Jeff Prang

Los Angeles County Assessor

Biography

Jeff Prang was elected as the 27th Assessor for the County of Los Angeles in 2014 and re-elected in 2018.

As Assessor, Mr. Prang has implemented sweeping reforms to ensure that the strictest ethical guidelines rooted in fairness, accuracy, and integrity would be adhered to in his office.

He has pursued an ambitious vision that includes modernizing technology, improving efficiency, ensuring public trust in the Office, and making services more accessible for taxpayers.

With more than 1,200 employees located in six locations and an annual operating budget of nearly $200 million, Assessor Prang manages the largest local public assessment agency in the United States. He is responsible for assessing more than 2.6 million real estate and business properties valued at nearly $1.8 trillion. Assessor Prang is a licensed appraiseror by the California State Board of Equalization, an Executive Committee member of the California Assessors’ Association (CAA), and an active member of the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO).

Assessor Prang’s dedication to public service spans more than 25 years. Prior to being elected Assessor, he served for nearly 18 years as a member of the West Hollywood City Council, including four terms as Mayor. He was also Assistant City Manager for Pico Rivera; Senior Advisor to the Los Angeles County Sheriff; Director of Public Information for the Los Angeles City 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.

Aside from these duties, he has been appointed to key boards and commissions, among them the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission, the California Council on Criminal Justice, the Los Angeles County Library Commission, the Los Angeles County Sanitation District Finance Authority, and as Chair of Los Angeles County Sanitation District 4. In 2006, then-Councilmember Prang was elected President of the California Contract Cities Association – a statewide education and advocacy organization that represents California municipalities.

Born in Detroit in 1962 and raised in Warren, Michigan, Assessor 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 Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He also played trombone in the Michigan State Marching Band and in the St. Clair Shores Symphony Orchestra. He lives in Baldwin Hills with his husband of 18 years, Raymundo Vizcarra, a public high school band teacher.

 

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