Dallas County Tax Assessor/Collector Elected as President-Elect for Tax Assessor-Collector, Association of Texas

Contact: Norman Kasal  214-653-7074 or nkasal@dallascounty.org

[Dallas, TX] – [On June 2-6, 2013, Tax Assessor/Collector John R. Ames attended the 79th annual conference of the Tax Assessor-Collector Association (TACA) of Texas where he was unanimously elected by fellow County Tax Assessors to serve as the President-Elect for this statewide organization.  He will assume the role of President at the next annual conference in June 2014 that will be held in Fort Worth.]

“I am honored to be elected to this position by my fellow Tax Assessor/Collectors.  This is truly a professional organization that represents the best of the best in Tax Office efficiencies and cooperation,” stated John R. Ames, Dallas County Tax Assessor/Collector.

TACA is an association to secure the benefits of organized ideas and discussion of mutual problems that will advance and maintain proper efficiency and dignity of the County Tax Office.  Through the years, due to members working with the legislature, several significant changes have been accomplished for the betterment of all Tax Assessor/Collectors.  These changes include the Four -Year Term of Office and the Retirement System for county officials.  Today, Tax Assessor/Collectors and their deputies from most of the 254 counties attend.  This year, the conference had its highest level of attendance in years with over 415 attendees, including 47 new county tax assessors.

Dallas County has never before been represented on the TACA board and the Dallas County Tax Assessor has never before served as the president of this statewide association.  Mr. Ames represents the largest county on the board and will bring a large county perspective when discussions are held that will influence operations, efficiencies and improvements in the Tax Office operations statewide.