Michele W. Shafe
Michele W. Shafe was elected Clark County Assessor on November 2, 2010. Prior to being elected, she was the assistant director of Assessment Services in the Clark County Assessor's Office for more than 13 years. Before joining the Assessor's Office in 1996, Shafe was a Senior Financial Analyst for the Clark County Finance Department, and was with the Finance Department for more than nine years. Shafe holds a Property Tax Appraiser Certificate in both real and personal property from the State of Nevada.
As Assessor, Michele oversees the Administration and assessment of over 731,000 parcels, 27,000 manufactured homes and 46,000 businesses in Clark County. In addition, she supervises the processing of more than 62,000 Veterans, Surviving Spouses, and Blind Property Tax Exemptions.
Shafe is active in the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada, currently serving as the Board of Directors' Executive Vice President, after having served four years as Member-at-Large on the Board of Directors and five years on the Board Development Committee. She has also been active with the Junior League of Las Vegas, having served two years on the Board of Directors and four years as Sustaining Advisor to the Fundraising Development Council. Shafe served as the Vice President of the San Rafael Homeowner Association's Board of Directors for eight years. She is a graduate of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Las Vegas Class of 2001.
Professional affiliations include the International Association of Assessing Officers, Nevada Assessor's Association, American Society for Public Administration, and the Nevada Government Finance Officers Association.
Shafe is a longtime Las Vegan who graduated from Chaparral High School. She went on to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees.