About the State Tax Commission

The State Tax Commission is comprised of 3-members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. The State Tax Commission has general supervision of the administration of the Property Tax Laws in Michigan and shall render such assistance and give such advice to assessors, as they deem necessary. In 2009, the State Tax Commission became responsible for the education and certification of assessing officers. To contact the State Tax Commission, please call 517-335-3429, E-mail at State-Tax-Commission@michigan.gov, or mail to: P.O. Box 30471, Lansing, MI 48909.

State Tax Commission Ethics Policy

Peggy L. Nolde
Peggy L. Nolde

Peggy L. Nolde was appointed Chairperson to the State Tax Commission in March 2020 to a three-year term expiring December 27, 2022.  Ms. Nolde is a Michigan Master Assessing Officer (MMAO) and is a member of the International Association of Assessing Officers, where she holds the Certified Assessment Evaluator (CAE) designation.  Ms. Nolde is the former Equalization Director for Genesee County, past president of the Southeast Chapter of the Michigan Assessors Association and the Tri-County Assessors Association.  Ms. Nolde served as the assessor for the Charter Township of Grand Blanc, an appraiser for the City of Flint, assessor for the Charter Township of Mundy and the City of Fenton.

W. Howard Morris
W. Howard Morris

W. Howard Morris was reappointed to the State Tax Commission in November 2017 to a four-year term expiring December 27, 2021.  Mr. Morris has 30 years of professional accounting and financial experience and is the president and CIO of the Prairie & Tireman Group in Detroit.  He is a former vice president and senior portfolio manager for Comerica Bank, former emergency financial manager of the Inkster Public School District, former CFO of the Detroit Public School District, and former president of WILMOCO Capital Management.  Morris is a CPA, a chartered financial analyst, a personal financial specialist, and a chartered global management accountant.  He received a bachelor's of business administration from Northwood University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.