New Trier Township Assessor Jan Churchwell Sworn Into Office

Jan Churchwell
Jan Churchwell
Jan Churchwell, a Northfield resident, took the oath of office as New Trier Township Township Assessor on July 30, 2014. She was officially sworn in by Township Clerk Jerome Hoynes with Supervisor Paddie Brennen in attendance. An induction ceremony will be held at the next Board of Trustees meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at the Township Office, 739 Elm Street in Winnetka. The public is invited to attend the induction ceremony and Board of Trustees meeting.
Ms. Churchwell enjoyed a long-term career in real estate, which will provide her a sound foundation for the position of Assessor. She has recently completed her course of qualifications and is a Certified Illinois Assessing Officer (CIAO). She takes over the office from retiring Interim Assessor JoAnn Shrier Gordon. As Assessor, Ms. Churchwell will serve to provide a variety of services and act as liaison between the taxpayer and the Cook County Assessor’s Office.
Deputy Assessor Lois Cross will continue to provide information and assistance to Township residents. She is available to help citizens with appeals, exemptions and refunds, sales and building permits, taxpayer of record information, detailed assessment information and property descriptions, legal descriptions of property, property tax identification numbers, name and address changes, tax exempt property listings, plat maps, tax rate information and much more.
Ms. Churchwell stated that her goals as Assessor include, "helping residents understand what their property taxes do, assisting them with problems related to the assessment process and tax collection, and working with county townships and Cook County Officials for the betterment of the system."

The Assessor’s Office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Residents may view a list of services offered on the Township website at  For more information on the services provided by the Office of the Assessor, residents may contact the Assessors Office at 847-446-8200, or 

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