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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.


Meetings & Programs

IAAO to offer USPAP update in February

Workshop 191: National USPAP 7-Hr Update will be offered live online on Feb. 24. This workshop is offered for continuing education for licensure and certification through The Appraisal Foundation. Workshop 191 provides a general overview of USPAP guidelines, advisory opinions, statements, and other appraisal practices. The course is updated every two years to address changes to USPAP. The class will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central on Feb. 24 and is open to anyone who has taken and passed Workshop 151: National USPAP and needs to remain current on USPAP. The registration deadline is Feb. 23. Register at https://learn.iaao.org/p/IC191FEB22. The cost of the course is $229 for IAAO members and $339 for nonmembers, and includes the current USPAP manual, a $75 value.

New AAS Fast Track program allows designation completion in a year

The new IAAO AAS Fast Track Program now allows students the opportunity to achieve the Assessment Administration Specialist designation within 12 months and completely online. Any student may participate in the online courses offered for the AAS designation. Additional information and designation requirements can be found here. Live online courses will begin in February 2022, but students can begin taking available self-study courses at any time. The list of self-study courses is here. Pricing for self-study courses is $399 for members and $625 for nonmembers. Live online courses hosted by IAAO HQ and taught by IAAO-certified instructors are $499 for members and $725 for nonmembers. Approved AAS candidates who register for an AAS-required IAAO live online class by Jan. 14, 2022, can receive 10% off by using coupon code AAS2022 during online checkout. 

Mobile, cloud-based platforms focus of webinar with Data Cloud Solutions, a Woolpert Company

IAAO Conference partner Data Cloud Solutions, a Woolpert Company, is offering an online seminar at 1 p.m. Eastern on Friday, Jan. 21, on “How Mobile and Cloud-Based Platforms Increase Accessibility, Adaptability, and Productivity for Field and Office Staff.” This webinar, presented by Daniel Anderson, vice president, will discuss how your jurisdiction can increase adaptability and productivity of office and field staff, no matter the circumstances. Register at info.woolpert.com/1-21-dcswebinar

Resident access and transparency the focus of Tyler online seminar in January

Tyler Technologies, an IAAO Conference partner, will be offering a webinar on “Citizen Access and Transparency” at 2 p.m. Eastern on Friday, Jan. 28. Residents have come to expect the convenience of online services — whether they are ordering groceries or shopping for a new house — and increasingly they expect government to deliver the same level of services. The pandemic has only increased this demand. Residents need online access to information and to file marriage licenses, pay taxes, etc. Access to property valuation data is now an option. Find out how constituents, businesses, agencies, and community organizations can benefit from easy access to high-interest property assessment data online. Not only do these services improve efficiency, but they reduce waiting times and improve resident satisfaction. Register at empower.tylertech.com/2022_IAAO_Citizen.html

Industry Events

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    First Quarter Leadership Days 01/25/2022 Registration for this event is open to committee invitation only. Kansas City Marriott Downtown at 200 W 12th St, Kansas City, MO 64105. Add to Calendar
  • March 3 2022
    Instructor Evaluation Workshop 03/03/2022 IAAO’s Instructor Evaluation Workshop (IEW) is an intensive 3-day event that allows you to showcase your training skills and abilities related to the delivery of IAAO materials in a classroom setting. Add to Calendar
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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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