Meet the Tax Assessor
Norman A. Cannady, Jr. was elected Tax Assessor of Madison County in 2015. He is a Certified General Appraiser, Licensed Real Estate Broker, Licensed Real Estate Builder, and Licensed Mass Appraiser. He is also a Certified Mississippi Assessment Evaluator, the highest designation conferred by the Mississippi Department of Revenue.
In December 2014, Norman was appointed by Governor Phil Bryant to represent Congressional District 3 on the Mississippi Appraisal Board. Norman currently serves on the Audit Committee for the Mississippi Chapter of the International Association of Assessing Officers. He also serves on the Governmental Affairs Committee for the Central Mississippi Realtors.
Norman began working for former Madison County Tax Assessor Gerald R. Barber in 2003 as the Chief Appraiser of Madison County. In that capacity, Norman attained every mass appraisal designation awarded by the Mississippi Department of Revenue. He has also taught recertification classes through the Mississippi Department of Revenue focusing on the difference between fee appraisals and mass appraisals.
Norman has been involved in all aspects of real estate for over 20 years. In 1992, he became a licensed salesperson and, in 2002, earned his broker’s license. In 1998, he became a licensed appraiser and is now a certified general appraiser. Norman has owned and operated his own real estate brokerage, investment, and appraisal companies.
Norman is active in many organizations including the Central Mississippi Realtors, Mississippi Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, International Association of Assessing Officers, Mississippi Association of Assessing Officers, Mississippi Association of Collectors and Assessors, Madison County Business League and Foundation, and Madison County Chamber of Commerce.
A native Mississippian, Norman holds a Bachelors of Finance and Real Estate degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is a member of Broadmoor Baptist Church, and lives in Madison with his wife, the former Ashley Eley. Together they have two children, Eley and Emersyn.