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2024/03/12 - Mason County Board of Equalization Membership gpN COUP T� NEWS RELEASE March 12,2024 MASON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS' OFFICE 411 N 5TH ST,BLDG 1, SHELTON, WA 98584 TO: KMAS,KRXY, SHELTON-MASON COUNTY JOURNAL,THE OLYMPIAN, SHELTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE,NORTH MASON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, CITY OF SHELTON,ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL,THE SUN RE: Mason County Board of Equalization Membership The Board of Mason County Commissioners is seeking applicants to fill a regular member position and an alternate member position on the Mason County Board of Equalization. The regular member position term ends on May 31, 2026. The alternate member position term ends on May 31,2025. Applicants must reside in Mason County. The Board of Equalization is a three-member board appointed by the Mason County Commissioners. Two alternate members may also be selected. The Board's responsibility is to ensure that all property valuations are at 100%of market value,so an equitable tax assessment can be established. Taxpayers may appeal their assessments, including assessments of real and personal property, forest land,timber,and open space. The Board also considers denial of senior citizen property tax exemptions. Taxpayers can file a petition with the Board of Equalization and a hearing will be scheduled to present their appeal of their assessment for timely filed and completed petitions. Depending on the number of appeals heard each year,the Board may meet up to three days a week, throughout the year. Board members are paid$100 per diem,when in session. As required by RCW 84.48.042, the successful applicant must attend training, provided by the Washington State Department of Revenue, within one year following appointment or reappointment. Interested citizens may obtain an application at the Mason County Commissioners' Office, 411 North 5'b Street,Shelton,or by calling Shelton(360)427-9670 ext. 380 or visit the Mason County website at www.masoncountvwa.gov. The position is open until filled with the first review March 29,2024. BOARD OF MASON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS X��� �Zlv Neatherlin, Kevin Shutty, Sharon Trask, Chair Vice-Chair Commissioner