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Kristine Lee, Kings County Assessor, Clerk-Recorder
Kristine Lee was elected to the position of Assessor, Clerk-Recorder on November 4, 2014. She graduated with distinction from Fresno State with a Master's Degree in Public Administration and has a Bachelor's Degree in Business with an Accounting option. She is a Certified Public Accountant and holds an Advanced Certification in Property Taxation. She worked for over a decade in the Tulare County Assessor's Office, and in addition worked for numerous years in private industry. Kristine has lived in Hanford for 20 years and has two grown sons and three grandchildren.
About the Office
The County Assessor, Clerk-Recorder is a constitutionally elected official responsible for the oversight of two distinct yet related offices within the department: the Assessor and Clerk-Recorder Offices.
The Department is committed to a philosophy of service and accountability to the public, whose interest is best served through the sound administration of the California laws governing the functions of our offices.
In keeping with our most significant, commonly-held principles and values:
We provide high quality work products and services based on our commitment to public service, excellence, and accountability.
We adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards of conduct.
We administer the laws equitably, impartially, efficiently, and accurately.
We observe and protect the confidentiality rights of the public and our employees.
We treat every individual, the public, and other private and government agencies with courtesy, respect, dignity, and concern.
We value the individual and teamwork, and the contribution that each makes to our office and the public.
We accept responsibility for the public's trust and work together with other departments and agencies in a cooperative, mutually supportive environment with honest and open communications.