EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County has a new chief assessor.
Joe Dauderman of Alhambra has been appointed to the position of chief county assessor. Madison County Chairman Alan Dunstan announced his decision Monday, which still must be approved by the full County Board.
Dauderman, 51, is currently manager of computer systems for the assessor's office. He said he will work to improve the technology and data analysis in property assessments, to strive for "better and more accurate" assessments.
A graduate of Highland High School, Dauderman has completed courses at the Illinois Property Assessment Institute and the International Association of Assessing Officers.
Dauderman would replace former assessor Debra Ming-Mendoza, who was appointed as Madison County Clerk last fall. She in turn replaced former county clerk Mark Von Nida, who had been elected circuit clerk in the November election.
"This position is particularly important, not only to county government, but to property owners in Madison County," Dunstan said.
Dunstan said he interviewed several candidatees, but Dauderman has more than 27 years of experience in the assessor's office.
"I am confident he will work hard to ensure that property is assessed in a fair and accurate manner," Dunstan said.
Dauderman said Ming-Mendoza built a strong staff and did an excellent job. "I hope to continue to build upon what Debbie successfully accomplished," he said.
The County Voard will consider Dauderman's appointment at its regular meeting Wednesday.
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