Endorsements

“I officially endorse Burt Garfield to continue to serve as the Utah County Assessor. Burt Garfield is well known throughout the State assessor offices as a great assessor. He has the perfect background in appraising, statistics analysis, and management, and this is particularly important for Utah County because of its growth. I have heard him present his office’s research, innovations, and automation systems at several conferences. I am always impressed with his work. He has also been generous with his knowledge and shown other counties more innovative ways to assess real property.”
- Chris Stavros, Salt Lake County Assessor

“Burt has my support and endorsement. He is doing a wonderful job.”
- Brandon Gordon, Utah County Commissioner

Kim Jackson, Utah County Treasurer
Anthony Canto, Utah County Surveyor
Gordon Lowe, Commercial Real Estate Appraiser, Owner of “The Appraisers Inc.”

Strategic Plan

The position of Assessor requires a unique combination of knowledge and experience which I have spent decades developing. My vision for the Assessor’s office is built upon my appraising, statistical modeling, and leadership education and experience.

Accurate and Equitable Assessment

By building accurate statistical valuation models to estimate market value for all property types

Efficiency

By using technology to enhance automation of the assessment process

Staff Development

By training Assessor’s office staff on statistical modeling, mass-appraising, appraising principles, and database design

Transparency

By providing information to County citizens about the processes of the Assessor’s office and property value trends

Qualifications

  • Current Assessor, elected April 2023
  • Assessor of the Year nomination, 2023, by the International Association of Assessing Officers, Utah Chapter
  • Masters in Industrial Administration, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 1995
  • B.S. Statistical Analysis, BYU, 1993
  • 7 years: Chief Deputy Assessor Utah County
  • 14 years: Employed at Utah County's Assessor Office
  • 18 years: Certified Appraiser
  • 29 years: Work experience, American Express, Discover Card, Zions Bank, Franklin Covey, Landmark Appraisal
  • Past President of the International Association of Assessing Officers, Utah Chapter
  • Licensed Appraising Instructor
  • Former Adjunct Professor, Statistical Analysis Utah Valley University

Assessor's Office

The primary responsibility of the Assessor is to estimate the value of all real and personal business property in the County. The Assessor does not have the authority to determine property taxes or create tax laws affecting property owners. However, I ensure the tax burden is distributed fairly by accurately assessing properties. I keep the costs of the Assessor’s office low to minimize the tax revenue needed. I work with legislators to refine tax laws as necessary.

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Background

Burt Garfield was raised in Utah County and attended high school in Provo. He went to BYU, where he met his wife. Together, they are proud parents of four children. Three of his children are currently attending UVU, and one is attending the University of Utah. Burt loves to spend time outdoors. He likes jogging, hiking, and taking family road trips.

Burt Garfield has an extensive background with 29 years of work experience as a corporate leader, small business owner and in public service. Burt has worked at American Express, Discover Card, Zions Bank and Franklin Covey. His roots run deep in Utah County. Burt's father and father-in-law were both professors at BYU in the Education Department. Burt's education includes a Bachelor's degree from BYU in Statistics and a Master's degree from Purdue in Industrial Administration.

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Election Events

March 5, 2024

Caucus
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Neighborhood Precinct Locations
To find location use https://precinctportal.org/

March 9, 2024

Meet the Candidates
10:00am - 1:00pm
Mountain View High School

March 26, 2024

Meet the Candidates
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Provo Library

April 20, 2024

Convention
9:00am
Mountain View High School

June 25, 2024

Primary Election

November 5, 2024

General Election

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"Burt did an excellent job as my chief deputy assessor for seven years. Burt is highly qualified and easy to approach, two attributes you want for your next county assessor."

-Kris Poulson, Utah County Assessor 2003-2023