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August 17, 2018


INDIANAPOLIS--President of the Marion County Commissioners and Assessor Joseph O’Connor along with fellow commissioners Auditor Julie Voorhies and Treasurer Claudia Fuentes voted unanimously on Thursday on their appointment to the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library Board. The group has tapped local educator and West side community activist Crista Carlino to fill the role.

“Crista brings a wealth of experience not only within the realm of  library services but also through her front-line work within our schools in her efforts to  strengthen literacy at an early age,” said O’Connor. “I can’t think of a better collection of skills than those that she brings to the board. Her enthusiasm for bettering our city is a win for the board and Indianapolis at-large.”

Carlino is a lifelong resident of Indianapolis’ West side and currently serves as the High School and Early College Library Media Specialist at Ben Davis University High School. She is an ardent advocate for the west side and is a member of the Ben Davis Village Steering Committee and Power Indy Forward Steering Committee. Carlino was also elected to serve as a Precinct Committee Person in Wayne Township.

“I look forward to  serving the residents of Marion County through my work with the Indianapolis Public Library Board,” said Carlino. “ As a professional public school librarian, there is no cause more dear to my heart than our public libraries.”

The appointment becomes effective immediately.



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February 10, 2018

Marion County Assessor Joseph O’Connor was unanimously endorsed by the 300-member committee of Marion Country Democratic Electors on Saturday, catapulting him towards his third term. The vote was taken at the party’s pre-primary convention and solidifies the list of preferred candidates the party will send to the polls both in the May Primary and November General Election.

“It’s been an honor to serve as the Marion County Assessor and I’m thrilled to have the full-throated endorsement of my party as I seek my next term,” said O’Connor. “Our department has worked diligently to be mindful stewards of our resident’s resources and streamline the effectiveness of our office both internally and externally. We intend to do even more if given the opportunity to serve again.”

As Marion County Assessor, O’Connor has expedited turnaround time for residential property tax appeals, improving the overall effectiveness of the department and offering quicker results for residents moving through this process.

In addition to the role of Assessor, O’Connor serves with the other county-wide elected officials as a Marion County Commissioner. On the Board of Commissioners, O’Connor has initiated an impressive digital overhaul of the online filing system to streamline public record keeping and increase ease of use for the thousands of Indianapolis residents who use each day.

As commissioner, he also appoints member to the Capital Improvement Board, Health & Hospital Board, Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals, Metropolitan Development Commission, Ft. Benjamin Harrison Reuse Authority, Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library Board, Marion County Alcoholic Beverage Commission, and Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority.

Prior to serving as Marion County Assessor, Joe served as the Chief Deputy for the Warren Township Assessor’s Office, a role that he had also served in Pike Township. He was later elevated to Deputy Director of Reassessment and then Director of Assessment in 2009.   


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