Shelly Scott, with over 35 years of service with the County of Marin, is a confident and experienced professional. She started with the Marin County Municipal & Superior Court/County Clerk. While working in the Courts she handled probate & civil cases and all phases of the accounting department.

Shelly is currently serving in the Marin County Assessor-Recorder- County Clerk’s office. She is certified by the State Board of Equalization as an Auditor Appraiser and a Real Property Appraiser. Throughout the 30 years that Shelly has worked in the Assessor-Recorder’s office, she has successfully defended assessment appeals before the Marin County Assessment Appeals Board. Her goal is to see that the assessments are correct, fair and equitable to ensure that every taxpayer pays only his or her fair share of the tax burden. She also enjoys working with the public and helping them to better understand the assessment process.

Shelly served as a Commissioner on the Marin County Humans Rights Board. The Board works to eliminate prejudice and discrimination to foster attitudes which will lead to civic peace and better inter-group relations.

As a member of the Rotary Club of Novato Sunrise, she assists in recognizing needs within the community, allocating funding to support the project and then volunteering her time to bring the project to completion.

Shelly is a recent graduate of Emerge California Class of 2009. Emerge California is a political leadership training program for Democratic women in the San Francisco Bay Area.

  • Shelly has volunteered her time as a girl’s gymnastics coach at Cal Star Gymnastics in Novato.
  • Shelly also serves as a Trustee for the Novato School District.
  • Shelly is a commissioner on the Marin County Parks & Open Space Commission. 

Shelly's Ballot Statement

You may not know much about the Assessors Office (many people don’t). So, may I share why this work is so important for the community.

County Assessors determine the worth of homes and commercial property, and help property owners understand how changes might affect property values. So whether you’re a homeowner, renter or seeking business space, all Marin County property values are influenced by the work we do in the Assessors office.

Over 30 years in our Marin County Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk's office, I’ve worked through the ranks (in every division). I’ve developed a broad skill set, a comprehensive understanding of every department, and identified goals to improve morale and move us forward:

  1. streamline processes to make them more transparent and accessible;
  2. update systems using modern technology;
  3. improve workplace functionality.

Everyday we help people transform their frustration into understanding and replace confusion with clarity. I love helping people become empowered through greater knowledge.

I’m proud to be endorsed by every member of the Novato Unified School District Board (where I’ve served for over eight years), and State Controller Betty T. Yee. I’m an active Rotarian, serve on the Marin County Parks and Open Space Commission, and I’ve served six years on the Marin County Human Rights Commission.

I ask for your vote for Marin County Assessor.