Letter to the Editor: Wyatt Announces Re-election Bid for Prowers County Assessor

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January 28, 2014

It is with great humility, that I announce my decision to seek re-election to the office of Prowers County Assessor.

I am indebted to the citizens of Prowers County for the trust and confidence they have placed in me in the past, and obligated to serving the property owners of Prowers County in the same professional capacity that I have since first being elected. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than serving others and service is what the Assessors’ Office of Prowers County provides the property owners of this wonderful county.

My tenure of service to the citizens has seen many changes in the Prowers County Assessors’ Office and throughout the state of Colorado. Numerous new procedures have been initiated by the Colorado Constitution, Colorado Revised Statutes, and implemented by the Department of Property Taxation. It is demanding to keep up with all the changes in the property valuation system and I, along with my wonderful staff, have met those demands. The gratification comes from knowing that this office has complied with those changes, and have met the challenges.

Many of the changes that have physically transpired in the office have led to increased performance, enhanced public service and lowered budgets, which translates to less tax payer’s dollars to operate the Assessor’s office. When I first began my service as your assessor, the office staff was comprised of 12 full-time employees. Today, we perform the greatly increased duties of the office with only four full time employees. In addition, during my tenure as County Assessor, the Average Annual Budget Increase for the Assessors’ Office, from 1986 through 2013, is an amazing .015-percent. During the same period, the overall County average annual increase has been almost 3-percent.

During my term of office, I have served as President of the Colorado Assessors Association, as well as Chairman of numerous committees, including the Agricultural Committee and am currently the Chairman of the By-Law Committee, a position I have held for approximately 15-years. I pledge to continue being a leader in the property tax system of this state, helping to assure a fair and equitable distribution of value, especially in the rural areas.

It has been an honor and a privilege serving the property owners of Prowers County. I hope and pray you will allow me the opportunity to continue in that service for the next term of office.


Andrew B. Wyatt
Prowers County Assessor

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