FRANKFORT, KY: Governor Ernie Fletcher has named Marian Davis commissioner of the Finance and Administration Cabinet's Department of Property Valuation. Davis’ appointment is effective June 1, 2004.
Davis has been the Laurel County Property Valuation Administrator since December 1998. Prior to being elected to that position, Davis worked for 25 years as a deputy in the property valuation administrator's office. She will be leaving her post April 30, 2004.
"Mrs.Davis's years of experience and expertise make her uniquely qualified for this position,” stated Governor Fletcher. "She is an example of how this administration is reaching out to all parts of Kentucky to attract highly skilled individuals.”
The Department for Property Valuation consists of the divisions of local valuation, state valuation and technical support. The commissioner oversees the local property tax assessment and collection process for real property and the state's central assessment and collection programs for public service properties, coal properties and motor vehicles.
"We are very pleased to have someone with Marian's experience assuming this role,” Finance and Administration Cabinet Secretary Robbie Rudolph said. "London's loss is Frankfort's gain.”
When a PVA resigns, an interim is appointed until the Governor names a replacement. This is the only instance where an individual may serve as a PVA without passing the required PVA exam.
The PVA exam consists of 100 questions that test vocabulary, reading comprehension and mathematics. Candidates may take the PVA exam on Friday, June 11 at the Laurel Campus of Somerset Community College in London. Results of the examination will be posted on Revenue's web site and a list of qualified candidates will be sent to the Governor's Office. An appointee will be selected from this list to serve until the November 2004 general election.