Ascension Assessor pinned as state certified assessor

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Louisiana Assessors Association President Lee Brown presenting Certification Pin to Assessor M.J. Mert Smiley.

Ascension Assessor M.J. "Mert" Smiley received his ceremonial pin honoring his achievement of becoming a Certified Louisiana Assessor during the Louisiana Assessors Association's 83rd Annual Conference. All newly certified assessors and deputies along with newly appointed and outgoing officers of the LAA were recognized during the March 24 ceremony. Assessor Smiley and his Chief Deputy Justin Champlin completed their certification requirements last year.

Smiley serves on the Louisiana Assessors Association Board of Directors, and the Legislative Committee.

Smiley and his wife Ina live in Lake, Louisiana.