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Monday, September 15, 2014
Your Clark County Elected Officials
County Assessor  Michele W. Shafe 
 
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Term Expires: 1/4/2015 
In Office Since: 1/3/2011 

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Phone: (702) 455-3882 
Michele W. Shafe  Biography

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.

Goals, Accomplishments, Responsibilities

Goals

  • Ensuring the integrity of the Assessor's Office
  • Providing prompt and courteous service to the public
  • Treating the public with dignity and respect
  • Customers calling the Assessor's Office will continue to have their calls answered by a person, not a computer.
  • Ensuring our legislators are fully aware of any adverse impact that proposed legislation has on our taxpayers.
  • Ensuring our hallmark customer service standards and personal service.
  • Continuously improving processes for the public through the use of technology.
  • Speaking to groups and organizations about Assessor services and programs for which they may qualify.
  • Participating in Customer Service activities at shopping malls, the County Fair, senior housing complexes and other functions throughout the year to provide information on the Assessor's Office services.
  • Soliciting public comment to maintain high quality service.

Accomplishments

  • 2009 - The Assessor and Recorder formed a collaborative partnership and they are the 2009 recipients of two national awards (NACo and NACRC) for Best Practices in implementing the Q-Matic queue management system.
  • 2010 - Finalist for the Nevada Taxpayer's Association Cashman Good Government Award for Q-Matic

Responsibilities

  • Oversees the administration and assessment of over 731,000 parcels; 27,00 manufactured homes and 46,000 businesses in Clark County.
  • Supervises the processing of more than 62,000 exemptions for veterans, surviving spouses and the blind.