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.

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