Your Assessor’s Office has a qualified staff of professionals who have been certified and maintain their certification through continued education. Professional designations through IAAO provides additional opportunity to maintain the highest qualifications available for our staff. Our staff will make every effort to be citizen friendly and preserve an open door to our community.
M.J. “Mert” Smiley, Jr., CLA
Being a lifelong resident of Ascension Parish, I have seen it change from a rural farming community to a vibrant residential and industrial giant. I spent 30 years in the automobile industry in several capacities, and over 15 of those years as a small business owner. For the past 16 years, I have proudly served the public: 8 years as District 88 House of Representatives and 8 years as your Ascension Parish Assessor.
Recently, I was elected without opposition for a third 4-year term. I have been married for the last 48 years to my best friend and wife, Ina H. Smiley. One of my proudest achievements is providing you, the good citizens of Ascension Parish, the most modern and efficient Assessor’s Office in the State of Louisiana because you deserve the very best.
Justin Champlin, AAS, CLDA
Chief Deputy Assessor
Holly Sheets, CLDA
Eastside Office Manager, Operations Director and Appraisal Director
Dana Washington, CLDA
Westside Office Manager and Transfer Manager
Human Resource Manager and Public Relations
Kim Latino, CLDA
Special Projects Coordinator
Amanda Lemon, CLDA
Austin Courville, CLDA
Deputy Assessor – Commercial
Kate Babin, CLDA
Deputy Assessor – Personal Property and Public Service
Jenny Petite, CLDA
GIS/Mapping Deputy Assessor
Deputy Assessor – Exemption Coordinator
Lisa Jones, CLDA
Deputy Assessor – Mobile Home Coordinator
Gaelyn Lambert, CLDA
Mercedes Hanna, CLDA
Our team is ready to help.
Whether you’re looking for Administration, Transfer Division, or Appraisal Division our team is easily accessible and ready to help your needs. Contact us today!