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IAAO & RICS announce collaboration

IAAO and RICS have agreed to work together to simplify and reduce fragmentation in the property tax and assessment industry. The partnership solidifies the two organizations' commitment to provide clarity in valuation for the public good and seeks to enhance resources for valuation professionals across all sectors.

Support Red Cross efforts on Hurricane Dorian relief

The American Red Cross is preparing to help tens of thousands of people in the path of Hurricane Dorian as the storm continues to strengthen and takes aim at the southeast coast of the United States and the IAAO is urging members to assist the Red Cross in their efforts. You can make a difference in the lives of people impacted by Hurricane Dorian. Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS, or text the word DORIAN to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster.

API & IAAO announce partnership agreement to improve industry

The Australian Property Institute (API), and the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO), announced that they have entered into a formal partnership to promote and improve the appraisal and assessment industry through additional professional development opportunities and advocacy of the role the industry plays. 

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, 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.

Support Red Cross efforts on Hurricane Dorian relief

API & IAAO Announce Partnership Agreement

IAAO outlines position on fee simple terminology

Leadership course available to members at a discount

Candidates certified for election

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". 

2020 GIS/Valuation Conference accepting program proposals

The 2020 GIS/Valuation Technologies Conference, sponsored by URISA and the IAAO, is set for March 23-26 in Louisville, Kentucky and now accepting program proposals. 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. Workshop proposals are due Aug. 26 and presentation proposals are due Oct. 7. Registration will open in November.

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2020 GIS/Valuation Conference

Industry Events

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  • October 9 2019
    Discovering "Insightful" Patterns In Your Property Data 10/09/2019 IAAO Webinar Series - FREE WEBINAR - Visualization using interactive graphs, charts, and maps makes both ArcGIS pro and Insights powerful and robust applications for valuation professionals to understand the patterns inherent in property data. This free session will demonstrate basic data exploration, visualization and analysis capabilities of both applications within the context of a real analysis. Learn how to dig deeper into your property and sales data to find data inconsistencies and anomalies, as well as understand the distributions, patterns, and relationships of important variables that contribute to value within your jurisdiction. This webinar includes a topic that will be taught during the 2020 GIS/Valuation Technologies Conference being held in Louisville, KY on March 23-26th 2020.

    Presented by Dan Fasteen, Ph.D
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  • October 23 2019
    Professional Designations Create Opportunities 10/23/2019 IAAO Webinar Series - FREE WEBINAR - Professional designations create personal and professional growth opportunities and enhance your credibility as an appraiser. This free presentation will discuss the IAAO's designations with a focus on the requirements related to education, professional experience and projects as well as the benefits gained by earning an IAAO designation.

    Presented by Terry Taylor, CAE, RES, AAS and Grady Cecil Jackson Jr., RES, AAS
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  • December 5 2019
    40th Annual Legal Seminar 12/05/2019 The 40th Annual Legal Seminar offers the unique perspective of members who are primarily involved in legal issues.

    The seminar presents substantive and procedural developments in law that affect assessments and valuation.

    The seminar will take place in Phoenix on December 5-6.
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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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Research Exchange

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Subject Guides

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Subject Guide on Marijuana Valuation

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