Mayor Abdullah H. Hammoud announced the appointment of Jacob Thurston as the City of Dearborn’s new Assessor. Thurston has previously served at local, county and state levels of government and brings significant professional property tax administration experience to the city.
Thurston holds many key professional credentials, including: Michigan Master Assessing Officer, Personal Property Examiner, Certified General Real Estate Appraiser and Individual Real Estate Broker.
The assessor is responsible for administering Dearborn’s tax roll by evaluating properties for the purpose of calculating property taxes.
Mayor Hammoud said, “I am confident that Mr. Thurston’s strong experience and credentials, and his commitment to serving the Dearborn community at the highest level, make him a great asset to Dearborn. We are excited that he has joined our team.”
As the city’s assessor, Thurston will appraise and assess Dearborn properties, and perform related administrative duties as required by the State of Michigan. The department’s main function is to place fair and equitable assessments on every property, then calculate the capped and taxable value.
During the first week of his appointment, Thurston said, “I am excited to utilize my diverse experience in many different capacities on behalf of the City of Dearborn, while working with and leading a dynamic team.”
Thurston holds graduate degrees from the University of Detroit Mercy in Economics and Applied Data Analytics. He also holds a graduate degree in management and an undergraduate degree in accounting from Walsh College.
For more information, visit www.cityofdearborn.org.