ELECTION 2019 CANDIDATE PROFILE
Candidate’s submitted biography (unedited):
As a Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser and Ferndale City Councilperson, I have extensive real estate and property knowledge, experience as an elected official, and a strong passion to serve my community. I am running for Whatcom County Assessor to bring fresh ideas and experienced leadership to this vital County position.
The Assessor determines values for all properties in the County, provides public outreach regarding property valuation, and provides access to public information. While the Assessor does not decide how much tax you will pay, they value property for taxation.
I am uniquely qualified for this position. I am currently serving on the Ferndale City Council. I am also a Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser. I am a third-generation real estate appraiser and have been appraising properties in Whatcom County for over 16 years. I am currently the Ferndale Planning & Land Use Committee Chair. I previously served on the Ferndale Planning Commission for 3 years, and the Ferndale Parks, Recreation, and Trails Advisory Board for the 3 years prior to that, Chairing that board for 2 years. I have a BA in Business Administration, from Western Washington University, and over 300 hours of appraisal education for State residential real estate appraiser certification and biennial renewal.
Customer service is an integral part of the Assessor’s office, for citizens who come in the office and for those looking for online access to information. The available information has been limited for many years. I will pursue technological advancements as well as new ways to provide information, to ensure citizens have easy access to their property information.
My passion for land use and community service, my background and experience, and my love for Whatcom County make me the ideal candidate for Whatcom County Assessor. It would be an honor to serve you.
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MFN stories where candidate is mentioned:
- Results of investigations into council member’s ethics complaints released (9/30/2019)
- Ferndale has 6 new murals as result of the Summer Mural Project (9/12/2019)
- City of Ferndale resolution denouncing white supremacists carried hidden message (8/20/2019)
- Proposed City Council resolution denounces white supremacists (8/14/2019)
- 2-story mural goes up in downtown Ferndale (7/30/2019)
- Ferndale’s first commissioned mural is underway (6/17/2019)