The Greene County Auditor’s Office has been awarded the 2020 ESRI Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award given to select organizations from across the globe acknowledging their pioneering use of geospatial technology. Greene County was one of 180 organizations chosen from more than 100,000 worldwide. Winning organizations set new precedents throughout the GIS community.
The Greene County GIS team received the award for the development of the Equitable Property Valuation Application and Value Analysis Dashboard. These applications provide the public transparent access to easy to use tools regarding property valuations and will be used extensively as part of the 2020 county reappraisal process.
Greene County is raising the bar for GIS solutions within the State of Ohio by serving the Auditor’s needs to communicate information to the public regarding land records and property valuations. The work done by the Greene County GIS team has caught the eye of organizations throughout the country and held up as a model to others.
This is the second SAG award for the Auditor’s Office, having won the award previously in 2003. The Greene County GIS team is led by GIS Manager, Travis Owens, who has over 18 years of experience in local government GIS and recently won the Ohio Geographically Referenced Information Program (OGRIP) Best Practices Award for Ohio in 2019. Greene County GIS is a division of the Auditor’s Office under County Auditor David Graham.