Stricken with cancer, leader of Tahoe tax revolt steps down
July 31, 2013
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The leader of the more-than-decade-long fight for uniform taxation for Incline Village homes has terminal cancer and therefore has resigned as president of the Village League to Save Incline Assets.
Maryanne Ingemanson's resignation is effective immediately, according to the Village League, which made the announcement late Thursday.
"It's most difficult for us to make this announcement that Maryanne Ingemanson has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer which resulted from metastasized colon cancer," Village League board member Chuck Otto said in a statement. "Her prognosis is a very short time frame."
According to the Village League, board member Todd Lowe was unanimously voted in as president. Les Barta will become vice president, and Dale Akers will be secretary and treasurer.
Board members Wayne Fischer and Otto remain in their present positions as webmaster and public relations director, respectively.
Further, Ingemanson's son, Dean Ingemanson, was unanimously voted in as a member of the board.
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"All your concerns are recognized and appreciated," Otto said. "Maryanne has requested to please withhold all direct communications. Please keep Maryanne in your thoughts and prayers."
Maryanne Ingemanson became a permanent Incline Village resident in 1984, living in the home purchased by her family in 1960.
She formed the Village League in 1996 to lead the successful effort to keep the Incline Village Community Hospital from closing. The nonprofit group's next project was the effort in 2001 to maintain the Incline Village beaches' access status of being restricted to most Incline Village General Improvement District residents.
Since 2002, the Village League has led the community's tax revolt, an effort to secure property taxes for homeowners in Incline Village and Crystal Bay that are uniform and equal to the rest of Nevada.
Ingemanson's work with the tax revolt has led to several Nevada Supreme Court decisions in favor of Incline, some of which that have forced Washoe County to refund millions in illegal and unconstitutional taxes to homeowners at Lake Tahoe.
Ingemanson and her late husband, Larry Ingemanson, have two children and six granddaughters.
Residents can learn more about the Village League to Save Incline Assets at http://www.nevadapropertytaxrevolt.org.