SANTA ROSA COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER
Greg Brown was elected to his first term as Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser in October 2000. He was re-elected in 2008 to his third term. He is a Certified Florida Appraiser as designated by the Department of Revenue.
He is a product of the Santa Rosa County Public School System, graduating from Milton High School. Greg also graduated from Pensacola Junior College and the University of West Florida.
His military experience includes 15+ years in the Florida National Guard and U.S. Army Reserves. Greg spent 5 years enlisted service and the remainder as a commissioned officer. Greg had basic officers training as a Transportation Officer and advanced officer training as a Signal Officer. During his time as a commissioned officer, Greg served to command three units in Northwest Florida.
Greg's community activities include:
United Way Board 2000 - 2005, Campaign Chairman 1981 and 2001, President 1982 and 2003
Member of the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO)
Member of the Florida Chapter International Association of Assessing Officers (FCIAAO)
Member of the Florida Association of Property Appraisers - Treasurer
Member of the Property Appraisers' Association of Florida (PAAF) 2001 - 2005, President 2005, Second Vice President 2004, Legislative Chairman 2004, Secretary 2001
Chamber Coalition Member (Santa Rosa Chamber, Pace Chamber, Jay Chamber, Navarre Chamber, Gulf Breeze Chamber)
Member of Navarre Chamber's Military Affairs Committee
Leadership Santa Rosa Graduate 2002 Class 16
Board of Governor's Leadership Alumni Committee
Prior Community Service Includes:
Pace Rotary Club Alumni
Blackwater River State Forest Citizens Liaison Panel
Policy member of the Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) Committee
Youth Sports; Member of the Pace High School Quarterback Club, President 1999-2000; Pace High School Advisory Council 2001
Greg was honored to be selected the Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce's "Man of the Year" for 2005
Greg has been recognized for his ability to work in natural disasters by his article "Planning for Disaster and Recovery" published in the Fair and Equitable Magazine of the International Association of Assessing Officers in March 2006. This magazine is distributed to nearly 8,000 assessment professionals in 20 countries. Greg was nominated for the IAAO's Donehoo Essay Award for his article.
Greg is dedicated to providing Service, Commitment and Security to the public. Since his election as the Property Appraiser, being proactive, Greg has provided several "First" accomplishments within Santa Rosa County. Including, but not limited to, Greg is:
The First Elected Constitutional Official or county department to implement comment cards for taxpayer input on customer service
The First Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser to have Saturday hours during the Homestead filing period for property owners to file for Homestead Exemption without any additional budget costs to the taxpayer.
The First Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser to have an office open one day a week in North Santa Rosa County in Jay, Florida.
The First Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser to have identification emblems on county cars, identifying shirts, ID badges, and Business cards for staff to identify themselves to the property owner.
Greg made a damage assessment presentation to the Florida Chapter of the International Association of Assessing Officers: the Florida Department of Revenue's Continuing Education Conference; Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas Counties; presented in August 2006 to Florida Tax Collectors at their Continuing Education Conference given by the Florida Department of Revenue and made a presentation at the International Conference of the international Association of Assessing Officers on this topic.
After Hurricane Ivan, Greg actively pursued the legislature in Tallahassee for an Ad Valorem reimbursement for those individuals who were displaced due to damage to their homes for 60 days or more. The legislature in special session approved this initiative. This reimbursed our county citizens who suffered hurricanes damage over $1.5 million dollars. Also, in the following general legislative session, Greg pursued and is credited for Santa Rosa County receiving funds to help with the cost associated with the destruction caused by Hurricane Ivan. With the help of the Northwest Florida Legislative Delegation, Santa Rosa County Commission received $1.5 million dollars.
Greg has been in the appraisal industry for nearly 40 years. His major goal, as Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser, is to enhance public awareness of the assessment process and the variety of information available through the Appraiser's Office