Appraiser: Thick skin required


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September 11, 2019 - 10:17 AM

Allen County Appraiser Sandra Drake is retiring Friday with a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. in the courthouse. Drake has served in the position for 30 years. REGISTER/RICHARD LUKEN

Public service is often a thankless job.

Sandra Drake knew that the moment she joined the Allen County appraiser’s office 30 years ago.

It’s the nature of the beast, she explained, to decide how much a person’s property is worth; and thusly, how much that owner must pay in taxes.

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