In accordance with state statute, applicants must be a Certified
Illinois Assessing Official. They must have at least two years
experience in property sales, assessments, financial or appraisals.
They must also pass an exam by the Illinois Department of Revenue.
The board is looking for someone with strong skills in computers,
higher mathematics, mapping, appraising and office/personnel
management. The person chosen for the position must be willing to
reside in Logan County. The salary will be commensurate with
Qualified applicants may submit their resumes and previous
employment references to the Logan County Board, PO Box 39, Lincoln,
IL 62656 by June 3.
Brosamer had a long career in the assessor’s office. She began there
in 1979, working for Supervisor Raymond Pfeifer. At that time, all
the work of maintaining parcel information and property splits, as
well as mapping, was done by hand. A lighted graphing table and
electronic graph paper were used to measure each parcel and soil
type on farm parcels. In 1981 they began using a computer-assisted
Brosamer earned the designation of Certified Illinois Assessment
Official in 1987. To maintain that designation, she has successfully
completed 30 hours of class time each year since. After passing a
statewide exam given by the Department of Revenue, she was appointed
Supervisor of Assessments in 1994, following the retirement of
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During her tenure in the assessor’s office, Brosamer has seen
numerous changes. The office currently uses a Windows-based
system and has integrated the GIS mapping. The Computer Assisted
Mass-Appraisal System is also being implemented in the office.
“It’s been a pleasure, as well as a true honor, to have worked
for Logan County these many years,” Brosamer said. “But, I am
looking forward to a new season in my life with my family.”
“To the many wonderful people I’ve had the pleasure of working
with and meeting through our office, I thank each and every one
of you,” she added.
[Text received; JAN SCHUMACHER, LOGAN