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By: Dorothy Jacks


By: Dorothy Jacks


Support Dorothy Jacks for Property Appraiser
By: Gary S. Lesser


Dorothy Jacks for Palm Beach County property appraiser | Opinion
By: Sun Sentinel Editorial Board

Working for Palm Beach County

As Chief Deputy, Dorothy co-manages the 250 staff members and the office’s 5 public service centers. Dorothy has put the public back in public service, serving on numerous county organizations including the Ethics Partnership Council, Women’s Foundation, League of Women Voters and the Economic Forum of Palm Beach County.
Dorothy Jacks designed, conceived and created the award winning Property Appraiser Public Access website named PAPA. PAPA provides full public access to appraisal value data, so there is complete transparency while ensuring taxpayer’s data is kept secure and safe. Recently Dorothy released a mobile version of PAPA to keep up with new technology (
Dorothy Jacks has risen up the ranks of the Property Appraiser’s office to her current position as Chief Deputy Property Appraiser. As a Certified Florida Evaluator and Assessment Administration Specialist Dorothy is the only qualified candidate running for Property Appraiser.
Dorothy is President-Elect of the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO), and was elected by her peers to lead the organization in setting standards for the appraisal industry. Dorothy Jacks is considered one of America’s Top Property Appraisers.

Get to know Dorothy

  • proud of PAPA
  • never been a politician
  • I love to travel
  • inspired by commitment
  • Growing up in Jamaica
  • all about our customers
  • “My husband Britt and I love to travel, but we love our home too. Like other Palm Beach County property owners, we count on the Property Appraiser’s office for a fair shake.”

    Dorothy Jacks


The Palm Beach Board of REALTORS® endorse Dorothy Jacks for Property Appraiser.
Dorothy's 27 years of experience combined with her vast understanding of Florida's appraisal laws make her the ideal choice to be our next Property Appraiser.
John Pickett, President, Palm Beach Board of REALTORS®
The Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Council of the MIAMI Association of REALTORS® endorse Dorothy Jacks for Property Appraiser.
Dorothy is a leader we trust to ensure the Appraiser's office continues to provide accurate and timely information to residents, business professionals and taxpayers.
Sue Gaieski, President, JTHS Council
I am supporting Dorothy Jacks because I believe her knowledge of how properties are appraised is critically important to all Palm Beach County property owners.
Anne Gannon, Palm Beach County Constitutional Tax Collector
Dorothy is an extraordinary women of integrity, talent, and action. I have known Dorothy while serving with her in various community and professional organization's for nearly 20 years. It is an honor to endorse Dorothy Jacks for Property Appraiser.
Nancy Lewis Heins, Consultant, Coach, of Change Strategies, Inc. and Spiritual Retreats LLC
Dorothy's experience speaks LOUD and CLEAR. Vote for Dorothy is a vote for efficient, effective management of the County Property Appraiser's Office, from the get go!
Edward Tedtmann
Dorothy's years of experience and commitment to Palm Beach County along with strong integrity and solution oriented focus make her a clear choice for the Office of Property Appraiser in 2016.
Katharine Murray
As a long time president of the Grandview Heights Neighborhood Association and an active member of the community serving on various city and county boards and councils, I strongly believe that it's important to have elected officials who have lived, worked and taken an active participation in the community as a whole, like Dorothy
Rick Rose
As our Palm Beach County Property Appraiser, Dorothy will undertake her duties with the highest standards of professionalism and courtesy that has been her hallmark throughout her exemplary career of public service.
Phil Growick