MICHAEL P CYPRIAN AWARD
VALA established the Michael P. Cyprian, Lister of the Year Award in 1991 to honor Listers and Assessors who demonstrate fairness to all, dedication, helpfulness, worked to improve the listing process and pursued better education for the assessment community.
The award is named for Michael P Cyprian who was the ‘Ultimate Lister’. He was active in his town, volunteering his expertise on many committees. He was well trained as a Lister and chose to become a professional appraiser. His integrity, his unquestioned fairness, and his ability to communicate with the townspeople, his sense of humor, and his high level of professionalism marked Michael’s eleven years as a Lister. He was an active VALA member and offered much Lister training.
This year’s winner became a Lister at the request of her Selectboard in 1998. No new lister was found and she continued as Lister. She continues in 2013 to enjoy her work as Lister.
Susan has spent countless hours upgrading the Listers’ files and computerized the records. She was instrumental in building a town property map with layers for roads, zoning, ortho, and recently water and waste water lines. Grand List information is completed on time. Susan and the other Listers spend a great deal of time educating the public on the assessment process.
Susan and the other Listers believe there must be continuous education. They attend NEMRC and other education classes to stay up to date.
She works with the other town departments such as: Zoning Administrator, Highway, Water/Waste Water, Town Administrator and Town Clerk and Treasurer.
Susan has the knowledge to assist the Select Board in developing the Lister’s Budget and provides grand list information for the town budget. She has also provided assistance to neighboring towns Listers.
In other words, Susan is the” Glue” that binds it all together in Richford.
It is with great pleasure the members of VALA present Susan Fletcher of Richford, Vermont with the 2013 Michael P. Cyprian Award to
Everyone at VALA congratulates Susan for her outstanding achievement!
John Fike, VALA President