Genoa Republican Trent Tholen announced he will seek a second term as Douglas County assessor.
“It has been an absolute honor to serve the people of Douglas County as their assessor for the past three years,” he said. “This county has some of the most wonderful citizens in the world and it has been extremely gratifying getting to meet and interact with so many of these people.”
Tholen grew up in Douglas County and graduated from Douglas High School in 1999. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, in management and marketing, with a minor in economics.
“Douglas County has been my home for nearly 30 years, and I absolutely love it here,” he said. “My wife and I couldn’t ask for a better place to raise our three young boys, ages 12, 9 and 5.”
He came to work at the assessor’s office in 2008 and is certified to appraise both real and personal property for taxation purposes.
He is a 2011 graduate of the Leadership Douglas County program, served on the Genoa Town Advisory Board from 2013-16, and more recently completed Douglas County’s Supervisory Management Program.
“In the Assessor’s Office, we pride ourselves in meeting all statutory deadlines, having excellent customer service, and maintaining conservative assessed values, among other things,” he said.
Among the accomplishments he cited were a contract with a new database software provider. He said his office is within a few months of bringing the new system to the public.
“This will only be the start of the technology transformation in our office that will help to improve the services we provide to the community,” he said. “The Assessor’s Office is a tremendous information source for the public and many private entities. We strive to achieve high levels of accuracy to ensure people using our website or visiting our office get the best information possible. I am fortunate to have an amazing team that accomplishes a great deal for Douglas County, and our office would not have the success it does without their efforts.”