Quincy Township’s Gasko honored by Illinois Property Assessment Institute for outstanding achievement

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Ken Crowley, Rockford Township Assessor and Illinois Property Assessment Institute board of directors secretary, is pictured with Lisa Gasko, Quincy Township assessor and winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award. | Photo courtesy of the Illinois Property Assessment Institute

QUINCY — Quincy Township Assessor Lisa Gasko recently was awarded the Outstanding Achievement in Property Assessment Award in recognition of her long career in property assessment, contributions to the industry and dedication to the people of her community.

Gasko received the award at the Illinois Property Assessment Institute’s 65th annual state conference held at the Marriott Hotel in Normal.

Nominees for the annual Outstanding Achievement in Property Assessment Award are submitted from around Illinois. The winner is determined by the board of directors of the Illinois Property Assessment Institute. Gasko was nominated for the award by several colleagues from throughout Illinois.

Gasko has served as Quincy Township assessor since 2016. She previously worked for more than 20 years in the Adams County Supervisor of Assessments office. She holds the Certified Illinois Assessing Officer designation from the Illinois Property Assessment Institute.

In a press release, Quincy Township supervisor Cindy Brink said, “Lisa has shown herself to be a strong community leader. She has continued to show her knowledge in the assessment field as well as partner with the community on a personal and business level.”

“Lisa was the first township assessor in Illinois to use spatial aerial flight technology to affirm assessment accuracy,” retired Tazewell County Supervisor of Assessments Gary Twist said. “Her leadership has provided significant advancement and improvement to her office.”

The Illinois Property Assessment Institute is a non-profit organization established to elevate professional standards and provide educational opportunities to property assessment professionals throughout Illinois. For more than 50 years, IPAI has been the preferred credentialing and education provider for the property assessment industry within the state of Illinois. In Illinois, individuals who desire to be elected or appointed to the position of township or county assessor are required to hold a designation (similar to a certification). The IPAI owns and confers the Certified Illinois Assessing Officer designation, the primary designation used to be an elected or appointed assessor. Learn more at IPAIeducation.org.

The Outstanding Achievement in Property Assessment Award was established to recognize the
accomplishments of people in the Illinois property assessment profession who go above and
beyond the call in their daily duty and service to the people of their jurisdiction. Nominees are
judged on the accuracy of their assessments, innovations implemented within their office, ability
to collaborate with other stakeholders and maintaining the public trust through high ethical
standards.

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