The Property Tax Code requires the Texas Comptroller to appoint a technical advisory committee to provide professional and practical expertise to the agency’s Property Tax Division. The committee reviews and comments on the methodology used to conduct the division’s annual property value study (PVS).
While the committee in the past has consisted of between five to eight members, recently the Comptroller increased the membership to 20 members. The current committee’s membership includes:Bill Allaway, President, Texas Taxpayers & Research Association; AustinThe committee met August 12 in an organizational meeting at the Comptroller’s office to review the current methodology and issues affecting the PVS.
Stanton Brown, Chief Appraiser, Knox County Appraisal District, Benjamin;
Dan Casey, public education funding expert, Moak, Casey & Associates, Austin;
Art Cory, Chief Appraiser, Travis Central Appraisal District, Austin;
Dennis Deegear, Vice President for Complex Properties, Capitol Appraisal Group, Inc., Austin;
Rick Fine, Attorney, Austin;
Craig Foster, Special Advisor, The Equity Center, Austin;
David Gilliland, Attorney, Clark Thomas & Winters, Austin;
Kenneth Graeber, Tax Consultant, Marvin Poer & Company, Houston;
Mike Jolly, Deputy Superintendent/Chief Financial Officer, Round Rock Independent School District, Round Rock;
Lonnie Jones, Ph.D., Department of Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University, College Station;
Rostam Kavoussi, Ph.D., Consultant, Kavoussi & Associates, San Antonio;
Ron Knight, PhD., a former Assistant Superintendent for Highland Park Independent School District, Plano;
Betsy Price, Tax Assessor-Collector, Tarrant County, Fort Worth;
Gwendolyn Santiago, Executive Director, Texas Association of School Business Officials, Austin;
A. C. Schwethelm, President of Schwethelm & Associates, Comfort;
The Honorable Todd Staples, State Senator, District 3, Palestine;
Alonzo Vega, Chief Appraiser, Hidalgo County Appraisal District, Edinburg;
Ed Wendler, Attorney, Lockhart; and
Buck Wood, Attorney, Ray Wood & Bonilla, Austin.
The Comptroller appreciates these members who have taken time from their busy schedules to offer their expertise and knowledge and to volunteer their service to the state of Texas.