors Association. He began his real estate career in 1987, moving into appraisal in 1996.