Occupation: Union County Assessor
Occupational Background: Seventeen years as a registered appraiser, along with three years as county assessor, with the Union County Assessor's Office; Administrative Assistant for Eastern Oregon University; Small Business Owner; Personal Property Appraiser.
Educational Background: Bachelor's Degree, Eastern Oregon University; numerous professional appraisal courses covering appraisal theory, methods and practice.
Prior Governmental Experience: Union County Assessor; county appraiser.
Linda has lived in Union County for 28 years. She moved to Union County with her husband and two children in 1980. She and her husband owned and operated Hill's Antiques & Refinishing in La Grande. Linda was also a Certified Personal Property Appraiser, specializing in appreciable residential contents. In 1988, Linda worked as an Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Student Affairs at Eastern Oregon University. In 1990, she started with the Union County Assessor's Office as a registered appraiser.
Linda is active in her community. While her children were growing up, she was an active volunteer in Riveria Partners, Little League, and the youth wrestling program. She was instrumental in organizing the initial La Grande High School softball program. Linda is currently the secretary/treasurer for the Oregon State Association of County Assessors. She is also a member of La Grande Soroptimist International.
Linda is well qualified for the position of County Assessor. During her current term as county assessor, she has streamlined the tax collection process and has also offered new payment options for taxpayers, such as paying property taxes online. Linda has implemented a Geographic Informational System (GIS) in the Assessor's Office in order to provide efficiencies in the assessment and taxation process. Linda has the skills, ability and desire to provide effective leadership for the County Assessor's Office.
(This information furnished by Linda L. Hill.)