Occupation: Klamath County Assessor 2009- Present
Occupational Background: Savings and Loan Appraiser 1968-1972, First Interstate Bank AVP and Appraisal Office Supervisor 1973-1989, Klamath County Assessor Office 1990-1997 residential - special projects appraiser, 1998-2009 commercial/industrial and chief appraiser, 2009-present county assessor.
Educational Background: Graduated Dinuba California High School 1964; 1965 Reedley Junior College; 1967 Fresno State University; 1968 University of San Francisco; 1969 University of San Francisco; 1975 Cal-State Long Beach; 1977 University of Santa Clara; 1980 University of California, Stanislaus.
Prior Governmental Experience: Member: Oregon State Association of County Assessors, 1975 senior member American Society of Appraisers (ASA) 1984 recertified as senior member; 1989 Certified Appraiser state of Oregon; American Legion Post 8; Volunteer Klamath Basin Senior Citizens Council.
Don Believes: Under my leadership and with the assistance of an excellent staff we can continue to keep the Assessor's office running in an efficient and professional manner, and within my strategic plan for the assessor position to be an appraiser. We strive to be fair to both taxpayers and taxing districts and to serve the public to the best of our ability. My philosophy is to focus on the day to day operation of the Assessor's office.
(This information furnished by Donald L Ringgold.)