Frank Celico running for reelection for Summit County assessor |

Frank Celico running for reelection for Summit County assessor

Frank Celico is once again running for Summit County assessor.

Celico is wrapping up his first term as assessor, though he’s been with the county for a total of 22 years, according to a news release from his campaign.

As assessor, Celico and his staff analyze every real estate sale and building permit, and add it to the county’s database. His office has overseen two appraisal cycles. The first done in 2019 saw a record number of taxpayer protests. In 2021, his office implemented an improvement to its software system, which provides property owners more information and transparency about how his team determines their properties’ values, utilizes staff resources more efficiently and produces better values, according to the release.

The release states that Celico’s office is undergoing another upgrade to its database. It’s also preparing for the 2023 appraisal cycle, which will be based on property valuations since after the pandemic began. The release from Celico’s campaign said his office is “already planning and preparing for an inevitably high number of protests due to what could be the highest value increases Summit County has ever seen.”

Celico will be vying for the Democratic seat for assessor as the incumbent during the Summit County Democratic Party Caucus and Assembly on Saturday, March 5. Also vying for the same seat is Lisa Eurich.

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