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Meet Steve

Steve Schleiker is the current Assessor for El Paso County, CO, a title he has carried since 2014.  A member of our community since 1975, Steve is a decorated Marine Corps veteran.  



Steve has served in the El Paso County Assessor’s Office since 1999, and is a current licensed appraiser in the State of Colorado.  He has served as a Personal Property Appraiser, Personal Property Manager, Office Operations Manager, Deputy Assessor and finally the title he currently holds, Assessor of El Paso County.  He has been a strong voice for fiscal responsibility and has led major initiatives that have helped El Paso County usher in new technologies that have provided greater efficiencies in the appraisal processes, such as “mobile office” programs for the field appraisers, and changing to a more detailed and accurate method of re-appraising property.  These efficiencies have allowed the El Paso County Assessor’s Office to reduce staffing levels by over 20%.

After graduating from Widefield High School in 1987, Steve joined the United States Marine Corps where he received numerous awards and was a decorated veteran from Operations Desert Storm, Southern Watch, and Deny Flight.  In 1993, Schleiker was named first runner-up for the John W. Finn Aviation Ordnance Man of the Year award for the United States Navy and Marine Corps.

After an Honorable Discharge in 1999, Steve went on to earn his Appraisal License.  He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology Management, a Master’s Degree in Project Management, and an Executive Master’s in Business Administration.

Steve is active in the community and enjoys living on the Westside of Colorado Springs, where he is a members of Woodmen Valley Chapel and serves on several local boards.

Since 2014, Steve and his staff have worked diligently to make the El Paso County Assessor's Office a model of efficiency, effectiveness, and customer service.  Steve continually builds positive relationships with property owners and taxpayers.  He strives to expel the notion government offices are adversarial and works daily towards transparency.  Steve is committed to serving El Paso County and under his guidance continues to make the Assessor's Office not just competent, but outstanding.

Steve is a member of CATA (Colorado Association of Tax Appraisers), CAREA (Colorado Association of Real Estate Appraisers), IAAO (The International Association of Assessing Officers), and President of CAA (Colorado Assessor's Association).


Quick Facts

• Current Assessor

• Marine Corps Veteran

• Served in Assessor's Office since 1999

• Graduate of Widefield High School

• MBA & Master's Degree in Project


Professional Associations

• CATA (Colorado Association of Tax Appraisers)

• CAREA (Colorado Association of Real Estate Appraisers)

• IAAO (The International Association of Assessing Officers)

• President CAA (Colorado Assessor's Association)

2014 thru Current - Assessor

2009 thru 2014 - Deputy Assessor

2007 thru 2012 - Assessor's Office Personal Property Manager

2007 thru 2009 - Assessor's Office Operations / HR Manager

2003 thru 2007 - Appraiser II

1999 thru 2003 - Appraiser I


Oversees a staff of 51 employees
Oversees an office budget of $3.3 million
Former United State Marine Corps Non-Commissioned Officer


Colorado Licensed Appraiser
Bachelor of Science Degree (Information Technology Management)
Master’s of Science Degree (Project Management)
Master’s of Science Degree (Executive Business Administration)

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