Today is my last day as Commissioner at the Cook County Board of Review and I just wanted to send a quick goodbye note to express my immense gratitude for my time here.
I’m incredibly proud of the work we’ve done together over the past 11 (!) years. We hired and trained a team of attorneys and real estate professionals; built an award-winning digital appeals processing system; translated our forms and documents into Spanish, Polish, Korean and Mandarin; held more than 400 outreaches where people could file their tax appeal in their own neighborhood on their own schedule; created the Surviving Spouse Tax Abatement program, where we refund their Cook County and Chicago property taxes to the surviving spouse of fallen police, fire and emergency officers; and overall served the taxpayers with integrity and hard work.
The Board of Review staff's dedication doesn't get the recognition it deserves, but I've watched as we've helped millions of Cook County homeowners and property owners and the schools and local governments they rely on. I'll keep watching from the sidelines and cheering them on.
Once again, thank you.