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What Every Elected Official Needs to Know About Assessing

Ross K. Bower II

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 1pm to 2:15pm

Presentation Overview:

Every board member should be acquainted with all operations within their township. How do you know your assessor is doing the right things? What constitutes reasonable, customary expectations of oversight that the township board needs to have for their assessor? How do you communicate your expectations for the assessor’s interaction with the public? From typical trouble spots to appropriate monitoring and oversight policies, certification levels to appeal procedures, get the inside scoop from the experts.

Panelists: Doug Merchant, Supervisor, Arcada Township and Assessor, Pine River Township (Gratiot Co.), Ross Bower, Township Attorney, Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes PLC, TBD, State Tax Commission, Michigan Department of Treasury

Presenter Information:

Ross joined Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes PLC shortly after it opened in 2008, bringing his experience as a municipal, property tax, and drain attorney to the Okemos law firm. In recognition of his work on behalf of his public sector clients, Ross has been selected each year as a "Rising Star" in Michigan's Super Lawyers publication since 2010. He has also been recognized as one of the "Top 5" attorneys under the age of 35 in Ingham County, and became a partner in Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes PLC in 2014.

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