The Appraisal District Board of Directors Role in the Property Tax System

The local property tax system follows the principle of checks and balances. An appraisal district board of directors hires the chief appraiser, sets the budget. The directors have no authority to set values or appraisal methods. The chief appraiser carries out the appraisal district's legal duties, hires the staff, makes the appraisals and operates the appraisal office.


Board Members


John Valls

Place 2 - Appointed

Corpus Christi ISD


Vice Chairman

Greg Smith

Place 5 - Appointed

Nueces County



Luis Elizondo

Place 7 - Elected

City of Agua Dulce
City of Driscoll
City of Robstown
City of Bishop
Agua Dulce ISD
Banquete ISD
Bishop CISD
Driscoll ISD
London ISD
Robstown ISD


Rex A Kinnison

Place 1 - Appointed

Corpus Christi ISD


Robert Adler

Place 3 - Appointed

City of Corpus Christi


Jerry Garcia

Place 4 - Appointed

City of Corpus Christi



Leo Gonzalez

Place 6 - Elected

City of Aransas Pass
City of Port Aransas
Aransas Pass ISD
Calallen ISD
Flour Bluff ISD
Port Aransas ISD
Tuloso-Midway ISD
West Oso ISD                    




Place 8 - Appointed

Del Mar College


Kevin Kieschnick

Ex Officio Member