For Executive Board Region 1

David Harper


Kansas Division of Property Valuation, Topeka, Kansas

Dear IAAO Members:

I respectfully ask for your support of my candidacy for the IAAO Executive Board Region 1. I have 29 years of involvement in the appraisal profession, with experience at both the local and state level. For the past nine years I have served as the Director of the Kansas Division of Property Valuation, responsible for general supervision over the administration of the assessment and property tax laws of the state.

I am proud of my membership and involvement in the IAAO. For the past seven years I have been involved with the IAAO USPAP committee and it has been my privilege to represent our association at numerous meetings with the Appraisal Foundation and the Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials. It is an exciting and active time for the IAAO and I look forward to giving back to the association and its membership for the support I have received throughout my career.

My goals if elected are:

  • Support and promote involvement with IAAO state and local chapters
  • Work towards maintaining and advancing the relevance and acceptance of the IAAO Professional Designations with licensing agencies, local government, the appraisal industry and the general public
  • Apply my management experience to assist in maintaining IAAO fiscal responsibility to our membership
  • Promote the benefits of IAAO membership and Involvement
  • Work to open avenues of opportunities for involvement for all jurisdictions
  • Support the growing education program of the IAAO and the advancement of online education opportunities

Professional Associations

  • IAAO member since 2008
  • Kansas City Chapter of IAAO
  • IAAO Assessment Administration Specialist
  • Current member and past Chair of the IAAO USPAP Committee
  • Kansas Registered Mass Appraiser

Professional Experience

  • Kansas Department of Revenue
  • State Director of the Division of Property Valuation, 2011-Present
  • State Director of the Division of Vehicles, 2017-Present
  • Manager, Public Utility Division of the Division of Property Valuation, 2008-2011
  • Shawnee County Appraiser’s Office, 1989-2004
  • Kansas Certified Residential Appraiser 2004-2007