Mayor Abdullah H. Hammoud announced the appointment of Jacob Thurston as the new City of Dearborn Assessor. Thurston has previously served at the local, county and state level 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 assessing properties for property tax purposes.
Hammoud said, “I am confident that Mr. Thurston’s strong background and credentials, along with his commitment to serving the Dearborn community at the highest level, make him a great asset to Dearborn. We are delighted that he has joined our team.
As the City Assessor, Thurston will appraise and appraise Dearborn properties and perform related administrative duties required by the State of Michigan. The main function of the department is to place fair and equitable assessments on each property and then calculate the capped and rateable value.
During the first week of his appointment, Thurston said, “I am excited to use 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.
The municipal assessor is appointed by the mayor with the approval of the municipal council. For more information, visit www.cityofdearborn.org.
Source: City of Dearborn