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 for the office 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 successful regional architecture firm for more than 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.