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IAAO announces election results

IAAO recently completed the election process for the Board of Directors and announced the following members were elected for service beginning January 1, 2022.

President-Elect - Pat Alesandrini, CAE, RES, Chief Deputy Property Appraiser Hillsborough County, Florida
Vice President - Rebecca Malmquist, CAE, City Assessor, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Region 1 - Kara Endicott, CAE, RES, Commercial Real Estate Valuation Manager, Johnson County, Kansas
Region 2 - Greg Hutchinson, Tax Assessor, Howell Township, New Jersey
Region 3 - Bobby T. Lee, Esq., AAS, Lawyer, Lee Law Firm, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee
Associate - Ryan Cavanah, CAE, National Sales Representative, Tax Management Associates, Nashville, Tennessee

Also in the election IAAO members voted to approve amendments to the IAAO Bylaws proposed by the IAAO Governance Committee. 

Proposed changes to the Code of Ethics released for exposure

Changes to the IAAO Code of Ethics have been approved by the IAAO Board of Directors for exposure for 30 days to the membership for comments. Comments on the Code of Ethics changes should be sent to watson@iaao.org.  The comment period will run until Dec. 10, 2021. The proposed changes to the Code of Ethics were developed by the Ethics Committees and the Board of Directors, and reviewed by Legal Counsel, and are intended to coordinate with the updated IAAO Strategic Plan, clarify existing language, and outline compliance with appropriate professional standards. The proposed changes are available to download in a clean version to review, along with a marked up version showing highlighted additions and strikethroughs indicating removed text. Following the comment period, the Code of Ethics and comments will be submitted to the Board of Directors for review and final approval. 

PCS looking for independent contractors for projects

Professional Consulting Services of IAAO is seeking independent contractors who can offer up to 80 hours to assist with projects and have immediate need for a project in the midwest and request interested parties to apply as soon as possible. This project requires expertise in several areas and compensation will be determined based on qualifications and experience. Please indicate your relevant experience and training on the PCS contractor interest form, along with a cover letter, which includes your expected compensation range, and resume to:  clark@iaao.org or mail to:  Larry Clark, CAE, FIAAO, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Professional Consulting Services of IAAO, LLC, 314 W. 10th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105.

Since its founding, Professional Consulting Services of IAAO has performed consulting services in several areas of mass appraisal throughout the United States and other locations worldwide. Due to increased demand for our services, we are seeking qualified independent contractors to assist with future projects. For more information see the following

IAAO releases diversity statement

The IAAO Board of Directors recently approved a diversity statement and announced it on Monday, Aug. 30 during the Opening Session at the IAAO Annual Conference in Chicago. Following is the statement.  IAAO President Greg McHenry, AAS and Opal Hudson, Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Task Force filmed a video on the subject. 

IAAO is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as a primary organizational core value. As a global community of diverse mass appraisal professionals, we can best fulfill our mission and vision by ensuring all individuals experience an equitable, inclusive IAAO environment. We incorporate DEI principles and practices into our goals of professional development, community engagement, communications and advocacy, and business innovation. To sustain this commitment, we implement meaningful metrics and measures. A diverse, equitable, and inclusive IAAO will continue to serve as a leader in making the assessment industry more reflective of the communities we serve. 

 



Meetings & Programs

2021 Legal Seminar in Fort Lauderdale, registration open

The IAAO 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 $700 for nonmembers until Nov. 1 and then increase to $550 and $750. The legal seminar brochure is available to download.

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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.

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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.

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