About Us

About Us

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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A former state licensed home builder, Doug brings a wealth of knowledge in real estate to the Property Appraiser’s Office.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University with a major in real estate, along with twenty-five years of experience in property appraisal and assessment administration.   Doug is responsible for the administration of the office as a whole.  He is charged annually with tax roll compliance with the Department of Revenue, and also serves in the place of the Property Appraiser in his absence.  Areas of primary focus include; providing quality customer service, ensuring all exemptions are properly applied, and providing a fair and equitable assessment roll.  Aside from his duties in the office, Doug is a certified instructor for the IAAO and regularly teaches week-long courses in appraisal and assessment practices.
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 and holds certifications from Microsoft, Oracle and the IAAO. 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.
Gina has over 26 years of experience in the Property Appraiser’s office.  She graduated from Florida State University with her Bachelor of Science in Real Estate.  Gina is responsible for the production and submittal of all reports and data necessary for the annual tax roll certification to the Department of Revenue (DOR) and all taxing authorities.  Additionally, she is a liaison for the appraisal and management departments with software developers, to ensure administration, appraisal and tax roll processes are performed according to the requirements of business practices & Florida Statutes.
With 43  years of experience in the Leon County Property Appraiser’s Office, Michelle is responsible for the management of all financial  matters which 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 close out and audits are also a vital part of this position.  The Human Resource needs of all employees are handled daily and must be performed with utmost confidentiality.
New to the Property Appraiser’s Office, Amanda brings 17 years of County Government Experience. She graduated from Barry University with a Bachelor’s in Public Administration and holds the Certified Public Manager (CPM) designation. Passionate about Human Resources, Amanda‘s main goal is to ensure all employees have the tools and resources they need to be successful in the workplace. Amanda is also responsible for assisting the Director of Finance with payroll, accounts payable, and reports that are submitted monthly, quarterly and annually.
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 awarded by the International Association of Assessing Officers. With over 10 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 and the administration of property tax exemptions.
Ken, a U.S. Army veteran, has worked for the Leon County Property Appraiser for 14 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 are provided exceptional customer service.
With more than 13 years of experience with the Leon County Property Appraiser's Office, Valencia is responsible for aiding in conceptualizing, developing and facilitating the implementation of community outreach initiatives including; broadening community awareness of various property tax exemptions; the primary role and responsibility of our office; as well as promote and strengthen the relationship between the Property Appraiser's Office and the residents of the community we proudly serve. As a 16 year resident of the Capital City, with affiliations and membership of various local fraternal and service oriented organizations, she has a true zeal for serving and educating others.