Ascension Parish Assessor’s Office Deputy Gains Certification

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Ascension Parish Assessor Mert Smiley with Deputy Assessor Jenny Petite.

Congratulations to Jenny Petite on receiving her credentials as a Certified Deputy Assessor. Jenny has been employed with the Assessor’s Office since January, 2014. She began the coursework to gain her credentials in February of 2015 and had successfully completed the program, which entails an all-around comprehensive approach to certification, with no interruptions in just over a year. Jenny received her pin last week. The distinctive certification coursework is administered by the International Association of Assessing Offices in different venues throughout the country and abroad.

“I am very proud of Jenny’s accomplishment. This is no easy feat, I can assure you,” said Assessor Smiley, having completed the coursework to become certified himself in 2014. “I will continue to encourage all of our deputies to become certified or receive whatever training that’s available to them in their prescribed duties.”

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