Jordan Z. Marks


County of San Diego

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2023 Emerging Professional Award presented to Assessor Jordan Z. Marks

News Date
Aug 15, 2023

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) is pleased to announce that the Honorable Jordan Z. Marks of San Diego County, California, is the recipient of the 2023 Emerging Professional Award. Assessor Marks was elected to his first term in 2022 and has been a member of IAAO since 2020.


This award is presented to an IAAO member who has, comparatively early in his or her career, made a significant contribution to IAAO by demonstrating leadership in the organization, participating in various IAAO activities, assisting other members and working toward the realization of IAAO’s mission. Jordan is one of the youngest serving elected officials in California and the youngest assessor in a major jurisdiction in the US. As an IAAO Representative, he is committed to advancing IAAO’s Core Values of diversity, equity and inclusion in his office in San Diego County.


That same commitment provided San Diegans unprecedented property tax savings, topping $260 million. Including $32.8 million for homeowners and seniors, $18.7 million for disabled veterans, and over $210 million for renters, schools, charitable organizations, churches, affordable housing and homeless services.


These advancements earned Jordan the Emerging Professional Award. This prestigious award was presented during the IAAO’s 89th Annual International Conference on Assessment Administration, held Aug. 27 – Aug. 30, 2023, in Salt Lake City. “IAAO congratulates Jordan on receiving the award and look forward to him continuing to serve the industry and association,” said IAAO interim Executive Director Ashley Lathrop.


“I am honored to receive this esteemed IAAO Award,” Assessor Marks continued, “This Award could not have been possible without the great team here in the San Diego County Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk’s office.  Their hard work and focus on putting the customer first make Awards like this possible.”


IAAO’s Awards Program recognizes exceptional achievements in various areas of the valuation profession. Awards are given in over 20 categories ranging from jurisdictional public information programs to research on property appraisal and tax administration.


Founded in 1934, IAAO sets the best practice standards for mass appraisal and property tax policy. IAAO serves more than 8,000 members globally with the world’s premiere assessment library, professional designations, leading industry publications and other resources. IAAO’s mission is to promote excellence in property appraisal, assessment administration and property tax policy through innovative professional development, education, research and technical assistance.  Visit or contact

IAAO at or 816-701-8100 for information on IAAO, Conference, or the Awards Program. 


Also featured in:

-- College Times Courier, a monthly community newspaper

October 2023 “News Briefs” column (scroll down for the 7th story from the top)

County Assessor Jordan Marks receives 2023 Emerging Professional Award

-- The Coast News, a North County community weekly newspaper

“Who’s News” column, 10/06/2023 (scroll down to end of the column)

San Diego County Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk Jordan Marks was named as the recipient of the International Association of Assessing Officers’ 2023 Emerging Professional award.

-- The Fallbrook Village News, a local community news website, 9/28/2023

County Assessor Marks recognized with Emerging Professional Award from international trade group

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