Cache County Assessor Retires After 32 Years – Cache Valley Daily

Cache County Assessor Kathleen C. Howell will retire Sept. 6, after 32 years in that office serving the people of Cache County.

CACHE COUNTY — Members of Cache County Council saluted outgoing County Assessor Kathleen Howell at their regular meeting Tuesday on the eve of her retirement.

In a proclamation honoring Howell’s outstanding and distinguished career, Board Chair Barbara Y. Tidwell credited him with “helping to establish longstanding national tax assessment policies” and having earned the deep mutual respect and lasting friendships of colleagues across the state.

In her remarks, Howell said she felt blessed and honored to have served Cache County and its “great people.”

Howell joined the staff of the Cache County Assessor’s Office in 1976 and was elected to the position of Assessor in 1990, a position she has held for 32 years.

In addition to his county duties, Howell had the opportunity to serve on numerous boards and committees.

She served as president of the Utah Assessor’s Association and as a board member of the Utah Association of Counties. Howell has also served on the board of the Bear River Head Start; the Tri-County Drug and Alcohol Commission; and Business and Professional Women.

Additionally, Howell has served on the Utah State Tax Review Commission, where they study tax law and make recommendations to the Legislature on sound tax policy.

The Assessor’s Office is responsible for assessing all real estate (land and buildings) and personal property (commercial equipment and mobile homes) in Cache County for tax purposes. In addition, this office handles the billing and collection of personal property taxes. Motor vehicle registration is also handled as part of the duties of the assessor’s office.

Howell’s retirement will be effective Sept. 6, triggering another special election by the Cache County Republican Party.

County Clerk Jess Bradfield said Cache County has 10 days to formally notify Cache County Republicans of the assessor’s office vacancy.

GOP officials will then have 30 days to hold a special election, in which members of the party’s central committee and precinct delegates will vote to select a replacement for Howell.

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