The Harvey County Commission has appointed Michele Lowery as Harvey County appraiser, effective May 1.

Lowery will finish the remaining two years of the position's previously unexpired term. 

"I am wholeheartedly ready," Lowery said. Appraiser Michele Lowery

Lowery will replace Della Rowley, who served as appraiser while Lowery completed her qualifications for the post. Rowley resigned effective April 30, finishing a previously agreed upon six-month term.

"We're extremely grateful for Rowley's efforts leading the appraiser's office while Lowery pursued her certifications," said Harvey County Administrator Anthony Swartzendruber. "Lowery has been a long-time dedicated employee to Harvey County, and her knowledge and experience in that office will be invaluable. We're excited for her to get started in her new role."

Lowery has worked for Harvey County for 21 years.