Submit annual conference presentation ideas by Jan. 31
Interested in presenting at the 2022 IAAO Annual Conference in Boston? The Call for Presentations is now open. The submission deadline is Jan. 31. Anyone interested is encouraged to submit presentation ideas as soon as possible, and registration discounts of up to $200 may be available to presenters. See the presentation information page on the IAAO site for more information in order to submit a presentation.
IAAO establishes building donation campaign
IAAO has established a new building donation campaign to update the IAAO Headquarters office in Kansas City. With every donation greater than $500 by a single individual, chapter or affiliate, jurisdiction, or company, the donor will be permanently commemorated at IAAO Headquarters with their name on a star, and receive a commemorative gift for their home or office.
★Donations of $500-$999 receive a small star.
★Donations of $1,000 -2,499 receive a medium star.
★Donations equal or greater than $2,500 receive a large star.
Donations will help fund an updated and modernized meeting room with the technology needed to function in today’s global climate; and alignment with the newly approved Strategic Plan, which shifts resources for the Headquarters Team into functioning units including team “pods” and additional offices in spaces previously used for shipping and storage. IAAO is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization so your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by the IRS.
Registration now open for 2022 GIS/Valuation Technologies Conference
Registration is open for the 25th Annual GIS/Valuation Technologies Conference, March 27-30 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside hotel in New Orleans. Jack Dangermond, founder and president of Esri, is this year's keynote speaker. URISA and IAAO partner each year to discuss the importance of data and the analysis of location information for better decision making within a jurisdiction. For more than 25 years, this conference has been the favorite annual event for assessors and the GIS professionals who use technology to make property assessment and tax administration more accurate and efficient. Optional workshops will provide deep dives into a number of important topics. Registration is available on the conference site. The full schedule is at https://gisvaltech2022.sched.com
IAAO joins other valuation groups on webinar series on DEI
IAAO is joining the American Society of Appraisers, Appraisal Institute (AI), American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers (ASFRMA), MBREA, and National Society of Real Estate Appraisers (NSREA) to present a new series of webinars on diversity, equity, and inclusion. The first webinar, entitled “Revealing Relevance for the Appraiser Profession” will air 1 to 4 p.m. Eastern on Monday, Jan. 31, 2022.
Presenting experts David Doering, ASA, IFA; Robbie Wilson, ASA, RA, SRA; Scott Reuter; and Danny Wiley, SRA, will discuss the details of the Freddie Mac study on “Racial and Ethnic Valuation Gaps In Home Purchase Appraisals,” including questions/points from the research and what appraisers can do in light of the research findings. They will also discuss how the three approaches of value inform an opinion of value; how comparable sale selection can lead to inadvertent effects on the opinion of value; and how neighborhood or market area determinations are made, and how this definition can cause inadvertent negative impacts. Registration for the free webinar is available at: bit.ly/30CLfNb.
IAAO accepting submissions for Research Grant Program
IAAO is accepting research topics submissions for the 2022 IAAO Research Grant Program and IAAO members, along with students and faculty, are now eligible to submit proposals. The IAAO Research Grant Program, formerly the Academic Partnership Program, provides financial support for IAAO members, students, and faculty to complete research in areas related to property appraisal, assessment administration, and property tax policy. All IAAO members, graduate/postgraduate students and faculty at accredited colleges/universities are eligible to apply. Both international and domestic students are eligible, however the final report must be in the English language. Funding for each approved project will be between $2,500 and $5,000. Grants are awarded for 1 year. See Grant page
for more information. The deadline to submit is Feb. 12, 2022.