2014-10-03 / Community

Resident wins Maine award in assessing

South Portland resident David G. Sawyer, assessor for the town of Windham, was recognized by the Maine Association of Assessing Officers as the Maine Assessor of the Year. The award, which recognizes leadership, integrity and professionalism and is chosen by the recipient’s peers, was given at the Maine Association of Assessing Officers annual fall conference at Sebasco Estates in Phippsburg.

Sawyer has worked in the assessing profession for more than 30 years, serving in the towns of New Gloucester, Gray, Falmouth, Gorham and, for the last 10 years, the town of Windham. He has served as president both of Maine’s assessing organizations, as well as serving on numerous committees and is a past recipient of the Northeast Regional Association of Assessing Officers Sherry Vermilya Award.

He is certified by the International Association of Assessing Officers as an instructor for assessors, and is a qualified instructor by the Appraisal Foundation for real estate appraisers. He is widely regarded as a dedicated and caring teacher and mentor.

The award ceremony was attended by more than 100 colleagues, Sawyer’s wife, Elizabeth (also an assessor, for South Portland and Westbrook), his son Eric, as well as Windham Council Chairman Thomas Gleason and Town Manager Tony Plante, who accepted a plaque for the town of Windham.

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