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The primary mission of the Leon County Property Appraiser’s Office is to locate, identify and appraise all property subject to ad valorem taxes, produce and maintain an equitable tax roll, and administer all property tax exemptions in accordance with Florida Statutes and the Rules and Regulations of the Florida Department of Revenue. The following departments collaborate to accomplish these key functions: Appraisal (Residential, Commercial and Tangible Personal Property), Information Technology (Data, Web Services and Geographical Information Systems), Administration (Tax Roll, Finance and Human Resources), Management Services (Customer Service, Exemptions and Ownership Records) and Community Affairs.

Meet Our Management Team

Akin Akinyemi

Akin Akinyemi was elected as the Leon County Property Appraiser in 2016 and re-elected in 2020. In this role, he oversees the office’s state-mandated responsibilities, annually certifying property values and exemptions for over 110,000 parcels totaling $32 billion in just value and $18.6 billion in taxable value. His strategic priorities include exceptional public service, a culture of excellence, commitment to innovation, and organizational effectiveness.

Akin was born in Lagos, Nigeria. He came to the United States to study architecture and urban planning and ran a prosperous regional architecture firm for 20 years. Akin holds a PhD in Urban and Regional Studies from Florida State University, a Master of Architecture from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture & Housing Development from the University of Minnesota, and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design from the University of Lagos. He has lived in Tallahassee for more than 30 years. He is married to Eva and is the proud father of three children and four grandchildren.

Akin served as a Leon County Commissioner from 2008 through 2012, where he was named chair of the Value Adjustment Board. He is a strong advocate for our community and the environment. That commitment has led him to volunteer and serve on boards of many non-profit organizations, in our local schools, and in the business community, including serving as president of Brehon Family Services and on the boards of Goodwill Industries and the Dick Howser Center. He has been inducted into the NAACP Civil Rights Hall of Fame and is a Cherry Hall Alexander African American History Calendar Honoree.
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Gina Fletcher
Gina is responsible for the administration of the office as a whole and serves in the Property Appraiser’s place in his absence. In this role, she ensures the office provides quality customer service and a fair and equitable assessment roll. Gina began her career in the Clay County Property Appraiser’s office in 1990 and transferred to the Leon County Property Appraiser’s office in 1996. She graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate. She has earned two designations, Certified Supervisory Manager (CSM) and Certified Public Manager (CPM), from the Florida Center for Public Management at FSU. Additionally, Gina has earned her Certified Florida Evaluator (CFE) from the Florida Department of Revenue and Assessment Administration Specialist (AAS) from the International Association of Assessing Officers.
Chris Lewis
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. He holds certifications from Microsoft, Oracle, and the International Association of Assessment Officers. 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 in our office.
Amanda Corker
Amanda brings 21 years of County Government Experience to the Property Appraiser’s Office. She graduated from Barry University with a Bachelor’s in Public Administration and holds the Certified Public Manager (CPM) and Certified Florida Evaluator (CFE) designations. Passionate about Human Resources, Amanda’s primary goal is to ensure all employees have the tools and resources they need to succeed in the workplace. Amanda is responsible for managing all financial matters that 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 closeout, and audits are also a vital part of her position.
Meghan Poskey
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. With over ten 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, the administration of property tax exemptions, and customer service.

As Chief Deputy of Appraisal Services, Nik is responsible for the annual valuation of various property types, including residential, commercial, industrial, vacant land, and agricultural properties. Additionally, he oversees in-depth audits by the Florida Department of Revenue for assessment equity and compliance with Florida Statutes. Nik has been with the Property Appraiser’s office for more than 20 years. During that time, he has completed over 400 hours of coursework with the International Association of Assessing Officers. This has earned him two professional designations - the Residential Evaluation Specialist (RES) and the Assessment Administration Specialist (AAS). Nik is a graduate of Florida State University and a diehard Seminole fan.

Ken Preston
Ken, a U.S. Army veteran, has worked for the Leon County Property Appraiser for 17 years and contributes a great wealth of knowledge. He began his career as a field appraiser and is currently responsible for implementing and administering property tax exemptions in compliance with Florida Statutes and Department of Revenue guidelines. Additionally, he ensures that taxpayers of Leon County receive exceptional customer service.
Valencia Scott
With more than 18 years of experience with the Leon County Property Appraiser’s Office, Valencia is responsible for conceptualizing, developing, and facilitating the implementation of community outreach initiatives. She educates the public regarding our office’s primary role and responsibility, including broadening community awareness of various property tax exemptions. Valencia has a zeal for serving and educating others. During her 20 years as a Tallahassee resident, she has become involved with many local fraternal, community and service organizations.
Valencia Scott
Carmen is responsible for assisting the Property Appraiser and Management Team. She brings more than 30 years of administrative, legal, and legislative experience to the office. Carmen is a proud graduate of Florida State University and Tallahassee Community College. She also received her real estate paralegal certification from Attorneys’ Title Fund and has significant experience assisting with commercial and residential real estate closings. Carmen first worked with Akin Akinyemi as his aide when he served as a Commissioner for Leon County. During that time, she and Dr. Akinyemi helped to establish the North Florida Homeless Veterans Stand Down. Carmen continues to serve this organization as a board member of the Tallahassee Veterans Legal Collaborative.