Jerry Holland, Property Appraiser Duval County, Florida
Jerry Holland was re-elected as Duval County Property Appraiser in March 2019. For his second term his focus will be on seeing more of his staff earn their professional designations in order to be able to serve the public fully apprised of all the latest knowledge pertaining to their respective fields. Disseminating accurate information and providing solutions to taxpayers is an integral part of the service offering of the Duval County Property Appraiser’s Office, as such Mr. Holland feels the continued education, development and investment in staff is a key component to ensuring customer’s needs are met. Additionally, Mr. Holland would like to continue improvements to ensure accuracy and transparency in all areas of operations within the office.
When elected without opposition in 2015, as Duval County Property Appraiser one of Mr. Holland’s first priorities as Property Appraiser was to take an aggressive approach investigating and combating exemption fraud. As of today more than 2600 property owners have been found in non-compliance and over $15.9 million in back taxes, penalties and interest has been lien. Holland says, "It is important to make sure those entitled to exemptions receive them, but those not entitled, must pay the consequences."
Prior, Jerry served as Supervisor of Elections for ten years, restoring trust in local elections. During that time he registered more than 64,415 students in Countywide Student Voter Registration Drives. His office was known for having the most current election system for tabulation and voter check-in in the state, welcoming over 68 countries visiting from around the world to see how successful elections were conducted.
Holland also served on the Jacksonville City Council and as the President of the Jacksonville City Council. While on the City Council Holland introduced and saw adopted 1999-897-E Legislation to give low-income seniors an additional Homestead Exemption and 2003-599-E Legislation that established an exemption for Granny Flats, the living quarters of grandparents and parents living with their children.
Holland served as President of the Northeast Regional Planning Council, President of the Florida State Association of Supervisor of Elections, Chairman, Duval County Tourist Development Council, Finance Chair, Jacksonville City Council and Treasurer Florida Association of Property Appraisers.
Holland was chosen twice as Elected Official of the Year by the Northside Business Leaders Inc.
Holland earned a Master's degree in Education and his Bachelor of Business Administration in Transportation and Logistics from the University of North Florida. He is a State of Florida certified General Contractor, Real Estate Broker and Certified Florida Appraiser. Holland has worked over 38 years in the Real Estate Industry.