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AUSTIN, Texas – Travis Central Appraisal District (TCAD) Chief Appraiser Marya Crigler has been awarded the prestigious Earl Luna Award by the Texas Association of Appraisal Districts (TAAD).

Named after the first president of TAAD, the Earl Luna Award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the organization and its mission of promoting the effective and efficient functioning of appraisal districts in Texas.

According to Doris Koch, executive director of TAAD, “Marya Crigler’s dedication to improving the work of Texas appraisal districts is unparalleled. She is a trailblazer in this industry. Her initiatives have both increased district efficiency and elevated property owner education.”

Throughout her career, Crigler has held a variety of positions with TCAD, including appraiser, modeler, ARB coordinator, director of information technology, and deputy chief of operations. She is an active member of the International Association of Appraisal Districts, Texas Association of Assessing Officers, and Texas Association of Appraisal Districts. Over the last 30 years, Crigler has contributed to the improvement of the mass appraisal industry through projects such as the development of a Truth in Taxation website that is now required statewide and working with Transunion, Carahsoft, and the Department of Information Resources to secure a legal source of sales data for Texas appraisal districts.

“Ms. Crigler’s innovative strategies have made TCAD a model for other appraisal districts throughout the state,” said James Valadez, TCAD board chair. “This award is a well-deserved recognition of the impact she has made on this industry throughout her career.”

Crigler is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. She will serve as TAAD president in 2021.

About the Travis Central Appraisal District

The mission of Travis Central Appraisal District, in accordance with the Texas Constitution and the laws of the state, is to provide accurate appraisal of all property in Travis County at one hundred percent market value, equally and uniformly, in a professional, ethical, economical and courteous manner, working to ensure that each taxpayer pays only their fair share of the property tax burden. For more information, please visit