From Terra de Baltz, candidate for the Republican nomination for Grafton Township Assessor:
VOTE TERRA DE BALTZ ON FEBRUARY 23 RD FOR GRAFTON TOWNSHIP ASSESSOR
My name is Terra de Baltz and I’m pleased to announce my candidacy for Assessor in Grafton Township.
I have been a resident in the Village of Huntley for 18 years. My husband and I have two children that attend the Huntley School District of 158.
I have a Bachelor’s Degree from Eastern Illinois University and
am a Certified Illinois Assessing Officer. I am certified by the state to serve as Township Assessor.
In addition, I am currently a knowledgeable Deputy Assessor for Elgin Township, which encumbers 34,000+ parcels (approximately 12,000 more diverse parcels than Grafton Township).
During my time at Elgin Township, I have participated in all aspects of the assessment process and am very familiar with the innumerable dealings of the office on a daily basis.
I have direct interaction with property owners and tend to their questions and concerns regularly.
I hold a wide-range of experience in assessing all property types, an understanding of exemptions, and knowledge of the property tax cycle.
But I am not running on my qualifications alone.
I am a positive and hardworking professional with strong work ethics, who always strives to achieve the highest standard possible.
I am dedicated to serve our township and the taxpayers through positive governance and integrity.
With your support, I strive to meet the needs of our taxpayers by placing a strong emphasis on the following objectives:
Establish uniform and equitable assessments to ensure fair distribution of the tax burden amongst taxpayers.
o Institute a coherent and reliable method of assessing all classes and property types throughout the township.
Efficient use of taxpayers’ dollars.
o To become a Township official that is creative in delivering quality services with the least possible burden to taxpayers.
Educate and assist residents on the property tax cycle and assessment process.
o Encourage residents to discuss assessments at the township level, explain assessed values to property owners, and facilitate exemptions.
Provide transparency between the assessor’s office and taxpayers.
o Open communication with the public, answer questions, and manage concerns raised by property owners.
I am a concerned homeowner who works with assessments every day and I am seeking the opportunity to ethically utilize my experience and qualifications to benefit the township I reside in.
Grafton Township deserves an honest and transparent officer with a worthy code of ethics to turn the township around and I am your candidate for the task.
I hope to gain your support on February 23, 2021 in the consolidated
Please visit www.terra4assessor.com for more information.