EDWARDSVILLE — Madison County Chairman Alan J. Dunstan Wednesday announced the appointment of Tamara Soland to the Madison County Board of Review.
If approved by the Madison County Board at its meeting this afternoon, Soland will fill the position on the three-person board created by the retirement of Kerry Miller.
Dunstan said Soland brings experience and a track record of exceptional performance to the position.
“During her tenure as Jarvis Township Assessor, Tamara (Soland) flawlessly handled the assessment of thousands of parcels in an area that has experienced significant growth,” Dunstan said. “And, importantly, she has effectively communicated the actions of her office with the public, alleviating many of the issues that result when the public does not know or understand the assessment process. I am confident Tamara will be an asset to Madison County government.”
The Madison County Board of Review is a three-member board appointed by the County Board chairman with the County Board’s advice and consent. It is the final assessment and equalization authority for all property taxing purposes at the county level. The Board of Review is governed by Illinois Compiled Statues and Madison County resolutions.
Soland was appointed Jarvis Township assessor in 2001 after working for the township for more than 11 years. She subsequently elected to the assessor’s position in 2001, 2005, 2009 and 2013.
“I welcome the challenge of serving on the Madison County Board of Review,” Soland said. “As Jarvis Township Assessor, I witnessed first-hand the impact of property assessments for our schools and other taxing districts, but I also saw the impact on our residents, financial and otherwise.”
“Because of that, I made sure to not only understand but to fairly apply the statutes and regulations regarding property assessment,” Soland said. “I will approach the position with the Board of Review in the same manner, knowledge of the law and fair application for our residents and property owners.”
A native of Good Hope, Ill., Soland graduated from Northwestern High School and attended Sandberg College. Soland resides in Jarvis Township.