Councils & Sections
The purpose of councils and sections is to support the mission and commitments of the IAAO by offering the unique perspective of their specialty, promoting membership growth and providing a forum for identifying and satisfying their members’ needs. All Councils & Sections maintain a Group discussion forum on IAAO’s AssessorNET.
Computer Assisted Appraisal Section
This section provides a means of communication for those interested in computer–assisted appraisals, which is one of the most active areas of appraisal technology.
This section is a forum for the exchange of information and ideas among those involved in mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) including: technical developments, emerging databases and online services.
Personal Property Section
The Personal Property Section offers a forum for assessors, appraisers and property tax representatives concerned with personal property assessment.
Public Utility Section
The Public Utility Section is a network of appraisers and assessors interested in public utility valuation. Because of a number of controversial issues in this specialty, the Public Utilities Section has become an outstanding vehicle for those involved to present their views and findings.
Tax Collection Section
IAAO recently created a section just for tax collectors! Tax collection and assessment go hand-in-hand and this section is designed to provide the latest developments and information in the field of tax collection for the collector as well as assessors who need to know more about tax collection.
Rural/Agricultural Section (2012 pilot program)
Focusing on interests of rural and agricultural appraisers, issues that may be discussed include agricultural valuations for ranching and farming operations; state and federal land leases, and assessing mining, oil, gas, solar, and wind generation operations; suburban sprawl such as water and sewer connections; and commercial development valuations on small jurisdictions.
Metropolitan Jurisdiction Council
The Metropolitan Jurisdiction Council was created to provide a mechanism for assessing officers in large metropolitan jurisdictions to address common problems and issues. This council emphasizes the specific issues facing metropolitan jurisdictions such as large property valuation, mass appraisal of large numbers of parcels, enforcement and special issues. Membership is open to any IAAO Regular member who is an employee of a governmental organization.
State and Provincial Council
This council provides a vehicle for addressing the needs and concerns of state– and provincial–level assessment administrators.