June 27, 2022

Sue Cunningham Appointed as Virginia Beach Real Estate Assessor

The Virginia Beach City Council has named Sue Cunningham as the next Virginia Beach real estate assessor. Her appointment is effective July 1.

As city real estate assessor, Cunningham is responsible for identifying and appraising all real property within the city at fair market value. She will also oversee a staff of appraisers and administrative support personnel.

Cunningham began her professional career in real estate as a licensed appraiser in the northern Virginia/Maryland area in 1992, continuing to serve in progressively responsible roles. In 2002, she moved to Virginia Beach and began her assessment career at the City of Hampton, first as an appraiser and ending her time there as the manager of real estate assessments from 2003 - 2005.

Cunningham then joined the City of Virginia Beach Real Estate Assessor's Office in 2005 and progressed through the ranks as an appraiser, appraisal supervisor and has served as assistant real estate assessor since 2018. Cunningham graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor's degree in animal husbandry, and currently serves as treasurer of the Virginia Association of Assessing Officers and is active in numerous professional organizations. In addition to her education and professional experience, she holds a certified residential appraiser license with the Commonwealth of Virginia and is a long-time member of the International Association of Assessing Officers.

"Having a skilled real estate assessor ensures that properties are correctly assessed in a fair and equitable manner," said Mayor Robert M. "Bobby" Dyer. "We are pleased to have this level of skill and professionalism with Sue and look forward to her assuming this new role in our community."

Cunningham succeeds Real Estate Assessor Ron Agnor, who is set to retire on July 1 after 16 years of service with the City.

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