Volunteers needed for Annual Conference
IAAO is looking for volunteers to work at the IAAO Annual Conference in Chicago, Aug. 29 - Sept. 1. By agreeing to volunteer eight hours, attendees can qualify for a reduced conference registration rate of $395. Once you are confirmed, each volunteer will receive a volunteer coupon code to use when registering. Most of the volunteer positions at the Annual Conference are associated with the registration desk, badge scanning at entrances to sessions, and assisting with coordination of offsite events. To volunteer, fill out the online form at https://illinoisiaao.org/volunteer-form/ or contact the Local Host Volunteer chairs, Chesney Leafblad at email@example.com, or Tim Jorczak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GIS/Valuation Technologies Virtual Conference registration open
Registration is now open for the 24th Annual GIS/Valuation Technologies Conference, offered as a virtual event in 2021 due to concerns over COVID-19. The conference will offer programming and a series of optional workshops. Programs will be offered on Tuesday, March 23 through Noon on Thursday, March 25 and areas for the conference are GIS technologies, leadership development & policy; modeling & valuation; and a partner track. Workshops will be offered on Monday, March 22, the afternoon of Thursday, March 25, and Friday, March 26. Registration is available through the conference site at www.urisa.org/valtech
and the full schedule is online at gisvaltech2021.sched.com
Financial Market Update webinar on March 19
IAAO will offer a complimentary webinar on the financial market, Looking into the Future
, on March 19. Presented by Pat Smith, Vice President & Planning Counsel for the MTC Holding Corporation. Mr. Smith holds his juris doctorate and LLM in Taxation. Pat returns to lead a discussion of topics include the tumult of the COVID-19 virus and its effect on financial markets, the economy, monetary policy, interest rates and saving/investing for retirement. The discussion is general in nature and no participant should make any investment decisions without consulting their personal advisor. No CEUs will be issued for this webinar.
Performance management in a crisis focus of April Webinar
IAAO will offer a webinar on performance management in a crisis
on April 16.The Covid-19 crisis, and now the vaccine distribution, has laid bare the failings of government, at all levels, to deliver health care. The consequences have been tragic. In times of crisis, people and systems are tested. Some fail, others thrive. The consequences are no less dire for Assessors, traditionally the largest source of local discretionary funding for schools, cities, and local government. Larry Stone, Silicon Valley's Assessor, has not just weathered the storm, his office has measurably excelled. In this webinar, Stone describes the cost accounting and performance management systems he created, and has nurtured since he was first elected in 1994. He will also discuss how to create an employee-culture, in a heavily unionized environment that embraces customer service and accountability. The webinar will be presented by Lawrence E. Stone, Santa Clara (CA) County Assessor and offer one CEU Hour of credit.