Meet the Property Appraiser

Property Appraiser Jim OvertonJim Overton, CFA
Property Appraiser
Duval County, Florida

Overton is a fifth-generation Floridian and a native of Jacksonville's westside. He was elected Duval County Property Appraiser in 2003 and reelected in 2007 and 2011.
 
Public service is a family tradition for Overton. His grandfather served in the Florida Legislature, and several cousins have served on Florida county commissions or in the legislature. Overton was elected to the Jacksonville City Council in November 1992 and reelected in 1995 and 1999.
 
Appraisal:
Certified Florida Appraiser (CFA); Member, Florida Association of Property Appraisers; Member, International Association of Assessing Officers; Florida Real Estate Broker - Voluntarily Inactive; Admissions and Certification Committee, Florida Department of Revenue.
 
Education:
University of North Florida, Master of Public Administration; Washington & Lee University, Cum Laude B.S. in Commerce.
 
Prior Government Experience:
Jacksonville City Council President 1997-98, Vice-president 1996-97, Rules Chairman 1994-95, Finance Chairman 1996-97, Public Services Chairman 1995-96, Historical Buildings Task Force Chairman 2001-02.
 
Prior Business Experience:
28 years in private sector; CEO regional electronics engineering company.
 
Honors and Achievements:
•FL Association of Property Appraisers - 2012 President’s Award
•Northeast FL Association of Realtors - 2007 Public Official of the Year
•FL Association of Property Appraisers - 2006 Legislative Award
•University of North Florida, College of Arts and Sciences - 2001 Outstanding Alumnus Award
•Pi Alpha Alpha - Public Administration National Honor Society
•Nature Conservancy - Conservation Award
•Boy Scouts of America - Silver Beaver Award
•Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce - Leadership Award
•Jacksonville Historical Society - Preservation Award
•Greenscape - Canopy Award
•Rotary Club of West Jacksonville - Shircliff Award
•Riverside-Avondale Preservation Inc. - Public Service Award
•Jacksonville Children's Commission - Hero Award
•1988 Marine Corps Marathon, Finisher
 
Present Civic Involvement:
•UNF Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program, Stakeholder Advisory Committee, Chair
•YMCA - North FL Metro Area Board Member
•Great Muskogee District BSA, Finance Committee Member
•First Coast Tiger Bay Club, Board Member
•Timucuan Trail Parks Foundation, Board Member
•North Florida Soaring Society, Board Member
•Florida Tax Watch, Member
•Rotary Club of West Jacksonville, 27 years perfect attendance
 
Past Civic Involvement:
•Florida Association of Property Appraisers, President
•Troop 2 Boy Scouts of America, Committee Chair
•Leadership Florida, Class XXXVIII
•First Coast Tiger Bay Club, President
•JCCI St. Johns River Study, Advocacy Chairman
•Rotary Club of West Jacksonville, President
•Jacksonville Housing Partnership, Board Member
•Boy Scouts of America, Muskogee District Chairman
•Cecil Field Naval Air Station Redevelopment Commission
•Riverside Presbyterian Day School, Board Member
•Theatre Jacksonville - oldest continually producing community theatre in America
•JCCI Study Groups Race Relations, Municipal Financial Health, St. Johns River
•Volunteer Jacksonville - city-wide volunteer coordination
•JaxPride - coalition for visual enhancement
 
Hobbies:
•Golf, music, outdoor adventures, private pilot
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