In the private sector, businesses must protect their customer base. In the public sector, government must protect its taxpayer base. In both scenarios, the base is PEOPLE. As your Jefferson County Treasurer, I have always, and will always, protect and support our County tax base, YOU – the taxpayer.
As you know, I was elected Jefferson County Treasurer in the November 2018 election, and re-elected in the November 2022 election. Since taking office, my staff and I have been making great strides in improving several areas of the JeffCo Treasurer’s Office. Due to the 2020-22 pandemic, it has taken resiliency to assist JeffCo taxpayers and to keep our County and special districts funded to provide vital services. The virus has affected taxpayers physically, mentally, and financially. Many citizens have lost their jobs, their businesses and/or have been furloughed causing a financial strain on personal budgets. Thanks to House Bill 20-1421 and Senate Bill 21-279, which I supported and testified on, my department and I worked with taxpayers in 2020 and 2021 on waiving interest on late payments and accepting payment plans on property taxes for residential and commercial properties.
We made every effort to assist property owners in paying their property taxes in JeffCo. In 2020, my department distributed CARES Act Funds and other COVID grants to local businesses and non-profits based on the criteria from the federal government and the Jefferson County Commissioners. I will continue to support and work with taxpayers and our special districts in 2022 and beyond. We are all in this together. Let’s do our best to protect each other and each other’s mental and financial health in 2022 – shop local and live local.
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I have reduced the Treasurer’s Office expenses by $107,000 in 2020 and by $100,000 in 2021. Beginning in 2020, to save taxpayer dollars on mailings (and some trees), my office mails out one, not two, annual Property Tax Notices. We continually cross-train within the Treasurer/Public Trustee Department to enhance customer service for the
Breaking Down Silos
Public Trustee Duties
Hello, As property tax bills arrive in the mailboxes, many taxpayers are calling/emailing me and/or my department and asking how property taxes are calculated and why the increase in 2024. This 12 minute YouTube video answers the questions. Thanks. Click Link to Video: https://youtu.be/k–TKIciqM4
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the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change (including government and politics).” – Charles Darwin