Meet The Assessor Team

Assessor:  Susan MurphySusan M. Murphy

Susan and her family have lived in Elbert County for 25 years. She has previously served the community in the Treasurer/Public Trustees office for 5 years and 10 years in the assessor’s office. As your current Assessor, she is dedicated to serving the residents of Elbert County.

 The Assessor’s office is a very important office in local government that demands an upright virtuous individual leading the way. The assessment team works collectively together to support and strengthen the priorities of our office.  

Susan is devoted to administering an office committed to superior service and a courteous and knowledgeable staff, whose primary goal is to serve the public. Her continued commitment to provide fair and equitable values to ensure each taxpayer only pays their fair share.  Pursuing new, innovative ideas in technology which promotes department efficiencies for taxpayers and employees is one of her many goals.

In 2020, Susan and the assessment team received the very prestigious International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) Certificate of Excellence in Assessment Administration award. It is an honor and a privilege to be the first County in the State of Colorado to receive this award! The purpose of the IAAO Certificate of Excellence in Assessment Administration is to recognize local governments utilizing best appraisal and assessment practices throughout their offices including a strong emphasis on teamwork, accomplishments, and a high level of satisfaction among peers, staff and constituents. The Elbert County Assessment team continues to demonstrate such excellence in all aspects of their operation.

Susan and her team will continue to put ethical principles into practice as public servants.  She is humbly committed to serving the taxpayers of Elbert County.

The development of the Assessor’s robust website is to provide user-friendly tools which will efficiently assist with work and/or research from the comforts of your home.

As always, our office door is open to the public and we strongly encourage visitors, phone calls or emails for any of your customer service needs. Our staff has an unwavering commitment to this community.

Our Team:

Susan Murphy, Assessor,  Zachary Trester, Chief Deputy-Analyst,  Nikki Levitre, Administration,  Greg Toles, GIS Analyst,              Bailey Nicholas, Lead Appraiser,  Mike Nolan, Appraiser,  Lori Ellefson, Appraiser


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