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Real Property Tax Appeals Commission
 

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Composition of the RPTAC

§ 47-825.01a.  Real Property Tax Appeals Commission.
 
(a)  (1)  (A) There is established the Real Property Tax Appeals Commission for the District of Columbia ("Commission") to review real property assessments and classifications and to hear other appeals. The Commission shall have jurisdiction over any appeal timely filed with the Board of Real Property Assessments and Appeals in accordance with the provisions of § 47-825.01(f-1).

(B)  The Commission shall be comprised of

(i) A full-time Chairperson;
(ii) A full-time Vice Chairperson;
(iii) Four full-time Commissioners; and
(iv) Eight part-time Commissioners,        

(C) The part-time members of the Commission shall be compensated on an hourly basis and shall hear cases of single-family residential property or any noncommercial real property assessed during the administrative review at $ 3 million or less (or under the notice of assessment if the administrative review is unavailable); provided, that the Chairperson may assign part-time members to hear cases of other real property assessments.

(D)      (i) The Chairperson of the Commission shall be a District of Columbia certified general appraiser with at least 5 years of professional experience.

(ii) The Vice-Chairperson of the Commission shall be an active member of the District of Columbia Bar with at least 5 years of real estate professional experience.

(iii) Full-time Commissioners shall have at least 5 years of professional commercial real estate experience.

(iv) All Commissioners shall be active members of the District of Columbia Bar, District certified general real estate appraisers, certified public accountants, mortgage bankers, licensed District real estate brokers, or persons possessing significant real property experience.
 

Real Property Tax Appeals Commission Membership

Members Role Confirmation Date Term Ending
Gregory Syphax Chairperson July 13, 2012 April 30, 2018
Richard Amato, Esq. Vice Chairperson July 13, 2012;
reconfirmed July 14, 2015
April 30, 2019
May S. Chan Commissioner July 13, 2012;
reconfirmed April 17, 2014
April 30, 2018
Cliftine Jones Commissioner July 13, 2012 April 30, 2018
Frank Sanders Commissioner July 13, 2012;
reconfirmed December 4, 2012
April 30, 2017
Stacie Scott Turner Commissioner July 14, 2015 April 30, 2019
Karla Christensen Part-Time Commissioner July 13, 2012;
reconfirmed June 18, 2013
April 30, 2017
Donald Isaac, Jr. Part-Time Commissioner July 13, 2012;
reconfirmed September 24, 2014
April 30, 2018
Alvin Jackson Part-Time Commissioner May 7, 2013 April 30, 2017
Eric Jenkins, Esq. Part-Time Commissioner July 14, 2015 April 30, 2019
John Neil Ollivierra Part-Time Commissioner March 24, 2014 April 30, 2018
James “Skip” Walker, Jr. Part-Time Commissioner July 13, 2012 April 30, 2018
Sean Warfield Part-Time Commissioner December 4, 2012 April 20, 2016
Trent Williams Part-Time Commissioner July 13, 2012;
reconfirmed July 14, 2015
April 30, 2019

Updated July 17, 2015