Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 14, 2020
Governor Whitmer Makes Appointments to Michigan Tax Tribunal
LANSING, Mich. – Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced the following appointments to the Michigan Tax Tribunal.
Victoria L. Enyart, of Jackson, is a level IV master assessing officer, certified general real estate appraiser, and a current member of the Michigan Tax Tribunal. Ms. Enyart previously served as equalization director for Jackson County and city assessor for the Cities of Mt. Pleasant and Ann Arbor. She holds an assessor certification from Lansing Community College. Ms. Enyart is reappointed to represent certified level IV assessors for a term commencing August 17, 2020 and expiring June 30, 2024.
Patricia L. Halm, of East Lansing, most recently served as a commissioner with the Michigan Compensation Appellate Commission and as a member of the Michigan Tax Tribunal. Ms. Halm previously served as policy counsel for the Senate Democratic Caucus, city attorney for the City of Midland, and an economist with the U.S. Department of Labor. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Michigan State University and a Juris Doctor degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Ms. Halm is appointed to represent members at large for a term commencing August 24, 2020 and expiring June 30, 2022. She succeeds Michelle Lange who has resigned.
The Michigan Tax Tribunal is an administrative court that hears tax appeals for all Michigan taxes. Most of the Tribunal's appeals involve property tax; however, the Tribunal also hears business and individual tax disputes. The Tribunal is divided into two divisions: the "Entire Tribunal" and the "Residential Property and Small Claims" Division.
These appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.