Mark DeVestern Appointed New Trumbull Tax Assessor
First Selectman Herbst cites years of experience and training
TRUMBULL– First Selectman Timothy M. Herbst today announced the appointment of Mark E. DeVestern as the new Tax Assessor for the Town of Trumbull. Mr. DeVestern comes to Trumbull with thirty years of experience in property re-evaluation, appraisal and assessment. “As Trumbull prepares for another property re-evaluation, it is critical to have a Tax Assessor with the years of experience in performing, understanding and administering property re-evaluation in a municipality. Mr. DeVestern clearly has that experience not only as a Tax Assessor but also as a manager in re-evaluation companies that have served numerous municipalities throughout Fairfield County,” stated the First Selectman.
Mr. DeVestern began his career at Col-Layer-Trumble Company as a re-evaluation manager. In that role Mr. DeVestern was responsible for managing the re-evaluation of all real and personal property for various Connecticut municipalities, including the municipalities of Bridgeport, Danbury, Southbury, Stamford, Trumbull and Westport, Connecticut. During that time Mr. DeVestern acquired specific knowledge in the appraisal and defense of commercial, industrial and other complex special purpose properties. Thereafter, in 1989 Mr. DeVestern was appointed Tax Assessor for the Town of Newtown Connecticut. In that role Mr. DeVestern directed the appraisal of all the real and personal property within the town, administered state laws, prepared reports and performed all other Grand List duties. Mr. DeVestern was also responsible for the supervision and training of departmental staff and all assessment related matters.
Mr. DeVestern then went to Deloitte & Touche, where he again worked in the area of property appraisal on behalf of clients with commercial, industrial and other complex special purpose properties. In announcing Mr. DeVestern’s appointment, the First Selectman stressed Mr. DeVestern’s extensive experience with respect to property re-evaluation as one of the key factors which led to his appointment as Tax Assessor. “Mr. DeVestern clearly understands the importance of the Tax Assessor’s function in municipal government. Indeed, Mark will hit the ground running. He provides the type of perspective that is necessary to move the department forward. I have every confidence in Mark’s ability to be an outstanding Tax Assessor,” stated Herbst.
Mr. DeVestern is a Certified Connecticut Municipal Assessor. He also holds certifications as a revaluation supervisor and a revaluation commercial/industrial appraiser. Mr. DeVestern is a past president, treasurer and member of the Fairfield County Assessors Association and the Connecticut Association of Assessors Officers. A resident of New Milford, Connecticut, Mr. DeVestern is married with two children.