Ed Crapo
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  • Office Hours:
    Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm

    Office Phone:
    (352) 374-5230

    Office Fax:
    (352) 374-5278

    515 North Main Street
    Suite 200
    Gainesville, Fl 32601

    Custodian of Public Records:
    Property Appraiser

    Records Management Liaison Officer:
    Jim Durrance
    (352) 338-3243

Honorable Edward A. Crapo, CFA, ASA, AAS

Alachua County Property Appraiser since 1981

Over forty years of real estate, appraisal, mass appraisal, geographic information systems, cadastre and property tax administration experience. First elected to the position of Alachua County Property Appraiser in 1980, he has continually served in this position. Under his leadership this office has successfully transitioned from a paper and file cabinet operation to a highly sophisticated computer environment. He has consulted with other governments in the U.S. and abroad and established a solid reputation as a leader and manager highly skilled in analyzing problems, establishing and fostering functional organizational units and structure and developing and implementing solutions for increased business effectiveness.


Bachelor of Arts, 1970, Hobart College, Geneva, New York


  • 1981 – Present – Alachua County Property Appraiser
  • Responsible for the valuation, assessment and administration of Alachua County’s roughly 100,000 real property parcels and 13,000 tangible personal property parcels. During his tenure the tax rolls have increased from $1.5 billion to over $23 billion. Prepares and administers a $4 million dollar operational budget. Manages a staff of 55 and administers the property exemption and classification programs.
  • Initiated and supervised a Total Quality Management Program which was awarded the Northeast Region Sterling Team Showcase competition in 1995.
  • Implemented and administer a successful Geographic Information System (GIS) for Alachua County.
  • Consultant on Property Tax Administration and Policy, Geographic Information Systems, Cadastre Management and Quality Management in Government to Washington DC, Anchorage Alaska, US Virgin Islands, Coventry Rhode Island, Newport News, Suffolk, Hampton, Portsmouth, and York County Virginia, and Nassau County New York.
  • An International Seminar Leader and nationally recognized presenter at professional seminars across the US for over twenty years as well as in Canada, Costa Rico, Hong Kong, Poland and the United Kingdom.


  • Alfred A Ring Distinguished Speaker, Bergstrom Center for Real Estate Studies, Warrington College of Business, University of Florida
  • Reviewer for IAAO Standard on Ratio Standards
  • “Managing People and Data”, GIS/CAMA
  • “Profiling”, IAAO
  • “Appraising for Ad Valorem”, ASA
  • “The Keys to Success” “Evolution of Property Taxes – Pathway to Success”, International Property Tax Institute
  • “Integrating Map Maintenance and Business Processes in Local Government” - ESRI
  • “Overview of Where and How the Property Appraiser’s Office Fits in the Big Governmental Scheme” – FIAAO
  • “Quality Management” – Assessment Journal
  • “Quality Management” – MJC
  • “Value Adjustment Boards” – FCIAAO
  • “Tools of Quality” – IAAO
  • “Reinventing Ourselves, Industrial Engineering for Assessment Operations” Assessment Journal


  • International Association of Assessing Officers
    • President, 2000-2001
    • Executive Committee, 1998-2002
    • Executive Board, 1994-1996
    • Planning and Rules Committee, 2007 – 2010
    • Chair of the Professional Development Committee, 2012 - 2014
    • Chair and served on numerous committees over the past 20 years
  • Centre for Advanced Property Economics
    • Member of the Board Regents, 2002 - 2008
  • Florida Advisory Council on Intergovernmental Relations
    • Member, 1991-1995
  • North American Appraisal Alliance Task Force
    • Member, 2001-2002
  • Florida Association of Property Appraisers
    • President, 1991-1992
    • Chair and served on numerous committees over the past 30 years
  • North Central Florida Chapter of American Society of Appraisers
    • President, 1993-1995, 2005-2008


  • Arts Association of Alachua County
  • Gainesville Offshore Fishing Club
  • Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Junior Achievement of Alachua County


  • Certified Florida Appraiser (CFA) – Florida Department of Revenue
  • Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) – American Society of Appraisers
  • Assessment Administration Specialist (AAS) – International Association of Assessing Officers


  • Builders Association of North Central Florida, Good Government Award – 2004
  • International Association of Assessing Officers, Excellence in Assessment Administration - 2004
  • Florida Association of Property Appraisers, Herb Lockey Award – 1993, 1999
  • Alachua County Democratic Party, Harry S. Truman Award – 1998
  • U.S. Congressional Record Recognition, 2000
  • ESRI, award for making a significant difference, 2002
  • Alachua County/Gainesville League of Women Voters, Elected Official of the Year 2003
  • International Association of Assessing Officers, Clifford B. Allen Award, 2011