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Washington County Assessor Jason Cockerill’s hard work is being recognized across the state.

This month, he has been named Indiana Assessor of the Year, Southeast District Assessor of the Year and has been assigned to the Association of Indiana Counties (AIC) Legislative Committee, as well as being named Outstanding County Assessor.

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Jason Cockerill is one of the youngest assessors in Indiana
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Pictured from left to right: Assessors’ Association President Judy Sharp, Monroe County Assessor; 2013 Outstanding County Assessor Award recipient Jason Cockerill, Washington County Assessor; and AIC President Penny Lukenbill, Marshall County Auditor.

Cockerill was nominated for the Indiana Assessor of the Year award by the southeast district assessor’s for giving significant time to the betterment of the Indiana County Assessor’s Association.

District members voted to give him the nomination and all the county assessor’s in the state voted in the election to award him the title of assessor of the year.

The Association of Indiana Counties (AIC) announced Wednesday that Washington County Assessor Jason Cockerill received the 2013 Outstanding County Assessor Award.  The award recognized his contributions made to county government throughout his years of public service.

Cockerill began serving Washington County as Assessor in 2008.

Prior to becoming the County Assessor, Cockerill worked with the Family and Social Services Administration. He also worked in the Washington County Prosecutor’s Office. Cockerill currently serves as Indiana’s Representative to the International Association of Assessing Officers. He is the district president for the Indiana county Assessors Board of Directors for the Southeast District, and is a member of the AIC Legislative Committee and the AIC Awards Committee.

AIC presented the award during its Annual Conference, the state’s largest gathering of county officials. The four-day conference included an array of workshops and breakout sessions designed specifically for county officeholders. Officials met in Switzerland County along with representatives from public agencies and private entities. Conference topics addressed a variety of issues concerning local governments, including: how federal health care reform affects counties, government administration, funding county services, and taking full advantage of road dollars.

The Outstanding County Assessor award comes from the Association of Indiana Counties. The Assessor of the Year award comes from the Indiana County Assessor’s Association.

“I’m honored to have even been nominated for this award, let alone to be chosen by my fellow assessors,” said Cockerill. “I really enjoy my job and the work I do for Washington County and the State of Indiana.”

Cockerill told WSLM this morning on Coffee Club he earned the award because of the service he and his staff give the  public. “I couldn’t have done it without my staff.”

Cockerill was honored at an awards banquet at the annual summer assessor’s conference.