Nassau County Assessor Announced
Legislator Wayne Wink (D-Roslyn) joined County Executive Thomas R. Suozzi and several members of the Nassau County Legislature to announce the appointment of Thaddeus (Ted) Jankowski as Nassau’s new assessor.
Nassau County residents supported a referendum this past November which changed the County Assessor from a political, elected position to a professional, appointed position. “Nassau County assesses over 420,000 properties per year. That volume, in conjunction with the drastic economic downturn we are seeing in the market, affirms that this position needs to be filled by an experienced, professional assessor who brings over 30 years of experience to the job,” said Wink. “I am confident that Mr. Jankowski has the experience and knowledge required to reform the system and restore the public’s confidence in the Department of Assessment.”
Mr. Jankowski’s appointment will require confirmation by the Nassau County Legislature. The appointment is expected to be considered by the Rules Committee on January 12th, and by the full Legislature at its January 26th meeting.
About Thaddeus J. Jankowski, Jr.
Thaddeus J. Jankowski, Jr., who has headed Jankowski Associates, LLC, an international assessment consulting firm, since 1980, has distinguished himself as the Commissioner of Assessing for the City of Boston for eight years. A former founder and President of the Massachusetts Chapter of the International Association of Assessing Officers, Mr. Jankowski has also served as City Manager of South Portland, ME; Assistant City Manager & Chief Operating Officer of Worcester, MA; President & CEO of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board in Boston, MA; Deputy City Manager & Chief Financial Officer of Portsmouth, NH; Commissioner of Assessing for the City of Boston, MA; Chief Assessor/ Assistant to the Mayor for Fiscal Affairs for the City of Newton, MA; Chairman of the Board of Assessors for the Town of Oxford, MA; Assistant Assessor for the City of Worcester, MA.
A graduate of Boston College, Ted Jankowski is an accredited assessor and the author of the book, Massachusetts Property Revaluation: Taxpayers Rights and Procedures. He is the recipient of The World Bank's 1999 Award for Excellence, for his work in Thailand's "Land Titling Project," widely known as the international model for successful land titling and land valuation, and was awarded the National Center of Public Productivity Award by Rutgers University for originating a nationally recognized payment-in-lieu-of-tax program (PILOT) for tax exempt institutions that generated more than $17 million in revenue for the City of Boston annually. In 2004, Mr. Jankowski was appointed by the Mayor of Boston to serve on the Inspectional Services Department Management Review Commission.