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Barry Simon reappointed to State Tax Commission

Friday, January 11, 2013

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the reappointment of Barry Simon, of Commerce Township, to the State Tax Commission.

Housed within the Michigan Department of Treasury, the three-member board has general supervision for the administration of Michigan's property tax laws. It also provides guidance to local assessors on assessments and appeals. No more than two members can be from the same political party.


"Barry brings years of valuable experience to the State Tax Commission and I am confident he will continue to do great work on behalf of the people of Michigan," said Snyder.


Simon is a certified assessment evaluator, personal property evaluator and personal property specialist. For 35 years, he served as city assessor and chief of personal property for the city of Southfield. He also worked for the Wayne County Bureau of Taxation. Simon, a Democrat, holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the Detroit Institute of Technology.


Simon will serve a four-year term that expires Dec. 27, 2016, and his appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.