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Karla Love, Director of Equalization
Appointed in 2020

Karla Love began working for the Department of Equalization in January of 2018.  She graduated from Howard High School and attended college at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and graduated from Augustana College with two bachelor degrees, Computer Information Systems and Business Administration.  Karla Love was appointed as Director of Equalization for Davison County in October 2020.  Karla appreciates the opportunity to work for the taxpayers of Davison County. 


The main objective of the Director of Equalization is to assess all real property in the county. The office goal is to work diligently to establish and maintain a rotating schedule, so all property is assessed on a routine basis.


The Director of Equalization is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners along with the mayor of any single municipality containing over 50% or more of the population of the county.  The Director and his/her deputies are required to have or to study for and earn a Certified Assessor Appraiser (CAA) designation through the Department of Revenue within one year of appointment. Re-certification is required every 5 years and is accomplished by attending annual school and passing prescribed courses, attending conferences and workshops sponsored by the South Dakota Association of Assessing Offices (SDAAO) and the South Dakota Department of Revenue.