Meet the Appraiser
Honorable Scott P. Russell, CFA
Scott has been in the appraisal industry since 1991. After studying real estate in college, he came back to his home town to embark on his appraisal career. He is an appraiser by trade, beginning his career as a residential appraiser covering the entire county from Key West to Ocean Reef. He obtained his State-Certified Residential License in 1995, and subsequently obtained his State-Certified General appraisal license in 2003 which expanded his expertise into the commercial appraisal sector. He completed thousands of appraisals during his private-sector career right here in Monroe County.
In 2007, he embarked on his career at the Monroe County Property Appraiser's Office as a field appraiser and diligently worked his way up through the ranks to Residential Supervisor and then to Chief Deputy for the entire county. In January of 2013, he was sworn in as the Property Appraiser. Since that time, he has worked vigorously to bring new technology to the appraiser's office with valuation tools to aid in more accurate assessments, high-level aerial imagery and the embarkation of a new Computer- Assisted Mass Appraisal System (CAMA). This system will be live in the Fall of 2016 and will increase accuracy, efficiency and productivity in the Property Appraiser's Office.
Scott is a State-Certified General Real Estate Appraiser licensed through the State of Florida. He earned his designation as a Certified Florida Appraiser (CFA) and Certified Florida Evaluator (CFE) from the Florida Department of Revenue by completing over 120 hours of professional appraisal courses with the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO).
He is currently a member of the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO), an association which represents mass and ad-valorem appraisers throughout the world, and the Florida Chapter of the IAAO. In addition, he is a member of the Property Appraisers Association of Florida (PAAF), which represents property appraisers state-wide. He is also a member of the Key West Sunrise Rotary Club and Key West Chamber of Commerce.
Scott and his wife Dianne, a local school teacher, are the proud parents of three daughters, Kaitlyn, Amber and Emily. When not working, Scott enjoys time with his family and chasing the little white ball around the golf course!