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Jeffrey Prang is the current Assessor for the County of Los Angeles. He is responsible for an annual operating budget of approximately $150 million, and a staff of over 1,300 appraisers, managers, and support personnel throughout Los Angeles County. With over 20 years of public service, Mr. Prang has amounted an extensive background in city, county, and state government. He has previously served as a member of the Executive Staff in the Los Angeles County Office of the Assessor for two Assessor administrations, as an Assistant City Manager for the City of Pico Rivera, and as a councilmember for the City of West Hollywood for nearly 18 years among other key boards, committees, and commissions. Previously, Mr. Prang was appointed to the California Councils on Criminal Justice and Interstate Adult Offender Supervision and elected as President of the California Contract Cities Association.

Full Biography

On December 1, 2014, Jeffrey Prang was sworn in as the 27th Assessor for the County of Los Angeles. Mr. Prang’s vision for the Office of the Assessor includes modernizing the systems, building the public’s trust and becoming more accessible to taxpayers.

As Assessor, he is responsible for an annual operating budget of approximately $150 million, more than 1,300 appraisers, managers and support staff located in seven locations throughout Los Angeles County and is responsible for valuing more than 2.6 million secured and unsecured parcels with a value of approximately $1.2 trillion.

Professionally, Jeffrey Prang served as a member of the Executive Staff in the Los Angeles County Office of the Assessor. Prior to that he served as Assistant City Manager for the City of Pico Rivera; Senior Advisor to Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy D. Baca; Director of Public Information, City of Los Angeles Department of Animal Services; Press Deputy to Los Angeles City Council President Ruth Galanter; and Special Assistant to Los Angeles County Assessor Kenneth P. Hahn. He began his career as a Realtor with Re/Max in Warren, Michigan.

Mr. Prang served nearly 18 years as a councilmember for the City of West Hollywood, including four terms as mayor. Additionally, he found the time to serve on several key boards and commissions, including the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission, Los Angeles County Library Commission and as Chair of the Los Angeles County Sanitation District - District 4, and the Los Angeles County Sanitation District Finance Authority.

In 2000, he was appointed by the Senate Rules Committee to the California Council on Criminal Justice. In 2001, Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg appointed him to the California Council on Interstate Adult Offender Supervision; he was reappointed by Speaker Herb Wesson, Jr. In 2006, Councilmember Prang was elected as President of the California Contract Cities Association, a statewide education and advocacy organization representing California municipalities.

Born in Detroit in 1962 and raised in Warren, Michigan, Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang is a graduate of James Madison College at Michigan State University with a B.A. in International Relations. In 2004, he completed the Program for Senior Executives in Local and State Government at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He also played trombone in the Michigan State Marching Band and in the St. Clair Shores Symphony Orchestra.

 
 
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