GAAO Names Alveno Ross Honorary Lifetime Member

The Georgia Association of Assessing Officials (GAAO) would like to congratulate Alveno Ross, the recently retired Chief Appraiser of Richmond County, who received a lifetime honorary membership into the organization. Nominated by former GAAO Executive Board Member Curtis Briscoe, Alveno was confirmed as an honorary member after a vote by the membership during the semiannual membership meeting. Mr. Ross received his honor alongside retired Cook County Chief Appraiser Larry Arnold and retired Coweta County Chief Appraiser Mike Marchese. Please join with us by congratulating Alveno Ross!

 The following was presented by Curtis Briscoe in nomination of Alveno Ross for GAAO Honorary Lifetime Membership

ALVENO ROSS is an Appraiser IV, certified by The Georgia Department of Revenue and a graduate of the University of Georgia Management Development Program. He has over 39 years of mass appraisal experience and has been a member of GAAO since 1982. He served as Chairman of the Constitution & By-Laws and Chair of the Education Committees of the Georgia Association of Assessing Officials (GAAO) in 1995 and 1996, respectively. During his tenure as committee chair, he presented a restructured GAAO constitution and by-laws and established a state-wide location of professional courses within each district.  Ross also served as a representative for the International Association of Assessing Officers’ (IAAO) in 2014 and 2015, conducting multiple presentations at state and regional conferences, including WINGAP; and he presented a session entitled, “A Modern Approach to Assessment Appeals” at the 2020 IAAO Virtual Conference.

Ross served as Chief Appraiser of the Richmond County Board of Assessors from 2010 to 2021; other professional experience as a Property Assessment Administrator include: Chief Appraiser of Monroe County (2008-2010), Deputy Chief Appraiser for Bibb County (2001-2008); and he has held other appraisal management duties including Senior Analyst/Special Properties Appraiser, Senior Residential Appraiser and Commercial Property Appraiser, from 1982 to 2000.

During Ross’ years of management, he is most proud of his involvement in the development of numerous Dept. of Revenue certified appraisers, which include three Assistant Deputy Chief Appraisers, three Deputy Chief Appraisers and two Chief Appraisers, as well as a number of front-line division supervisors.