Patricia (Patty) Damisch has served as the Northfield Township Assessor for over two decades. During her tenure, she implemented computerization and software applications for the Township’s real estate data base which have revolutionized and vastly improved the way property owners are assisted. Patty effectively communicates with citizens via her many annual outreach seminars, e-blasts, webpage and her Assessor reassessment newsletter.
As a long time recognized leader in the Cook County Assessment Community, Assessor Damisch has held multiple offices in the Cook County Township Assessors Association. She was a part a group of professionals who were able to convince the State to increase the senior freeze exemption income limit gradually from $40,000 to $65,000. She favors legislation which would limit assessment increases to protect homeowners from sudden massive tax bills.
Patty Damisch has held offices at Westmoor and Northbrook Junior High School Parent-Teacher Organizations, Glenbrook North Band Parents and Choral Parents Organizations, and the Northbrook Women’s Club. She has held leadership positions at Sts Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church in Glenview, the Hellenic League, the Chicago North Shore Panhellenic Association and Northwestern University Alumni Association.
Patty is a native of Northfield Township, graduating from Field Middle School and Glenbrook South High School. She has a Bachelor's of Science in Communications from Northwestern University and an Master's of Business Administration in Finance and Marketing from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. She also, of course, is a Certified Illinois Assessing Officer (CIAO).
Patty lives in Northbrook with her husband Mark Damisch, an attorney who grew up in Northfield and was Village President in Northbrook for 12 years. Patty and Mark have three adult daughters: a physician, a marketing manager, and a data scientist.
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