Carson assessor's last day after 18 years on the job

Kit Weaver spent his last day as Carson City assessor Tuesday at work, saying good-byes and packing up his papers. After 18 years on the job, Weaver will be joining his wife in retirement.

The first thing they will do is take a three-month vacation to visit friends and relatives and play golf. Weaver's wife of 34 years, Lynn, retired more than a year ago.

"She's been waiting for me," Weaver, 61, said.

A Carson resident since 1976, Weaver was appointed assessor in 1985 after the death of predecessor Homer Gomez. He recaptured the seat in the four elections following the appointment, never facing an opposing candidate.

Before taking the position, Weaver worked in the assessor's office for eight years, working his way up to deputy assessor, the same path as his successor, Dave Dawley, took.

Weaver said he will miss working with city staff.

"I'm going to miss just being there," Weaver said. "It was just a great ride. I enjoyed Mondays as much as Fridays."

Weaver's responsibilities as assessor included placing values on all property subject to taxation for the purpose of levying property taxes. He was responsible for determining taxable value on land, residential and commercial properties, business furniture and equipment, mobile homes and aircraft.

One major accomplishment Weaver attributed to his work with the city was the introduction of automated data systems. He was chairman of the Data Processing Committee and focused from 1986 to 1990 to increase the technology in the office.

"I was very aggressive in believing (technology) was the solution," Weaver said.

He added one of the city's first geographic information system staff member, which allowed the office to begin to produce computer-generated rather than hand-drawn maps. Property information can now be found online, making it easier for residents and real estate professionals in the area.

Weaver also has been very active at the Nevada Legislature, testifying on pertinent laws.

Before working with the city, Weaver worked in real estate for Bonanza Realty, a career he plans to restart after retirement. Real estate work will allow him to continue working with people to help solve their problems, he said.

"I always enjoyed talking to people," Weaver said. "Real estate will be similar to that."


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