Gov. Asa Hutchinson has named Benton County Assessor Bear Chaney as director of the Arkansas Assessment Coordination Department. It’s the agency that makes sure property assessment procedures for purposes of assessing the property tax meet statutory and constitutional muster.

Chaney, a Bella Vista resident, has decades of experience in real estate and as an assessor, a Hutchinson release said.

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Debra Asbury had been director of the division since 1989. Hutchinson decided to make a change.

 

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