Jeffrey Prang

Jeffrey Prang was sworn in as the 27th Assessor of the County of Los Angeles in December 2014. He has since pursued an ambitious vision which includes modernizing technology systems, enhancing efficiency, restoring public trust in the Office, and making services more accessible to taxpayers.

With more than 1400 employees located in 7 locations and an annual operating budget of approximately $180 million, Assessor Prang manages the largest local public assessment agency in the US. He is responsible for assessing over 2.6 million real estate and business properties valued in excess of $1.47 trillion. Assessor Prang is a licensed appraiser 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) as well as the Society of Auditor-Appraisers (SAA).

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 various 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’s 4th Sanitation District. In 2006, then-Councilmember Prang was elected President of the California Contract Cities Association – a statewide education and advocacy organization which represents municipalities across California.

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 BA 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 has 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 14 years, Raymundo Vizcarra, a public high school band teacher.

Jeff Prang