Steve Goodrich announces candidacy for county property assessor’s post
Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 9:04 pm
County commissioner Steve Goodrich is announcing his candidacy for assessor of property for Obion County.
Goodrich was born Aug. 17, 1951, in Columbus, Ohio, and graduated in 1969 from Big Walnut High School in Sunbury, Ohio, where he lettered three years in football and two years in track and earned honors for football.
He attended Ohio Univer-sity in Athens his freshman year and walked on the football team, then transferred to the University of Tennessee at Martin in 1970 on a football scholarship.
Goodrich graduated from UTM in 1974 with a bachelor of science degree in secondary education. He returned to Ohio and taught science for two years and was assistant football coach. He returned to Tennessee in June 1976 and has lived in Obion County since then.
After returning, he was hired as the economics teacher, as well as the assistant football and basketball coach, at South Fulton High School.
He resigned from the field of education in 1977 and began a successful career as a real estate broker and an auctioneer.
Goodrich has been active in community service for many years. His first club membership was the Union City Jaycees in 1977 and he was active in the group for eight years, chairing and co-chairing the annual Chimes for Charity radio appeal.
He was president of the Union City Kiwanis Club in 1982 and, at that time, was one of two people to receive the Distinguished President Award.
He became a Rotarian in 1996 and is a past president. During his term, the club received the Presidential Citation Award. He was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow for his service.
Goodrich has served on the Obion County Com-mission since 1982, representing District 7. He has served as chairman of the Courthouse Committee for 20 years and he also serves on the county’s Delinquent Tax and Insurance committees.
He has been a state certified residential real estate appraiser since 1992 and has accumulated over 200 hours of Appraisal Continuing Education. He has also worked as a real estate broker and a master auctioneer for the past 32 years. He holds memberships with the Tennessee Association of Realtors, the National Associations of Realtors and the National Association of Auctioneers. He is the active proprietor of Goodrich Appraisals.
Goodrich is a member of Second Baptist Church in Union City and has three sons: Matt and twins Clay and Ty.
“As Obion County progresses into the future, it is essential that elected officials possess knowledge and experience for positions which one seeks to be elected. The citizens of Obion County deserve nothing less than qualified elected officials working in the best interest of all Obion Countians,” Goodrich said. “My 32 years of experience in real estate, 18 years of experience as a state certified appraiser and 27 years of service as a county commissioner would be invaluable to me as your next assessor of property. The increasing demand for greater detail in appraisals coupled with my experience and appraisal judgment are key important factors needed to ensure more equitable situations for Obion County property owners.
Published in The Messenge 5.26.10