Neil E. Morgan, Ringgold County Assessor was nominated and selected to receive the "Outstanding Member" Award at athe Iowa
State Association of Assessor's Annual Conference and School of Instruction held in Des Moines September 28 - October 1.
The recipient of this award is selected based on leadership qualities, professionalism and contributions to the
Morgan started his assessment career in 2000, when he was appointed Ringgold County Assessor. He is a member
of the Iowa State Association of Assessors (ISAA), and in 2008 he earned his Iowa Certified Assessor designation from the
Institute of Iowa Certified Assessors.
Morgan has served the ISAA in several capacities over the years, most
notably as the Chair of the Agland Committee and has become one of the foremost experts in the state regarding
agricultural land values and assessments. Every two years, Morgan uses his titme and knowledge to input the necessary
data into the ag land productivity formula for all counties to aid his fellow ISAA members in the calculation
of their agricultural land assessments.
Morgan resides in Mount Ayr.
Special surprise guests attending the award
presentation in Des Moines on September 30 included his mother Darlene Morgan, daughter Julie Neas, his daughter
Katie Routh and son-in-law Matt Routh, his grand children Ella Waske, Brody Neas, Claire Roth and his girlfriend
Morgan's deputy assessors Tara Lynch and Melinda England were also there.
Photograph courtesy of Mount Ayr Record-News
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, October of 2014