Upcoming Appointment of Crawford County Board of Equalization

In accordance with Georgia laws (O.C.G.A.§48-5-311), the Crawford County Grand Jury is required to appoint an alternate member to the Crawford County Board of Equalization.  This appointment is due to the resignation of a regular member from the Board of Equalization.  The term of office for this alternate member will expire on December 31, 2017.

Any resident of Crawford County having the following qualifications and an interest in serving on the board may nominate himself or herself for appointment by submitting a nomination form as indicated below:

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Each person who is, in the judgment of the appointing grand jury, qualified and competent to serve as a grand juror, who is the owner of real property in Crawford County, and who is at least a high school graduate shall be qualified, competent, and compellable to serve as a member or alternate member of the board. No member of the governing authority of a county, municipality, or consolidated government; member of a county or independent board of education; member of the county board of tax assessors; employee of the county board of tax assessors; or county tax appraiser shall be competent to serve as a member or alternate member of the board of equalization.
  • Within the first year after a member’s initial appointment to the Board of Equalization, each member shall satisfactorily complete not less than 40 hour of instruction in appraisal and equalization processes and procedures, as prepared and required by the commissioner. The failure of any member to fulfill the requirements of this subparagraph shall render that member ineligible to serve on the board; and the vacancy created thereby shall be filled in the same manner as other vacancies on the board are filled.
  • No person shall be eligible to hear an appeal as a member of the board of equalization unless, prior to hearing such appeal, that person shall satisfactorily complete the 40 hours of instruction in appraisal and equalization processes and procedures required by law. Any person appointed to such board shall be required to complete annually a continuing education requirement of at least 8 hours of instruction in appraisal and equalization procedures, as prepared and required by the commissioner.  Upon completion of the term, the board member shall complete a continuing education requirement of at least 20 hours of instruction in appraisal and equalization procedures, as prepared and required by the commissioner. The failure of any member to fulfill the requirements of this subparagraph shall render that member ineligible to serve on the board; and the vacancy created thereby shall be filled in the same manner as other vacancies on the board are filled.

TERM OF OFFICE

Board of Equalization members shall serve a three-year term of office.  The term of office of the person appointed by the Grand Jury described herein shall begin immediately.

APPLICATION/NOMINATION FORM

If you are interested in qualifying for appointment to the Board of Equalization, please contact the office of the Clerk of Superior Court at the following:

Clerk of Superior Court
100 GA. Hwy. 42 South
Knoxville, GA.  30150
(478) 836-3328
ryan.johnson@gsccca.org

**APPLICATIONS/NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY OCTOBER 16TH, 2015**

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