Press Release -- Auburn Hills Announces Promotion

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Employee brings years of experience to new role 

Media contact: Kyle Scislowicz, Media Communications Specialist, City of Auburn Hills; 248.364.6726; 

Auburn Hills, MI—July 7, 2016—City of Auburn Hills, City Manger Tom Tanghe announced today the promotion of Marie Collias to the position of Deputy Assessor.

Ms. Collias has been employed with the City of Auburn Hills since 2011 in the capacity of Commercial Appraiser. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Information Systems from Mott Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Leadership from Baker College. Ms. Collias is a Certified Residential Appraiser and Michigan Advanced Assessing Officer—Level 3 Assessor. Prior to coming to Auburn Hills, she worked part-time for 11 years with the City of Grand Blanc. 

The role of Deputy Assessor is to assist the Assessor, who is charged with all duties imposed upon assessing officers by law, in making and preparing all regular and special assessment rolls in the manner prescribed by law or ordinances of the city. The Deputy Assessor also assists with all budgetary, personnel and administrative functions, performs a variety of routine and complex technical field and office work including the appraisal of commercial, residential and/or personal property, and the processing of applications for tax abatements, and poverty exemptions.

About Auburn Hills
The City of Auburn Hills is a distinguished leader in southeast Michigan. Home to approximately 23,000 residents, as well as a workday population of approximately 100,000, Auburn Hills continues to be a thriving global business address. It is home to over 70 international corporations and hosts the World and North American headquarters for numerous outstanding businesses such as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Continental Automotive Systems, Faurecia, and BorgWarner. Auburn Hills’ residents enjoy the amenities of city and suburban living with parks, a revitalized downtown district and a welcoming city complex with a library and community center. Additionally, the city has five colleges and universities, the award-winning Palace of Auburn Hills entertainment complex and Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, one of the state’s largest destination shopping centers, providing a variety of cultural, social and educational opportunities to residents, workers and visitors. Learn more at