Wendel Announces Appointment of Real Property Tax Director

From left, Kitty Crow, Chautauqua County Director of Finance; Kim Meleen, new Chautauqua County Director of Real Property Tax Services lll; and PJ Wendel, Chautauqua County Executive.

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Chautauqua County Executive Paul M. Wendel, Jr. recently announced the appointment of Kim Meleen as the Director of Real Property Tax Services III of the Chautauqua County Real Property Tax Department effective August 5, 2021 until her term’s expiration on September 30, 2025.

Meleen has served as the department’s Acting Director of Real Property Tax Services since February of this year. She has been with the department for just over two years serving as the Assistant Director of Real Property Tax lll from April 2019 until her appointment as Acting Director. Prior to working at Chautauqua County, Meleen worked for 16 years in the Town of Chautauqua Assessor’s Office as a clerk and appraiser.

“I am excited to announce Kim as our new Director of Real Property Tax Services lll,” said Wendel. “I am proud to promote someone who has worked tirelessly for our organization and I believe her experience, dedication and hard work will continue to be assets to the department’s success and mission for our residents moving forward.”

“Kim has done an outstanding job as Acting Director especially considering the many changes imposed by the state and Federal Governments during the pandemic,” said Crow. “There are many challenges ahead but I believe she is well suited for the position and I look forward to working with her in her new role.”

Meleen earned her Associates in Applied Science at Jamestown Community College. She is also a lifelong resident of Chautauqua County.

“I am so honored to accept the position of Director of Real Property Tax,” said Meleen. “I look forward to working with County Executive Wendel and the Legislature, and for the residents of Chautauqua County with my many years of experience in Real Property.”