ContextIncumbent Max Schlafley has served as Township Assessor since 2013. He ran unopposed in 2017.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Township AssessorThe Township Assessor is responsible for discovering, listing, and valuing all property in the township. This includes tracking building permits for new construction, demolitions, and property inspections, maintaining property ownership, tax exemptions, and tax maps, reviewing sales, updating property characteristics in an accurate database, and preparing appraisal evidence for the Board of Review and Stat Appeal Board. By state law, all properties must be revalued every 4 years.

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Max Schlafley (Winner)
Age 60
Current Employment Township/City of Peoria Assessor
Education B.A., Cornerstone University
Certified Illinois Assessing Officer (CIAO)
Residence Richwoods Knolls (District 4)
Why do you want to be a City / Township Assessor? I want to continue my 26 years of assessment/appraisal experience and education at Township and County levels of government to fairly, impartially, and equitable value property in Peoria Township. Holding an elected office is a major responsibility and I accept the challenge and opportunity to serve the taxpayers of Peoria Township using my skills, experience, and knowledge to the best of my ability. The Assessor’s office is a vital part of the government bodies responsible for discovering, listing, and valuing all property according to the Illinois Property Tax code in a uniform and equitable manner.
What are your top priorities, if elected? Since I have been the Assessor my priorities have been to uniformly and fairly assess properties according to professional appraisal standards while providing superior customer service to Peoria property owners.
How will you use your power as City / Township Assessor to advance these priorities? I expect myself and my trained staff to use our education and experience to do the duties of Assessor and better serve the taxpayers in Peoria Township.
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