Palatine Township Trustee Pohlman appointed township's new assessor

Longtime Palatine Township Trustee Bill Pohlman has been appointed the township's new assessor.

Pohlman officially took office May 1. He replaces Terry Kelly, who retired late last year but had been filling the role on a contract basis until Pohlman received his necessary certification.

The assessor job involves determining the market value of most property within the township for taxing purposes.

Pohlman served 10 years as a trustee. The township board will appoint his successor.

As a trustee, he chaired the Human Needs Committee, which oversees the township's financial support of nonprofits, as well as the website and newsletter committees. In 2016, he was awarded the Patriot Award for his years of service in Palatine Township.

Pohlman is a lifetime member of the Jaycees and a member of the Sons of the American Legion, for which he has helped to organize Palatine's annual Memorial Day program and Thanksgiving dinner for Navy recruits. He is also a member of the Rotary Club and works at its Oktoberfest.

"I have always been involved with the village of Palatine and the surrounding communities," Pohlman said in an announcement of his appointment. "I look forward to this new position as a way that I can further help our community."

Palatine Township covers a 6-square-mile area south of Lake-Cook Road in Palatine, north of Central Avenue in Schaumburg, east of Huntington Boulevard in Hoffman Estates and west of Wilke Road in Arlington Heights. Its offices are located on Quentin Road in Palatine.

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