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Cecil JacksonCecil Jackson is the Tax Director for Gaston County’s Tax Department. Cecil is from Boone, NC and holds a Bachelor’s degree in public administration from Appalachian State University. Cecil has more than 20 years of experience working with the Mecklenburg County Tax Office and has been in the tax field for more than 28 years.

Cecil has been a member of IAAO for 27 years and was Chair of the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) Professional Development Committee in 2019. The organization awarded Jackson its 2019 Verne W. Pottorff, CAE Professional Designee of the Year award, Public Information Program Award, and the Distinguished Jurisdiction Award. He also serves as a member of the Board of Director’s for the International Association of Assessing Officers 2020-2022 and is a member of the Strategic Plan Task Force 2020-2021. He is certified as an IAAO Residential Evaluation Specialist (RES) and Assessment Administration Specialist (AAS) Designation.