(Lexington, KY) –Fayette Property Valuation Administrator (PVA) David O’Neill accepted an award yesterday, on behalf of his office, acknowledging the improvements in technologies and services implemented over the past year.
At the annual PVA Conference, the Kentucky PVA Association presented Mr. O’Neill with the Outstanding Assessment Jurisdiction Award for the Fayette County PVA Office. The association takes into account improvements made in the last two years; Mr. O’Neill has only been in office for 18 months.
“I want to thank my peers in the PVA Association for recognizing the many positive changes we’ve made in the Fayette PVA Office,” said Mr. O’Neill. “The staff is dedicated to public service and does an outstanding job each and every day. They earned this award.”
Since Mr. O’Neill took office in March 2009, the Fayette County PVA Office has increased the number of new Homestead Exemption recipients by 69%, invested in aerial photography and software to improve assessment accuracy, sold unnecessary fleet vehicles and implemented financial transparency policies unmatched by other government agencies.
“We’ve accomplished a great deal in a short amount of time, but there’s a lot more for us to do and I look forward to building on the improvements we made to make the Fayette PVA Office even more responsive and user-friendly.”
David O’Neill was appointed by Governor Steve Beshear on February 11, 2009 to fill the unexpired term of Fayette County PVA. The Kentucky Constitution designates the PVA offices as the administrators of "ad valorem" taxes, including residential, tangible and commercial property taxes as well as setting taxable values on vehicles and watercraft. The Fayette PVA Office is dedicated to assessing property in the most fair, equitable and timely manner possible.