Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Patch readers voted in December to select the Frankfort Township assessor as Patch's Person of the Year. Kral sat down recently with Patch to discuss the importance of educating the public about the tax assessment process.
Editor's note: Frankfort Patch readers voted in December to select Joe Kral as Frankfort Patch's Person of the Year. To learn more about Kral and his work for Frankfort Township, read our Person of the Year profile below. Joe Kral is the Frankfort Township Assessor, but he also considers himself to be a public educator. “Joe Kral is the type of person you want in government,” said Ed Ebner, a Frankfort resident who has sought assistance through the assessor’s office regarding his property taxes. As the township assessor, Kral, a former appraiser and business owner, is charged with assigning properties with the value from which their property taxes are derived. In 2012, he assessed approximately 24,000 parcels of land in the Frankfort area…
Monday, December 31, 2012
Find out who our readers selected as 2012's Patch Person of the Year.
During the past few weeks, Frankfort Patch readers submitted their nominations for Person of the Year and cast their votes. Now, the votes have been tallied and the winner is ... Frankfort Township Assessor Joe Kral. "Joe Kral is an example of how government officials should be and he is an asset to our community," wrote Patch commenter Steven Medcher. Kral received 92 votes, which is 54 percent of the total votes cast. The runner up was Summit Hill School District 161 Board Member Denise Lenz, who received 64 votes. Patch's Person of the Year is determined solely by the readers of Patch. Nominations are reader submitted and the winning nominee is determined by reader votes. Voting for Frankfort Patch's Person of the Year is a way to …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Voting continues through Dec. 30.
Who deserves to be recognized as Frankfort Patch's Person of the Year? During the past week, readers have submitted names of folks they feel deserve the honor. We received five nominations. Below, you'll find answers to two questions about each nominee from those who nominated them. We did not change the answers at all. What was submitted to us is what you see. Vote by selecting a person on the attached poll above. And, while you're at it, leave a few thoughts in the comment section about why he or she received your vote. You must be logged into the site to vote and comment. We will accept votes until the end of the day on Dec. 30. Whomever receives the most votes is Frankfort Patch's Person of the Year and will have a story written about …
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Know someone who made a difference in Frankfort during the last 12 months? Nominate them for Person of the Year.
Frankfort Patch is currently taking nominations for Person of the Year. If you have a friend, family member or colleague who helps make Frankfort a better place to live, nominate them! We're looking for people who are involved in the community and work every day to improve Frankfort for residents, whether it be through service work and volunteering, community leadership or something as simple as spreading joy and positivity with an optimistic attitude. Patch will be accepting nominations Dec. 18-23. Readers will have the opportunity to vote for Person of the Year from Dec. 24-30. Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Lincoln-Way Patch sites:
Friday, December 30, 2011
The cable coordinator for the village-run Channel 6 earned this year's distinction thanks to his reputation for pushing the station in new and creative directions.
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Friday, December 30, 2011
Joe Griffin is as much a fixture of Frankfort, where he's lived all his life, as he is of FCTV (Channel 6), the village's cable-access station where he's worked since he was a high school volunteer beginning in the late '90s. But his lasting presence in the village--or with Channel 6--isn't what made readers vote for Griffin as Frankfort Patch's Person of the Year for 2011. It's the fact that, as the cable coordinator for Channel 6, he's made a significant contribution to the community thanks to his innovative technical and creative work with the station. "Over the years, I've seen him grow creatively, professionally and personally," said Mary Canino, Frankfort's community relations manager, who hired Griffin in his current role in 2004…