Weber County Assessor John Ulibarri, and Ricky Hatch, Clerk/Auditor for Weber County, were recently awarded as the Assessor and Clerk of the year for the state of Utah.
“Receiving this award is a great honor, very humbling, and something that I am grateful for. It also motivates me to continue to improve and be better, and do my best at my job,” said Ricky Hatch.
For Hatch, this is not the first time that he has been awarded the Clerk/ Auditor of the year. Since being elected as County Clerk/Auditor in 2010, Ricky has been honored by his peers as Utah’s County Clerk twice, in 2015 and 2022. He has also been honored as the Auditor of the year in 2013 and 2017. He and his team have garnered awards in elections innovation and service from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC), The Election Center, and the International Association of Government Officials (iGO).
While discussing the awards, Weber County Assessor John Ulibarri stated, “Our objective is to efficiently conduct and complete our duties as fairly, accurately, and equitably as possible. Here at the Assessor’s office, we believe that our commitment to the community must remain one of exceptional service and cooperation, and that has been one of the main focuses since I have been in office.” Ulibarri continued to state, “The team here at the Weber County Assessor’s office is fantastic. Over the last couple of years, we have faced many challenges, and through all that, we have learned and grown a lot, which I believe has helped to make us as efficient as possible. I also know that I wouldn’t be receiving this award without them, so I feel like this award really represents all of us as a team.”
John began his career in real estate in 1997 working as a fee appraiser. He then took a job with Davis County as a residential appraiser. John served in several different positions for the Davis County Assessor’s Office before accepting the appointment of Chief Deputy Assessor in Weber County in 2008. John is a Certified General Appraiser in the state of Utah. He earned the Ad Valorem Residential and Ad Valorem General Real Property Appraisal designations from the Utah State Tax Commission. On the international level, he holds the Assessment Administration Specialist (AAS) and Residential Evaluation Specialist (RES) designation with the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO).
Commissioner Froerer praised both Ulibarri and Hatch for their achievements, stating, “We believe that we have some of the best and brightest minds in the state right here in Weber County, and these awards help demonstrate that.”