Accuracy.

Accessibility.

Accountability.

A Fresh Perspective

Valeri Wasemann

Porter County Assessor

Welcome to Valeri Wasemann's Campaign:

As a Porter County native, I have a deep fondness for the way of life our county offers its residents. I played in Porter County parks, attended and sent my kids to Porter County schools, and enjoyed the diversity of activities and opportunities that Porter County offers. Those experiences instilled in me a sense of community that draws me to public service today.

As a local realtor with over 11 years of experience, I understand how rapidly escalating real estate prices can affect current and future property owners, who translate the increasing values to higher tax bills. Over my real estate career, obtaining county assessment records and tax documents, and reviewing them with clients, has helped me understand their questions and concerns about the systems and processes of determining assessed value.

Accuracy.

It sounds pretty basic, but the first commitment is that when you interact with my office, the information will be right, period. I propose a thorough review of the people and processes in the office, to make sure we have the right people, with the proper training, working with the most efficient systems, and will further develop and improve the methods used for keeping accurate property data. If for some reason there is an error, we will be Accessible and Accountable as described below.

Accessibility.

I understand that Porter County taxpayers need to be able to access and understand the data behind their property’s assessed value. Therefore, the people and the data in our office will be user friendly and service oriented. We will review processes and people to look for opportunities to create efficiencies, then will find the funding needed to update and improve our interfaces and our personnel.

Accountability.

We will answer to the taxpayers of Porter County and commit to serve them with fairness, respect and equal treatment. We will also work smoothly with local and state agencies, who are our partners in the process.