The Starke County Democratic Party will caucus on May 25th to select a new assessor. Rhonda Milner is stepping down from that elected position on May 26th.
By law a county assessor must be at least a Level 3 assessor-appraiser if he or she is elected after Jan. 1, 2012.
Starke County Democratic Party Chairman Kenny Wallace says the two assistants in the assessor’s office both meet those guidelines, but he only expects one of them to seek the position.
The assessor is responsible for identifying, listing and calculating the assessed value of all real and personal property. Representatives from the Starke County Assessor’s office physically inspect 25 percent of the parcels in the county each year to ensure accurate information for every property record. Accurate records help provide accurate assessments to the taxpayers.
County officials noted Milner is leaving the office in good shape and thanked her for her service.