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Assessor's Office recognizes its graduates completing certification requirements

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Pictured is Ascension Parish Assessor, M.J. “Mert” Smiley, Kate Babin, Mercedes Hanna and Laurie Bastin, the newly certified deputies.

The Ascension Parish Assessor's Office announced that three of their employees recently completed 135 hours of IAAO (International Association of Assessors' Offices) courses to become Certified Louisiana Deputy Assessors. Graduates from across the state were honored at the Louisiana Assessors' Office Association's Convention which was held in Lake Charles, La in March of this year.

Pictured is Ascension Parish Assessor, M.J. "Mert" Smiley, Kate Babin, Mercedes Hanna and Laurie Bastin, the newly certified deputies.

"I am very proud of them and the job they are doing in the Assessor's Office," said Assessor Smiley.