My name is Sharene Ahlin and I am announcing my candidacy for Washington County Assessor. I have lived in Weiser for 19 years. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Fred Ahlin, and we are looking forward to celebrating our 28th wedding anniversary this fall. My husband and I have previously served as foster parents, and our son Dylan will be attending Weiser High School this fall. 

I have served the public for nearly 17 years while working in the Assessor's office, handling things such as assessment rolls, exemptions, abstracts, deeds, cartography, as well as items relating to the budget & levy process. If you've been in the office over the last many years for maps or property ownership questions, there is a very good chance I've had the opportunity to work with you! I have been an Idaho State Certified Cartographer for nearly eleven years. My ongoing educational training has covered many topics such as cartography, appraisal, policy, assessment, as well as budget and levy. 

I currently volunteer as a committee member for the Boy Scouts Troop 350, and also volunteer with many of the troop level activities such as recycling efforts and camping trips, merit badge fairs, etc. I have volunteered over the years with various ministries at our church. When I'm not out camping with my family or providing support with scouting activities; my hobbies include sewing, crafting, gardening, baking and canning. 

I am a strong supporter of our military, as well as our first responders.   I firmly believe that all public agencies should strive to work together as "team public" in order to provide the best possible services to all. 

I grew up in western Montana, and at the urging of a friend here in Weiser twenty or so years ago, I came to take a look at the area. I fell in love with the people and the area right away, and wasted no time in settling here. Initially I worked for Champion Homes as a Territory Service Coordinator for a few years, and then came to work for Washington County in 2001. The people of Washington County have become like family to our own family; sharing with us in the joys, trials and sorrows that come along this road of life. 
My hope is to continue to serve the people of Washington County.  I look forward to the opportunity to serve you as your Assessor, and it would be an honor to earn your vote.