Orleans Assessor To Be Sworn In Jan. 1, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – Erroll G. Williams will be sworn in to serve a second term as Orleans Parish’s single Assessor on Jan. 1, 2015, at Dillard University's John Georges Auditorium, in the Professional Schools and Sciences Building, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., at 11:00 a.m.

         Orleans Assessor Erroll G. Williams will take his second oath of office as the city’s single Assessor, a position he was re-elected to without opposition during the 2014 municipal elections.

         Assessor Williams said he remains committed to ensuring a citywide assessment process that is both fair and equitable to the property owners of Orleans. He said he will continue to work towards the consistent valuation of properties by re-evaluating current assessment practices and leveraging modern data-collection efforts, and continue to fairly assess property, upgrade technology and improve public service within an expanded website and internet-based services.

         As Orleans Parish Assessor, Williams oversees one of the state’s largest assessment rolls valued at $5.9 billion including 167,500 parcels and 9,000 businesses.

         On November 7, 2006, Louisiana voters passed a measure (RS 47: 1901, Paragraph B) that reduced the number of Assessors in Orleans Parish from seven to one. All other parishes in Louisiana have only one Assessor.

         Assessor Williams previously served 26 years as the Third Municipal District’s Assessor before getting elected to the single Assessor position in 2011. Assessor Williams’ Third Municipal District was the largest of seven within the City of New Orleans.

         Assessor Williams is a Certified Licensed Appraiser and holds a Louisiana Real Estate License. In addition to his years of experience as a municipal and parish Assessor, Williams held various executive offices within the City of New Orleans, including Chief Administrative Officer (1984-85) and Director of Finance (1978-84).

         Assessor Williams is a graduate of Joseph S. Clark Senior High School, received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Accounting from Dillard University and his post-graduate studies include a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Tulane University in Accounting and Finance.


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