An interim administrator has been named in the Douglas County appraiser's office, a county official announced today.
Sharon Dominik, who has worked in the office for four years, has been appointed as interim appraisal coordinator for the department. The announcement was made by County Administrator Chris McKenzie.
Dominik was appointed so that the appraiser's office would have someone in charge of its daily operations. County Appraiser Don Gordon, who announced his resignation last week, was granted a request to start his vacation a week early. His last day in the office will be Thursday, and his resignation will be effective June 28.
Dominik has been involved in data collection and physical inspection of properties in the reappraisal program, McKenzie said. She also has seven years' experience as a real estate broker in North Carolina and worked 11 years as a registered nurse in Minnesota.
"HER 22 YEARS of professional work experience, including direct experience supervising other staff, qualify her uniquely for this interim postition," McKenzie said in a press release. "I have every confidence that she will provide sound direction to the county appraiser's office during this transition period."
He emphasized that Dominik would be serving as appraisal coordinator and not county appraiser and "should not be viewed as any indication of a predisposition concerning the position of county appraiser."
Dominik will assume several duties as appraisal coordinator. Her major objectives include coordinating staff efforts to conduct valuation hearings with taxpayers, providing the internal and external audits with information necessary to evaluate the property appraisal program and assisting McKenzie and the county commission with their assessment of staffing and resource needs for next year's property valuation process.
ON A DAILY basis, Dominik will be responsible for the administration of the office, including work assignments, reviewing and approving expenditures, evaluating personnel and "coordinating staff efforts to accurately and fairly value all real estate in Douglas County."
The county officially began its search for Gordon's replacement on Monday, and hopes to have the job filled by July 15.