Grafton Township Assessor

Republican | Village of Lakewood
(1) Experience. • Eleven years of appraisal experience, 30 years of diverse valuation experience and 40 years of general business experience dealing with and resolving real financial and leadership problems. • I’ve successfully managed multi-million dollar budgets and P&L responsibilities while displaying cohesive executive leadership of hundreds of people. (2) Advanced education, multi-state appraiser certifications and construction experience. • An MBA from Michigan State University. • Certified Appraiser status in Illinois and Wisconsin with FHA and VA authorizations. As an appraiser, I’m held personally accountable and liable for the valuations I set. That level of accountability is something the residents of Grafton should expect from their assessor. • Growing-up as the son of a general contractor and working every summer at his side, I learned the building trade firsthand: residential to industrial. Even stick-built my first house! (3) Executive vision. • The \\\"job\\\" extends far beyond the day-to-day activities. It includes looking at what the \\\"job\\\" was intended to achieve and how to ultimately get there. • In the case of an assessor, it\\\'s accurately establishing property values leading to the fair treatment of taxpayers. • Extending the concept of fair treatment with executive vision brings my proposed Property Taxpayer Bill of Rights into perspective.
Independent | Huntley, IL
I have a Bachelor’s Degree from Eastern Illinois University. Press Fleet Management and Event Marketing laid the groundwork to my wide range business experience. As I am certified by the state to serve as Township Assessor, I am currently a knowledgeable Deputy Assessor for Elgin Township, which encumbers 34,000+ parcel (approximately 12,000 more diverse parcels than Grafton Township). I hold actual experience assessing various property types along with comprehensive knowledge of the innumerable dealings of an assessment office. Most notably, I am proficient with the valuation system used within the Grafton Township Assessor’s office. In addition, I have assessment appeal experience at the Board of Review and PTAB level along with knowledge of and assist with an assortment of exemptions.