Jerome Prince, Your Lake County Assessor

Jerome Prince offers a strong skill set and wide range of talents to voters as a candidate for Lake County Assessor.

Jerome’s list of talents and accomplishments is long and impressive.

List of Accomplishments since taking office:
  • CAMA Software Conversion which included New FREE website
  • Strengthened public awareness through forums and seminars
  • Cultivated a learning environment within the office which has resulted in approx. 85% of staff either being Level II or Level III Certified (22 out of 27)
  • ReOrg- eliminated several positions w/overlapping responsibilities
  • Equalized salaries by job responsibilities and level of certification
  • Implemented a cross training initiative
  • Reduced the backlog of appeals under County’s jurisdiction
  • Non-Profit Dept. 2016 and prior backlog near 100% complete
  • New Form 11 Process/Mail Vendor resulting in thousands of dollars in savings
  • As secretary to the Board, led the effort to enhance technology for members and the public and revamped the hearing process.
  • Fostered relationships with GNIAR, local appraisers and other public organizations

He is a lifelong resident of the county, and a Lake County Council member for the last six years.  Mr. Prince has worked in the property valuation field for many years.  He has instructed classes at the annual Assessor’s conference, served as Deputy Assessor in Calumet Township, realtor, tax representative and has earned the Level 3 Assessor-Appraiser designation from the State of Indiana.

Jerome has helped his fellow citizens in many capacities:  numerous county boards (Solid Waste Management, Public Defenders, Community Corrections), the Gary City Council, and was recently appointed to the Indiana Commission on Courts by the Indiana General Assembly.  Of important note, he is a veteran, having served his country in the United States Marine Corps.

On a personal level, Jerome’s been married to DeAnna Prince for over thirty years.  Together, they have successfully raised four sons who are now realizing their own dreams.

The future of the Lake County Assessor’s office is in steady and skilled hands with Jerome Prince as your Lake County Assessor.

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