Erroll G. Williams To Be Sworn in To Third Term As Orleans’ First Single Assessor

NEW ORLEANS – Orleans Parish Assessor Erroll G. Williams will take his third oath of office as the city’s single assessor on Tuesday, Jan. 1, at 11 a.m. It's a position he was re-elected to without opposition during the 2018 municipal elections. The ceremony will take place at Dillard University (2601 Gentilly Blvd.), in the Professional Schools and Sciences Building in Georges Auditorium.

Details were shared in a press release. 

Assessor Williams said he remains committed to ensuring a fair and equitable citywide assessment process that is delivered in a courteous and professional manner.

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He will continue to provide consistent valuation of properties by re-evaluating current assessment practices and leveraging modern data-collection efforts. He also will continue to fairly assess property, upgrade technology and improve public service within an expanded website and internet-based services.

As Orleans Parish assessor, Williams oversees one of the state’s largest tax assessment rolls, valued at $6.8 billion, including 165,318 parcels and 10,859 businesses.

On Nov. 7, 2006, Louisiana voters passed a measure (RS 47: 1901, Paragraph B) that reduced the number of assessors in Orleans Parish from seven to one. All other parishes in Louisiana have only one assessor. 

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Assessor Williams previously served 26 years as the Third Municipal District’s assessor before getting elected to the single assessor position in 2011. Assessor Williams’ Third Municipal District was the largest of seven within the City of New Orleans. 

He is a certified Louisiana assessor and holds a Louisiana real estate license. In addition to his years of experience as a parish assessor, Williams held various executive offices within the city of New Orleans, including chief administrative officer (1984-85) and director of finance (1978-84). His esteemed career also includes time with Alexander Grant & Co. certified public accountants (1975-78) and as an internal auditor with Goldman, Sachs, & Co., Investment Bankers (1971-73). 

Assessor Williams is a graduate of Joseph S. Clark Senior High School. Williams received his bachelors of arts degree in accounting from Dillard University. His post-graduate studies include a master in business administration (MBA) from Tulane University in accounting and finance.

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Williams is the son of the late Lucille Williams. He has been married 46 years to Cynthia Rich Williams. He has two daughters, Erica Williams and Enjoli Williams Nelson; and a son-in-law Lawrence J. Nelson, Jr.

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