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IAAO outlines position on fee simple terminology

The IAAO Board of Directors on Friday, August 2, 2019, unanimously approved and released as the position of the Association the White Paper  - "Setting the Record Straight on Fee Simple". Ongoing controversy regarding appraising the fee simple estate in real property has prompted the need for further discussion, and the paper, on this topic. Specific issues raised from the term fee simple absolute include whether a property should be valued as if vacant, whether the term assumes any encumbrances on the property, and whether fee simple implies market rent. The paper is available for download at www.iaao.org/feesimple and on September 10th, 2019, an educational session will be held on the paper at the 85th IAAO Annual Conference and Exposition in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. 

Leadership course available to members at a discount

IAAO is partnering with the Professional Development Academy to promote special pricing for the National Association of Counties High Performance Leadership Academy and are establishing a special leadership class for assessment professionals starting September 23. The NACo High Performance Leadership Academy is an online 12-week program that empowers county government professionals with fundamental leadership skills to deliver results for counties and communities. The retail price of the 12-week program is $1,995 per enrollee, however the first enrollee from each NACo member county receives a one-time NACo scholarship of $1,000 and a $500 discount for a final discounted price of $495. More information is available online.

2020 Board of Directors Candidates certified

The following candidates for the IAAO Board of Directors were unanimously approved by the Nominating Committee on July 22, 2019 and will be on the ballot in November: President-Elect - Greg McHenry, AAS; Vice President – L. Wade Patterson; Region 1 - Dinah L. Kilgore and Deborah Nielsen; Region 2 – William Healey, RES, R. Lane Partridge, and Samantha Steele; Region 3 – G. Cecil Jackson, Jr. RES, AAS, Don Long, and David Brian Sanford, CAE. Additional information on the election is available online.

August Webinar on Using Data for Fair & Equitable Assessments

The Power of Insights: Using Data for Fair and Equitable Assessments will be the subject of a webinar on Wednesday, August 21 and will review the benefits of integrating mapping and aerial photography with CAMA systems are well known. Join this webinar and learn how Fulton County, Georgia, overcame fluctuating tax appraisals and rates, disjointed processes, and community distrust by revolutionizing their methods of sharing data to provide valuable insights to decision-makers, department staff, and the public. Hear how this journey started and where it’s headed.

IAAO’s Assessment Books Now Available on Amazon

IAAO announced that its collection of informational books about the assessment industry, called Apendium, is now available for purchase from Amazon. The books range in price from $19.95 to $49.95 and the order page may be accessed through a link from the IAAO website at https://www.iaao.org/apendiumbooks  Also available on Amazon is the GIS for Property Tax and Assessment Professionals, to help assessors understand and use GIS for all sorts of office operations. The GIS book is available to purchase from Amazon at $29.99. 

IAAO outlines position on fee simple terminology

Leadership course available to members at a discount

Candidates certified for election

August Webinar on Using Data for Fair & Equitable Assessments

IAAO’s Books Available on Amazon

Upcoming Meetings

2019 IAAO Annual Conference Online Registration Closed

Online registration for the 85th IAAO Annual International Conference on Assessment Administration, set for September 8-11 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Attendee and Guest registration is closed. To register attendees may download a paper form for onsite registration. Be sure to check out the 2019 Conference FAQs and watch the free IAAO webinar, "Everything You Need to Know About the 85th Annual Conference".

Watch IAAO's July Free Webinar - Everything You Need to Know About the 85th Annual Conference

Conference season is upon us and to help out IAAO has posted the free July webinar about the conference free to watch! The 85th Annual Conference on Assessment Administration is right around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited. Hosted by IAAO’s Conference Committee, this complimentary webinar reviewed the details that make this our best conference yet. Hear about the in’s, out’s directly from the people who make conference possible. Check out the FAQ page to watch.

2020 GIS/Valuation Conference now accepting program proposals

The 2020 GIS/Valuation Technologies Conference, sponsored by URISA and the IAAO, is set for March 23-26 in Louisville, Kentucky. Formerly known as GIS/CAMA, the event has been re-branded to take into account the abundance of technologies that, when integrated with GIS, make valuation and assessment more accurate, efficient and applicable for jurisdictions of all sizes.  #GIS/ValTech2020 will feature an exhibition, pre-conference training and workshops, keynote speakers and a substantial educational program which is developed through a review of proposals received. The Conference Planning Committee is now inviting both workshop and presentation proposals.

Aug. 9 is online registration deadline for Conference

2020 GIS/Valuation Conference

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  • August 21 2019
    The Power of Insights: Using Data for Fair & Eq. Assessments 08/21/2019 IAAO Webinar Series -The benefits of integrating mapping and aerial photography with CAMA systems are well known. Today’s busy assessors are now looking for ways to turn property assessment data into actionable intelligence for fair and equitable assessments.

    The digital transformation era has empowered assessors to move past outdated spreadsheets and into a real-time digital infrastructure that links valuation data directly to key performance indicators to help inform and validate processes, reduce time spent reporting, and enable citizen engagement and transparency.

    Join this webinar and learn how Fulton County, Georgia, overcame fluctuating tax appraisals and rates, disjointed processes, and community distrust by revolutionizing their methods of sharing data to provide valuable insights to decision-makers, department staff, and the public. 2-Hours of CEU

    Presented by Tim Bross, Saf Rabah, Mike Rowicki and Kyle Souhrada
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  • September 8 2019
    85th Annual Conference On Assessment Administration 09/08/2019 Join IAAO for the 85th Annual Conference on Assessment Administration in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. The annual conference provides educational sessions, networking, special events, and exhibits.

    *Single Event Tickets will be sold onsite only at the Registration Desk* Welcome Reception - $75, Awards & Recognition Luncheon - $55, Closing Banquet - $100, Tuesday's Networking Lunch in Exhibit Hall - $50, Continental Breakfasts - $40/each (Monday - Wednesday)


    Online registration is closed. Download the paper registration form to bring to onsite registration.
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  • March 23 2020
    GIS/Valuation Technologies Conference 03/23/2020 The GIS/Valuation Technologies Conference is jointly presented by URISA and IAAO and is designed to foster collaboration and integration of data, technology and functionality.

    The 2020 Conference will take place in Louisville, Kentucky. Currnetly URISA is accepting proposals for sessions at the conference and more information is available on the URISA website at https://www.urisa.org/gisvaltechcall.
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