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IAAO Selects Debra McGuire as Executive Director

The IAAO Board of Directors selected Debra McGuire, MBA, IOM, CAE, as the new Executive Director following interviews of finalists on Nov. 23, and she will join the association on Jan. 4. Ms. McGuire currently serves as Founder and CEO of Association Interim Solutions in Dallas. Her previous experience includes serving as President & Chief Executive Officer of the American Fire Sprinkler Association; CEO and Executive Vice President of the American Academy of Family Physicians-Michigan Chapter; and Director of Education and Communications for the Michigan Townships Association. She received a Master of Business Administration from Cornerstone University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University. She also completed the Institute of Organizational Management program at the University of Notre Dame and achieved the Certified Association Executive designation from the American Society of Association Executives.

IAAO election results announced

IAAO recently completed the election process for the 2021 Board of Directors and the following members were elected.  In addition, members approved the proposed amendments to the IAAO Bylaws.

President Elect - L. Wade Patterson
Vice President - Patrick Alesandrini, CAE, RES
Region 1 - Marcy Martin, AAS
Region 2 - Brian Gay
Region 3 - Terry Taylor, CAE, RES, AAS

Membership dues help available

2020 has been a challenging year for not only for IAAO members, but also for your jurisdictions budget. With this in mind, Vision Government Solutions and IAAO are pleased to offer the COVID-19 Membership Support Grant to provide greater opportunities for members to renew their annual IAAO Membership dues. The grant is available to a limited number of IAAO members whose jurisdictions are not paying membership dues because of budgetary restrictions. Download the form to apply for the grant to pay membership dues.

Task Force seeks input on changes to Glossary

The Authoritative Text Task Force, established in May by the Board of Directors, is working on updates to the IAAO Glossary for Property Appraisal and Assessment and is seeking input from assessment professionals related to terms. In particular, the Task Force is looking for contributions on terms that may be contradictory to state laws, or practice; additional terms that should be incorporated into the Glossary, along with any recommended definitions for that term; or general thoughts and comments you would like the Task Force to consider. Comments should be sent by Friday, Dec. 4 to Tammy Brown (brown@iaao.org), IAAO Staff Liaison to the Authoritative Text Task Force.

IAAO accepting research topics for Research Grant Program

IAAO is accepting research topics submissions for the 2021 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 to complete research in areas related to property appraisal, assessment administration, and property tax policy. Submissions will be accepted until Friday, February 12, 2021.

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Membership dues help available

IAAO accepting research topics for Research Grant Program

Upcoming Meetings

Legal Seminar Cancelled

As a result of the Austin area tightening coronavirus restrictions, IAAO has cancelled the 41st Annual Legal Seminar, originally scheduled for Dec. 3-4, 2020 in Austin, Texas. The seminar annually covers legal topics of interest to members of the assessment and property tax industry and the IAAO Legal Task Force will be working on offering some of the programs as separate webinars. Separately, the Preparation and Trial of the Property Tax Appeal Seminar is scheduled to take place in Des Moines, Iowa, on the campus of Drake University, in June of 2021.

Session presentations now accepted for 2021 Conference in Chicago

The 2021 Annual Conference is scheduled for August 29 to September 1. Speakers interested in presenting at the conference may submit proposals to IAAO for consideration. The submission page is on the IAAO Research Exchange and more information is available under Call For Presentations.

Women's Initiative Task Force hosting conversations

The IAAO Women's Initiative Task Force is setting up a series of interactive virtual presentations and the first call discussed gratitude and why it's so good for you. Future calls will be set up and to be put on the list to be contacted please use the signup page.

Women's Initiative Task Force Calls

Session presentations now accepted for 2021 Conference

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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.

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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