Dennis Draeger was appointed Assessor by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on July 14, 2009. He began his career in the Assessor’s office in 1975, serving as a residential appraiser, commercial appraiser, systems analyst, principal appraiser, chief appraiser and assistant assessor. In 1998, Dennis was appointed Chief of Tax Collections for the Treasurer-Tax Collector/Public Administrator’s Office. Dennis served as President of the Society of Governmental Appraisers for two terms and was the Past Area Representative to Southern California Association of Governments. Dennis served in the air force reserves between 1970 and 1976. He is a graduate of Cal State San Bernardino with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration and has attained an Advanced Appraisal Certificate from the State Board of Equalization. Dennis is very involved in his community. He was a founding member of the Calimesa Incorporation Committee. For six years he was a Council Member for the City of Calimesa, Mayor for the City of Calimesa for two years and served as a Planning Commissioner. He was a volunteer for the Calimesa Fire Department for fifteen years and a member of the Riverside County CSA 74 Parks and Recreation for eight years. Dennis was the PTA Auditor for Yucaipa/Calimesa and a member of East Valley United Way for four years.