Kroshus Appoints Aeschliman as State Supervisor of Assessments

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North Dakota Tax Commissioner Brian Kroshus has appointed Melanie Aeschliman as the new State Supervisor of Assessments in the North Dakota Office of State Tax Commissioner.

Kroshus said, “Melanie is a motivated leader with experience directing and implementing property and tax assessment operations at the state and local level. Her extensive background makes her well-suited to serve as the State Supervisor of Assessments and oversee activities and duties related to property tax matters in the state.”

"I am excited for the opportunity to return to North Dakota, the place I call home,” stated Aeschliman. “I look forward to supporting the team at the Office of State Tax Commissioner and working with property tax administration at various levels.”

Aeschliman most recently served as the director of planning for Kenai Peninsula Borough in Alaska. She is a graduate of Bismarck State College and earned a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management/Human Resources and a Master of Arts in Public Administration from Colorado Christian University. She previously worked as tax director for LaMoure County, property appraiser for the City of Bismarck, city assessor and director of assessments for the City of Mandan, and assessing director for the Kenai Peninsula Borough. Aeschliman is a certified appraiser with the State of North Dakota and previously held an Alaska Association of Assessing Officials Level IV Certificate.

As State Supervisor, Aeschliman will serve as a liaison to property owners, local governments, and state officials on property tax issues. In addition, she will manage and direct the Property Tax Division of the Office of State Tax Commissioner and will be engaged with special projects and initiatives relating to property taxation. 

Aeschliman will begin her role on April 25, and replaces Kim Vietmeier, who pursued a new opportunity with the State of North Dakota after eight years with the Office of State Tax Commissioner.

Taxpayers can stay up-to-date on North Dakota tax-related matters by visiting the Office of State Tax Commissioner’s website at or by connecting on Facebook, TwitterLinkedIn.

Photo of Aeschliman is available.

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