Boone County Assessor Lisa Garoffolo has reached the third level of certification by the Department of Local Government Finance -- a level no other Boone County assessor has ever reached.
The certification was only created a few years ago, Garoffolo said, and she has been in office for nearly eight years. But it was no small undertaking. It involved five weeklong courses and a test to pass after each course. It took Garoffolo three years to complete.
"It's been a long process, and I'm so relieved," she said. "I think everyone was kind of holding their breath."
Garoffolo received a letter Thursday informing her of the achievement. She honestly wasn't sure how it would turn out, she said, because the courses were so difficult.
See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.