THE APPRAISAL FOUNDATION (TAF), ASSOCIATION OF APPRAISER REGULATORY OFFICIALS (AARO), THE COALITION OF GEOSPATIAL ORGANIZATIONS (COGO), AND THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES (NACo)
The Association’s Executive Board has appointed members to represent the Association’s interests at The Appraisal Foundation, the Association of Appraisal Regulatory Officials, the Coalition of Geospatial Organizations and the National Association of Counties.
ASSOCIATE MEMBER COMMITTEE
This committee offers insight into the private sector. It helps IAAO remain committed to the philosophy of inclusion and recognizes the importance of understanding all perspectives toward property appraisal, assessment administration, and property tax policy. The committee’s responsibilities include identifying the needs of the private sector as well as suggesting opportunities for funding. Fundraising activities, such as the silent auction at the annual conference, are a product of this committee.
The purpose of the Audit Committee is to ensure that the auditing firm has the requisite skills and experience to carry out the auditing function for the organization and that its performance is carefully reviewed. The audit committee meets with the auditor, reviews the annual audit, and recommends its approval or modification to the full board. The full Executive Committee reviews the annual audit and the audit committee's report and recommendations.
The Budget Committee provides oversight and fiduciary responsibilities in budgeting, auditing, approvals and recommendations of the Association's investment policies, revenue and expenditure programs, and other related financial matters. Additionally, the Budget Committee surveys the quality of goods and services, the needs of members, the strengths and weaknesses of the organization, and threats and opportunities facing the Association regarding all fiduciary responsibilities of the Association.
CHAPTER AND AFFILIATE COMMITTEE
This committee supports the mission and commitments of IAAO by fostering strong relationships with chapters and affiliates. The committee carries out a program of ongoing communication with chapters and affiliates that raises the association’s profile, ensures awareness of our resources, and identifies chapters and affiliates needs and concerns.
The purpose of this committee is to serve three primary functions: (1) provide oversight and direction for IAAO periodicals and electronic publications and the IAAO Web site; (2) work in conjunction with other appropriate committees in the development, maintenance, and continuity of education materials; and (3) provide recommendations for better communication between the staff, board, committees, and members.
CONFERENCE CONTENT COMMITTEE
This committee oversees the development of the annual conference education sessions by soliciting presenters, session moderators, etc.
This Committee provides a forum for representing member needs. Made up of eight separate councils and sections, the committee represents functional as well as leadership concerns. Together these councils and sections provide an opportunity for the exchange of information among members, and an opportunity to make recommendations to the Association.
The Metropolitan Jurisdiction Council emphasizes specific issues facing metropolitan jurisdictions, such as large property valuation, enforcement, and mass appraisal. The Immediate Past Presidents Council serves as a resource to the Executive Board through its members’ accumulated knowledge and experience. The State and Provincial Council emphasizes issues facing state and provincial governments such as tax policy, assessment administration, and data systems.
By developing new products, the Mapping and GIS Section helps the Association to provide land description, GIS and presentation services to members. The Computer Assisted Appraisal Section explores and documents computer-related advancements and develops products that can be used by the membership. The Personal Property Section helps to recognize the importance of accurate personal property assessment, sound personal property administration, and fair personal property tax policy. Through the Public Utility Section, the Association gains insight into the unique perspectives and variations of public utility valuation. The Tax Collection Section offers the perspective of property tax collection professionals and assessors who perform the duties of property tax collection and assessment.
The Ethics Committee supports the mission and commitments of IAAO by conceptualizing, organizing, drafting, maintaining, and publishing an ethical code and standards of professional practice, and addresses ethical complaints by responding to charges of ethical misconduct and by investigating any charges brought before the committee.
Offering the perspective of those members primarily involved or interested in legal issues, this committee helps to recognize the importance of the legal framework that contributes to accurate property valuation, property assessment administration, and property tax policy.
LOCAL HOST COMMITTEE
This committee ensures that the conference host-city arrangements are properly facilitated. These duties include identifying and recommending a variety of social activities, as well as suggesting sources of funding. This committee lays the foundation for discussion, research, education, and professional advancement for property tax policy at the IAAO annual conference.
MEMBER RECOGNITION COMMITTEE
The purpose of this committee is to support the mission and commitments of the IAAO by annually soliciting, reviewing and selecting the winners of the IAAO awards, except for awards selected by other committees or those based on pre-set criteria, recognizing leadership, and acknowledging outstanding performance in property tax valuation, property tax administration, and property tax policy. The committee also ensures that people and organizations who deserve special recognition receive this recognition by resolution of the Association. This committee focuses its efforts through projects assigned by the IAAO Executive Board.
MEMBERSHIP SERVICES COMMITTEE
The purpose of this committee is to support the mission and commitments of the IAAO by representing members through the IAAO Representatives. The committee provides outreach to current members to ensure that their needs are recognized by IAAO and explores opportunities to further serve the membership and support all recruitment and retention activities of the organization. The committee seeks to raise the association’s profile and ensure that others know our capabilities.
This committee ensures a geographically balanced and qualified slate of candidates to lead IAAO. It will seek out and foster future leaders who acknowledge and understand the mission of the organization and will carefully evaluate the candidates who are nominated to ensure they will be thoughtful stewards of IAAO.
PLANNING AND RULES COMMITTEE
This committee manages the planning and project development for the Association. The committee continually surveys the quality of IAAO goods and services, the needs of members, the strengths and weaknesses of the organization, and the threats and opportunities facing the Association.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
This committee addresses the educational needs of Association members through three subcommittees. The Education Subcommittee develops and maintains the educational program of IAAO; the Professional Designations Subcommittee defines and coordinates the designation program and the Instructor Relations Subcommittee supports the mission and commitments of the IAAO by establishing a process for the training, development and recruitment of new instructors, conducting an annual evaluation of instructor performance and developing criteria for qualifying instructors.
Responsibilities of this committee include identifying current problematic and anticipated issues requiring research in the field of assessment. In addition, the committee should provide some input into technical assistance in property valuation, property tax administration, and property tax policy.
(Barbara Brunner Scholarship Fund, the IAAO Scholarship Fund and Local Activity Grant)
This committee oversees the scholarships of the Barbara Brunner Fund, the IAAO Scholarship Fund and Local Activity Grants, which provide opportunities for members to attend courses, conferences and meetings and other special IAAO events. The committee awards and monitors grants for various IAAO activities. Programs that may receive funding include: new chapters, Candidates’ Clubs, new educational programs, IAAO promotional activities, new newsletters, curriculum development and career day presentations.
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE COMMITTEE
This committee supports the mission and commitments of the IAAO by addressing technical assistance requests submitted by members and external customers. The committee, in cooperation with the Executive Director, will evaluate technical assistance requests, review requests for proposals and make recommendations to the Executive Director.
TECHNICAL STANDARDS COMMITTEE
The Technical Standards Committee develops and maintains technical standards of professional practice in assessment administration, tax policy, and mass appraisal. The committee also provides input into technical assistance programs and projects regarding property tax administration, policy, and valuation of property. The committee's role is to ensure that IAAO is at the leading edge of industry technology and standards.
THE USPAP AND APPRAISER REGULATORY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The USPAP and Appraiser Regulatory Advisory Committee serves as the conduit between IAAO and The Appraisal Foundation. The committee responds, in a timely manner, to all documents, e.g. exposure drafts, positions statements, etc., put forth by the ASB, AQB, state certification agencies, and other groups or organizations having to do with appraisal standards, appraisal licensing and appraisal certification. In addition, the committee shall report to the Executive Board on all of the committee’s activities.
FRIENDS OF THE PAUL V. CORUSY LIBRARY TRUST COMMITTEE
The purpose of the Friends of the Paul V. Corusy Library Trust Committee is to assist members by providing funds to do research in the field of mass appraisal, tax assessment and tax policy throughout the world; to assist the library with the purchase of written and electronic material to be used in the library; to support the functions the library is presently performing and identify ways to disseminate information to IAAO members; and to support the library with additional purchases of equipment as necessary to enhance the operations to serve the members of IAAO.
JEFF HUNT, CAE, MEMORIAL, CANDIDATES TRUST COMMITTEE
The committee manages the trust and awards grants to Professional Designation candidates who demonstrate a financial need and who intend to use the funds for completing the requirements of a Professional Designation.
TIMOTHY N. HAGEMANN MEMORIAL MEMBERSHIP TRUST COMMITTEE
This committee manages the trust and awards funding to help assessing officers from smaller rural jurisdictions become members of IAAO or maintain membership in IAAO. The committee will give priority to assessors who work full-time in jurisdictions with fewer than 7,500 parcels of real estate and will take into consideration the jurisdiction’s budgetary constraints.
IAAO AD HOC COMMITTEES AND TASK FORCES
These committees are created at the request of the President and continue to exist only insofar as the current President allows. They are typically task-oriented and temporary committees.