Mary Margaret Tamez was elected Assessor of Crete Township and officially began her term on January 1, 2018. She previously served as Chief Deputy Assessor of Crete Township prior to her running for elected office. She is a graduate of Crete-Monee High School and has been a resident of Crete Township for the last 30 years, spending her youth in University Park, Illinois.
Mary has been employed with the Crete Township Assessor’s Office for the last sixteen years and has vast experience in the area, assessing over 11,000 parcels and over 7,000 homes. Mary is also contacted for Florence-Wilton Multi Township and began that role in March of 2022. Formerly, she was the Washington Township Assessor beginning August of 2018 through December of 2021 when Patricia Peters took office.
She is currently an active member of the Illinois Assessors Association, President of the Will County Assessor Association, member of the Crete Historical Society and Township Officials of Illinois. She previously served as Co-President of the Parent-Teachers Organization (“PTO”) of the Crete Monee Middle School and is a former member of the Crete Elementary PTO as well as the Crete Emergency Services & Disaster Agency (“ESDA”). Further information on Mary can be found on her LinkedIn profile.
Outside of work, she enjoys gardening, book clubs, spending time with her family, volunteering for many local organizations and especially loves summertime! She is married to her husband Richard of 24 years and they have two daughters. Her daughter Marisa enjoys being a mom has been married to her husband Cody. They have blessed her with three grandchildren Freya, June, and Bruce. Her younger daughter Theresa who is an occupational therapist and enjoys helping others.