Office of the Assessor Improvements and Recognition

Under Steven’s leadership, the Assessor’s office has implemented many improvements and been recognized by the International Association of Assessing officers with the highest most comprehensive recognition a jurisdiction can earn. To see detail on these improvements and test the online tools for yourself, please visit the public website*. Here is the award letter from the International …

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Promises Made, Promises Kept

In 2010, as a candidate for the office of Assessor, I promised to: Eliminate the three year backlog in appeals Improve customer service Restore the working environment within the Assessor’s office Extend the period for resolving taxpayer concerns and/or filing appeals from 30 to 60 days Restore office hours to M-F from 8-5. And, to …

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Thurston Assessor’s Office Wins Prestigious Award

THURSTON ASSESSOR’S OFFICE AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS “CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE IN ASSESSMENT ADMINISTRATION” The International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) awarded the Thurston County Assessor’s Office with their highest award, earned through the comprehensive examination of policies, systems, and procedures. Steven Drew says his office exceeded the best practices criteria for this award by reducing management, investing …

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