UNION — Jim Murphy Jr. was recently named Assessor of the Year by the Maine Association of Assessing Officers.

Tammy Brown from North Haven is the President of the association and made the presentation. Town Manager Jay Feyler presented the plaque to the Town of Union. Brown provided a speech during the award presentation:

“The Assessor of the Year Award is sponsored annually by the Maine Association of Assessing Officers to recognize the professional and dedicated service by an individual to their profession and community,” said Brown. “I am honored and pleased to announce Jim Murphy Jr., from the Town of Union, is the recipient of the 2021 Maine Association of Assessing Officers Assessor of the Year Award.”

Murphy has served many communities as assessor/assessors agent, Brown said.

In conjunction with Maine Revenue Services, Murphy educates new assessors by teaching the Maine Revenue Services Review Course.

“Murphy told me many times he believes the role of assessor is also to be an educator of the assessment function, which gave him the opportunity to be a positive representative of the local government.” said Brown.

Murphy shares with others the following motto, which he lives his life by “commitment to where one lives and the youth development is where good communities come from.”

Union town assessor Jim Murphy Jr. and his wife, Judy, commemorate his new 2021 Assessor of the Year award.