This past summer Nunda Township Assessor Dennis Jagla retired.
The Township Board sought applications for a replacement.
One applicant was the then-Chief Deputy Assessor Mark Dzemske.
He was selected on a unanimous vote of the Township Board.
Dzemske has been employed by the Nunda Township Assessors Office for the past 29 years.
He began working in the assessment office in 1987.
After being recently married and looking for additional income, Mark answered an ad in the Northwest Herald for a part-time position to help with the initial computerization of the office.
In 1988 Mark was offered a full-time position in the office.
He accepted and he began to further his education in the assessment field.
Dzemske rose to the position of Chief Deputy Assessor and has served under three different assessors.
Mark currently holds the designation of a Certified Illinois Assessing Officer Master (C.I.A.O. –M) with the Illinois Property Assessment Institute.
In addition, he is a 25-year member of the International Association of Assessing Officers as well as a current candidate for the Certified Assessment Evaluator designation.
His appointment to fill the remaining term of retired assessor Jagla
Mark was chosen to fill the vacancy the same way he started his employment in township government in 1987, and that is by applying and interviewing for the position.
Mark was sworn into office effective June 1, 2016.
Mark his wife Iris and daughter Danielle have lived in McHenry for the past 23 years and previously lived in Woodstock and Crystal Lake.
He intends to run for election next spring.