For IAAO Executive Board Region 3

David B. Baker, PPS

Director of Local Government Division
North Carolina Department of Revenue
Raleigh, North Carolina

In 1984, I started my career when I conducted my first reappraisal at the county level. In 1988, I was hired as a Real Property Specialist with the NC Department of Revenue and took over the Department’s Personal Property Section in 1993. I became the Assistant Director of the Property Tax Division in 2003 and for over the last 14 years have served as Director. In 2011, I led the transition to form the Local Government Division of NCDOR.

I am a firm believer that education is the key to the advancement of our profession and vital to improving the appraisal and assessment practices in all jurisdictions. IAAO is the world leader in assessment education and I have supported the advancement of our education programs throughout my career. As an IAAO instructor and a course developer, I will bring a unique prospective to the board. Over the last two years, I have had the privilege of serving on IAAO’s Body of Knowledge, which has given me the opportunity to review and help develop the direction of our course material with the goal of making sure we are providing the correct material in the most effective manner possible.

With my 32 years of experience in property tax and as an instructor and course developer, I believe I can serve IAAO well and I ask for your support as a candidate for the IAAO Executive Board.


  • Continue implementation of Vision 2020, Strategic Plan, and Body of Knowledge
  • Make education more accessible with more on-line and web based services.
  • Committee restructuring to engage more members
  • More outreach to grow membership, looking at ways to engage younger professionals while keeping our current members involved.


  • Master Public Administration from North Carolina State University
  • Bachelor of Science from North Carolina State University