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|Marc Tonnesen |
Marc Tonnesen was first elected Solano County Assessor/Recorder in June 2006 and re-elected in 2010. He brings to the office 28 years of experience in both the private and public sectors as a real estate appraiser, broker, and manager. Since taking office Marc has improved relationships with many county principal stakeholders and implemented programs to improve the overall efficiency of the Assessor/Recorder’s office.
Since 2008 Marc has proactively adjusted the value of tens of thousands of properties throughout the County, helping to assure that property owners are paying a fair and correct property tax. He also works one-on-one with business owners to assure their property and business property taxes are fairly and correctly assessed. In an effort to continue to improve public access and protection, Marc implemented an image conversion program that makes recorded documents more readily available electronically and a social security redaction program that helps combat identity theft. Current projects include two additional automated assessment programs, an imaging program for assessment records, and an electronic recording delivery system. Despite the troubled economy and reduced county resources, Marc continues to make positive changes to the Assessor/Recorders Office.
Marc’s professional career began in the early 1980's as a private real estate appraiser in Solano County. In 1986, he accepted a position with the State Department of Savings and Loan where he investigated appraisal abuses in Northern and Central California. In 1988, Marc transferred to the State Department of General Services where he negotiated real estate leases throughout California. In 2001, he was promoted to Senior Real Estate Officer where his focus was expanded to include large and politically sensitive real estate transactions statewide. In March 2003 he was recruited to be the Assistant Assessor/Recorder for Solano County.
Marc is currently vice-president of the California Assessors’ Association where he serves on its Executive, Legislative, Finance and Education committees. He is the immediate past-president of the Bay Area Assessors’ Association, a member of the International Association of Assessing Officers and active in the County Recorders' Association of California. Marc is a Certified General Appraiser with the California Office of Real Estate Appraisers and holds an advanced appraiser’s certificate issued by the State Board of Equalization. In 1994 he was awarded the SRA designation by the Appraisal Institute of Chicago. Marc has a bachelor's degree in business administration.
A native Solano County resident, Marc is a proud member of a pioneer family that has been part of the county for five generations. He has two adult children, Kelsey and Brian, and one grandbaby Zoey Faith.