Meet The Assessor
Ada County Assessor Robert H. McQuade is a third-generation Idahoan and the son of Mary and Henry McQuade.
Bob learned to appreciate public service as he watched his father progress in his career, finally becoming Chief Justice of the Idaho State Supreme Court. Bob is a Capital High School alum, and graduated with a BA in Economics from George Mason University in 1979. Bob was soon hired as an Ada County Deputy Assessor. In 1983, he was named Manager of Personal Property Valuations. Bob was elected to a four-year term as Ada County Assessor in November, 1994. He added to his accomplishments by receiving his MBA from Boise State University in 1995.
Bob's proudest personal accomplishment, however, is marrying his wife, Jody, and raising his son, Rob.
To Bob, involvement in community and public affairs is a responsibility which is performed with enthusiasm outside the office as well. Bob currently serves as the Treasurer of the Idaho Association of Counties, President of Idaho Academic Decathlon, Secretary of the Rotary Club of Boise and a Board Member of the Creegan Foundation. He is also involved in the International Association of Assessing Officers, Boise Chamber of Commerce, Toastmasters International, Business Professionals of America, Idaho Tax Foundation, Idaho State Historical Society, Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, Knights of Columbus, and Mountain West Outdoor Club.
Under the McQuade Administration:
- The Land Records Division has converted nearly all of its paper maps to electronic maps.
- State-of-the-art technology in the Appraisal Division has vastly improved the accuracy and timeliness of the office's appraisal information.
- Waiting lines at the Motor Vehicles Division have practically vanished.
- In September, 1997, the International Association of Assessing Officers awarded the Ada County Assessor's Office with its Outstanding "Public Information Program Award", recognizing the office for "having developed and implemented an effective system for the dissemination to taxpayers of information on the assessment process."
- Received the 2009 Mills Adler Award, Outstanding County Elected Official – Assessor
The Assessor's duties are primarily described in two sources:
Idaho Code Title 63
Idaho State Tax Commission Property Tax Rules