Akin was elected in November 2016 as the next Leon County Property Appraiser following the retirement of Bert Hartsfield who has served in that capacity since November 1992.  Akin came from the closely related fields of Architecture (practiced for over 25 years and still licensed) and Urban Planning (taught and in final stages of completing his PhD).  While he was a county commissioner (2008-2012) he also served as the chair of the Value Adjustment Board (VAB) helping resolve conflicts between citizens and the property appraiser’s office.  As the new leader of the property appraiser’s office he will be overseeing the state mandated responsibilities of managing and certifying property values and exemptions for over 108,000 parcels totaling close to 26 billion dollars in just value and 15 billion dollars in taxable value annually.
A former state licensed home builder, Doug brings a wealth of knowledge in real estate to the Property Appraiser’s Office.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University with a major in real estate, along with twenty-five years of experience in property appraisal and assessment administration.   Doug is responsible for the administration of the office as a whole.  He is charged annually with tax roll compliance with the Department of Revenue, and also serves in the place of the Property Appraiser in his absence.  Areas of primary focus include; providing quality customer service, ensuring all exemptions are properly applied, and providing a fair and equitable assessment roll.  Aside from his duties in the office, Doug is a certified instructor for the IAAO and regularly teaches week-long courses in appraisal and assessment practices.
A graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, Chris began working for the Property Appraiser's office in March of 2000 and holds certifications from Microsoft, Oracle and the IAAO. He oversees the planning, development, implementation and use of technology throughout the office and this public website. His areas of responsibility include the full range of information systems and telecommunications, including determining user requirements, recommending practical solutions and leading efforts to improve the effective use of technology.
Gina has over 26 years of experience in the Property Appraiser’s office.  She graduated from Florida State University with her Bachelor of Science in Real Estate.  Gina is responsible for the production and submittal of all reports and data necessary for the annual tax roll certification to the Department of Revenue (DOR) and all taxing authorities.  Additionally, she is a liaison for the appraisal and management departments with software developers, to ensure administration, appraisal and tax roll processes are performed according to the requirements of business practices & Florida Statutes.
With 43  years of experience in the Leon County Property Appraiser’s Office, Michelle is responsible for the management of all financial  matters which include but are not limited to payroll, accounts payables, and balancing the checking and money market accounts.  Quarterly reports required by the IRS and Unemployment Compensation, end of fiscal year close out and audits are also a vital part of this position.  The Human Resource needs of all employees are handled daily and must be performed with utmost confidentiality.
Meghan is a life-long resident of Tallahassee and a proud graduate of the University of Florida. She holds the Certified Florida Evaluator (CFE) designation awarded by the International Association of Assessing Officers. With over 10 years of experience serving the residents of Leon County and the state of Florida, Meghan oversees two departments within the office responsible for maintaining accurate ownership records and the administration of property tax exemptions.

Bill joins the Property Appraiser’s Office with 28 years of experience in banking and finance.  Bill obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Florida State University.  His passion is developing community partnerships between organizations and businesses across both public and private arenas.  The results of his efforts have been recognized as grants to the Tallahassee Senior Center, Thanksgiving dinners served to low income residents in Jackson, Wakulla and Franklin counties, fundraising for Leon County Homeless Veterans and education speaking events. 

With more than 13 years of experience with the Leon County Property Appraiser's Office, Valencia is responsible for aiding in conceptualizing, developing and facilitating the implementation of community outreach initiatives including; broadening community awareness of various property tax exemptions; the primary role and responsibility of our office; as well as promote and strengthen the relationship between the Property Appraiser's Office and the residents of the community we proudly serve. As a 16 year resident of the Capital City, with affiliations and membership of various local fraternal and service oriented organizations, she has a true zeal for serving and educating others.