MARION COUNTY — Marion County Supervisor of Assessments Patty Brough has announced she is running for re-election. Presently finishing her 4th term, she has held this office since December 1, 2000.
In her 15 years in office Brough has implemented two new computerized systems, a mapping program and a computerized valuation program. These systems have aided in the automation and efficiency of property assessments for Marion County.
Brough stated, “Marion County now has a website available 24/7 where individuals can review all properties, assessments, tax information and more. The website along with the timeliness of the tax cycle is the accomplishments I am most proud of.”
Brough admits her job is not an easy one, because no one likes taxes, but she takes great pride in her role as the Chief County Assessment Officer for Marion County. Patty and her staff of five are responsible for maintaining approximately 35,000 parcels.
She continually strives to maintain uniform and equitable assessments in the county in fairness to all.
Brough has continued her education in real estate assessments and mapping, accumulating over 600 hours in addition to her
Certified Illinois Assessing Officer designation. She is currently the Vice President of the Chief County Assessor’s Association for the State of Illinois. Brough is an active member of the Centralia BPW currently serving as BPW’s Public Relations Chair and BalloonFest Co-Chair.
She has also served as Recording Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President and President as well as various committees. Brough is the Networking Co-Chair of the Illinois Federation of Business Women’s Clubs.
She is a member of Marion County Democrat Central Committee where she serves as Treasurer, State of Illinois County Assessment Officers Association and Certified Illinois Assessment Officers Association.
Patty is married to her husband Steve of 30 years and they reside in rural Centralia. She is the mother of two daughters, Brittany and Kelsie.