My commitment to you, the property owners of Glades County is to have an open door. When you have a question or problem, I will sit down with you myself and work out a solution. I want you to be confident that your appraisals are fair. I also want to be sure that you take advantage of all of your allowed exemptions, in an effort to keep your taxes as low as possible.
The one thing that I have heard repeatedly while campaigning door to door is that many residents in our outer communities feel disconnected. I will put forth the EXTRA effort to open the line of communication that we so desperately need! I will do this in 3 ways:
1. I will send out a monthly email.
2. I will use the local newspapers including the Southwest Florida Online Sunday News.
3. I will attend the community association meetings.
I will put the maps on the Property Appraiser’s website. I have contacted the Property Appraiser’s current vendor and he has assured me that this can be done for a very low one time charge. The cost is very affordable and will not require a budget increase. I intend to work within the Property Appraiser’s current budget and manage this office efficiently, which will also save property owners money on their taxes.
I have extensive budgeting and management experience in Glades County government along with Business Law and Financial Accounting from Indian River State College.
-submitted by Lorie Ward