It is indeed an honor to serve as your President for the Texas School Assessors Association! Thank you all for this privilege and your support. And if you didn’t notice, we had an in-person conference in March! Thank you to those that attended and supported the March conference. Those of you who were unable to make it were missed.
A special thank you to the Honorable Paul Villarreal for serving our association as President last year. And a very special thank you to Colette Ballinger for serving our association as Executive Director. She does an excellent job of keeping the organization running smoothly.
I would like to introduce you to your TSAA 2022-23 Executive Board. Your Executive Board deserves some thanks for their willingness to serve our association. Your board consists of Kristi Williams, Tomball ISD serving as Vice-President, Patricia Davis, Howard CAD serving as Secretary-Treasurer, Dorset Neeley, Spring ISD serving as Trustee 1, Anita Henry, Pasadena ISD, serving as Trustee 2, Debi Sevcik, Lavaca County, serving as Trustee 3, Sheila Bennett, Andrews ISD, serving as
Trustee 4. Cheryl Jordan, Dallas CAD, serving as Trustee 5, Michelle Matus, Bee County, serving as Trustee 6, and Cher Elzy, Irving ISD, serving as Trustee 7 AND editor of the bulletin. Thanks Cher!
At the conference I asked you what makes school assessors unique. Don’t expect to get the answer by reading here. Each one of you has a story about what makes your office unique. Each one of you has a story to tell. We need to hear your story and you need to get comfortable telling your story. Why, you may ask? Well, the simple answer is that we are discussed every legislative session. Whether it’s appraisal districts being combined with tax offices or a county tax office being consolidated as the only assessor/collector in a county…..YOU are being discussed. So, let’s hear your story about what makes your office unique!
Now, get busy telling your story and identify the uniqueness of your office!
Randy Riggs, President
Texas School Assessors Association