By affirmation of the Colorado Assessors’ Association, Douglas County Assessor Lisa Frizell was named 2020 Assessor of the Year by the Association at its annual summer conference held Aug. 9-12, 2021.
A 23-year veteran of Douglas County government, Frizell was unanimously chosen by her peers and is only the second assessor from Douglas County to receive this prestigious honor. Association members, representing Colorado’s 64 counties, vote for one of their peers based on their contributions to the state, business conduct in office, and superior job performance.
“This award is a testament to the efforts of my amazing staff, and I am humbled and privileged to be recognized like this by my colleagues,” said Frizell.
Corbin Sakdol, Executive Director for the Colorado Assessors’ Association, and former Arapahoe County Assessor said, “Lisa is highly respected and a known leader within the Colorado Assessors’ Association and was unanimously elected to several officer roles including the 2021 Association President. She is always willing to share her years of experience and knowledge with other assessors to mentor and make all Colorado Assessors successful. Lisa is a tremendous asset to Douglas County citizens and as a representative for the Colorado Assessors’ Association.”
Frizell was elected Douglas County Assessor in November of 2014 and re-elected four years later. She began her career in the Assessor’s Office in 1998 as an analyst and has almost 24 years of assessment and appraisal experience.
“The award is clearly a reflection of the commitment Lisa has shown to her constituents during her tenure as County Assessor. I cannot think of an individual more deserving of it given the incredible sacrifice of time and energy that she has expended serving the citizens, managing her office, leading the Assessor’s Association and responding to recent legislation, especially the last two years. I am not surprised a bit that she was honored in this way,” remarked Toby Damisch, Chief Deputy Assessor for Douglas County.
“Lisa is a relentless advocate for her Douglas County constituents and highly respected leader in the Colorado assessment community. Considered a champion for innovation, Lisa has implemented remarkable improvements during her tenure which have brought tremendous benefits and transparency to Douglas County taxpayers. She is most deserving of this Colorado Assessor of the Year award and to be recognized with this honor,” added Keith Erffmeyer, City and County of Denver Assessor.
Frizell has previously been recognized for her commitment to government transparency and customer service, receiving the prestigious Center for Digital Government’s Government Experience Award in 2018 for the Douglas County Assessor’s website redesign.
The Douglas County Assessor’s Office discovers, lists, classifies, and values all real and business personal property in the County in accordance with state laws. Visit douglas.co.us/assessor to learn more.