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Candidates certified for Board of Directors election

The IAAO Board of Directors approved the 2021 Nominating Committee report certifying the following candidates to be placed on the November ballot for consideration in the 2021 elections for service to begin Jan. 1, 2022.
President-Elect - Pat Alesandrini, CAE, RES, Tampa, FL
Vice President - Lisa Hobart, CAE, PPS, FIAAO, Birmingham, MI; and Rebecca Malmquist, CAE, Minneapolis, MN
Region 1 - Kara Endicott, CAE, RES, Olathe, KS; and Doug Warr, AAS, Norman, OK
Region 2 - Greg Hutchinson, Howell, NJ; and Stuart Topliff, Rocky Hill, CT
Region 3 - Bobby T. Lee, AAS, Esq., Mount Juliet, TN; and David O’Neill, Lexington, KY
Associate - Jason Camp, PhD, Mississippi State, MS; Ryan Cavanah, CAE, Nashville, TN; and Daniel Fasteen, PhD, Minneapolis, MN

Conference hotel deadline is Monday, Aug. 2

Room reservations in the IAAO room block are due Monday, Aug. 2 for the conference hotel and more than 900 people have registered as conference attendees for the in-person and virtual component of the 2021 IAAO Annual Conference, Aug. 29 to Sept. 1 in Chicago.  The Annual Conference is the premier platform to share successes, discover best practices, and learn the latest research in the field of property appraisal. Participants may register online, or registration forms are available to download. More than 70 sessions will be offered at the in-person conference and the virtual conference component will include access to a select number of education sessions, networking opportunities, exhibitors/sponsors, and more. View the Printable schedule by clicking schedule link or image.

IAAO working with TEGOVA on standards; Lisa Hobart named Reviewer for standards committee

The International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) recently announced it will be working with The European Group of Valuers’ Associations (TEGOVA) on standards and Automation Valuation Modeling. As part of the relationship, IAAO member Lisa Hobart, CAE, PPS, FIAAO, has been appointed to serve as Reviewer for the TEGOVA’s European Plant, Machinery & Equipment Valuation Standard. TEGOVA is on schedule to launch Europe’s first Plant, Machinery & Equipment Valuation Standards in the autumn 2022. Hobart, who recently began her work with the committee, will be attending the 2021 TEGOVA Conference in October along with IAAO President Greg McHenry and IAAO Executive Director Debra N. McGuire, MBA, IOM, CAE. McHenry will be speaking to the TEGOVA General Assembly on the topic of Automated Valuation Modeling. Read more

IAAO joins group promoting bill to defray costs on GPS interference 

IAAO has joined a group of more than 100 organizations and companies endorsing the proposed non-partisan “RETAIN GPS and Satellite Communications Act.” The Senate bill, introduced by Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, hopes to defray the costs of impact of interference on GPS devices used by assessors and others by a new, private wireless network owned by satellite communications company Ligado. A previous FCC order did not require Ligado to pay the costs of GPS interference their new network could cause to users of devices and applications.  

IAAO Statement on Fair and Equitable Assessments

Recent news reports have highlighted potential disparities, or regressivity, in low-income properties being overvalued during the assessment process. IAAO and its members are committed to providing fair and equitable property valuation assessments.

IAAO believes regressivity in assessment is a serious issue. Valuation disparity is an assessment, legislative, political, and educational issue. Property tax caps, credits and freezes may contribute to disparities in valuations. Therefore, all parties must work together to identify any issues that currently exist and to prevent disparities from occurring in the future.

IAAO promotes the following as cornerstones of providing fair and equitable property assessments:

  • Appraising properties on a regular basis to determine Fair Market Value
  • Following IAAO technical standards on assessment and office operations
  • Allocating adequate resources to jurisdictions to carry out the assessing function in accordance with best practices
  • Providing assessors and assessing staff with training and ongoing professional development

IAAO continues to develop additional tools to assist assessors, jurisdictions, and the public on fair and equitable assessment matters.

To better understand the assessment and appeals process, IAAO offers property owners a brochure, “Understanding your Assessment,” which can be accessed at www.iaao.org/UnderstandingAssessment.


Meetings & Programs

Registration open for 2021 Women’s Initiative Workshop

Registration is now open for the Women’s Initiative Workshop, an online presentation to take place over four days in September. The program topic will be Building Diversity, Equity & Inclusion From a Foundation of Emotional Intelligence and will be presented by Christine Watkins Davies, MA, PCC and Zach Montroy, SPHR September 22, 23, 29 and 30. All programs will run from noon to 4:00 pm central. The Emotionally Effective Leader Workshop provides attendees with a deeper understanding of Emotional Intelligence as well as a key set of tools to be the well-rounded leader needed in today’s environment. The cost to register is $225 for IAAO members and $365 for nonmembers. The deadline to register is Friday, Sept. 10 to allow participants to receive and complete the EQi 2.0 Online Assessment prior to workshop. Participants will receive their individualized 27-page report at the session.

2021 Legal Seminar in Fort Lauderdale, registration open

The IAAO 42nd Legal Seminar will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Dec. 2-3, 2021 and registration is now open. The seminar will cover legal topics of interest to members of the assessment and property tax industry. The seminar will take place at The Dalmar Hotel and attendees may reserve by Nov. 1 for $195 per room, based on availability. Registration fees are $500 for members and $550 for nonmembers until Nov. 1 and then increase to $550 and $750.

Learn more about the conference from recorded webinar

The IAAO Headquarters Team and Local Host Committee hosted a free one-hour webinar, "Everything You Need to Know About the 2021 Annual Conference," on July 30 to dive into the details that will make this a great conference. A recording of the webinar is now available to view at learn.iaao.org.

Registration open for Conference golf outing

The Illinois Chapter of IAAO has opened registration for a golf outing on Aug. 29 to take place in conjunction with the IAAO Annual Conference in Chicago. The event will take place on Sunday, Aug. 29th at the Harborside International Golf Center in Chicago, and will kick off with a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start. The entry fee is $100 and registration and additional information is available on the chapter website. There are a limited number of spots available and registration closes August 20 or earlier if spots are filled.

Industry Events

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  • August 29 2021
    87th Annual Conference On Assessment Administration 08/29/2021 The 2021 IAAO Annual Conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, Aug. 29 to Sept. 1. Register online or download and submit the paper registration form. You may register for the virtual component using the online registration process or by submitting the paper form. To make a hotel room reservation, see the link to the hotel on the Conference Hotel Page. Add to Calendar
  • September 22 2021
    Women’s Initiative Workshop 09/22/2021 Building Diversity, Equity & Inclusion From a Foundation of Emotional Intelligence - The Workshop is a 16-hour online workshop presented by Christine Watkins Davies, MA, PCC and Zach Montroy, SPHR on September 22, 23, 29 and 30 ( Noon to 4:00 pm CST each day) Add to Calendar
  • October 8 2021
    Fall Leadership Days 10/08/2021 Registration for this event is open to committee invitation only. Hotel Phillips at 106 S 12th St, Kansas City, MO 64105. Add to Calendar
  • December 2 2021
    42nd IAAO Legal Seminar 12/02/2021 The 42nd IAAO Legal Seminar offers the unique perspective of members who are primarily involved in legal issues. The seminar presents substantive and procedural developments in law that affect assessments and valuation. The seminar will take place in Ft. Lauderdale on December 2-3. Add to Calendar
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Find the resources you need in the library

Looking for an IAAO resource? Find all of our internationally recognized publications, standards, and periodicals here. Members have full access to the IAAO Library as well as IAAO Connect, our member community networking tool.

Learn more about the Library during the summer of 2021 with our Words With Assessors game. For more information, check out the article in the May/June 2021 issue of F+E.

Research Exchange

The new IAAO Research Exchange is also now available. The Research Exchange is the central repository for research papers and journal articles relevant to the property tax assessment and administration community.

Subject Guides

The library recently released two new subject guides. The Marijuana Valuation Subject Guide provides links to articles, reports and websites with information on this new special property type. The Sustainable Architecture Subject Guide focuses on how green buildings features impact property valuation.

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Subject Guide on Marijuana Valuation

New Sustainable Architecture Subject Guide

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