For IAAO Executive Board Region 2

Donna VanderVries, AAS, CAE

Equalization Director
Muskegon/Newaygo County 
Muskegon, Michigan

This November, I respectfully request your support in the IAAO Executive Board, Region #2, election. My IAAO involvement, education, and leadership experience make me an ideal board member. I aspire to facilitate IAAO members catching the “VISION” and to attract new members to that vision. Please join me in bringing IAAO Back and Into the Future: retaining and empowering existing members while attracting new members. To meet our members' diverse needs, I will work to expand our excellent educational offerings and the mediums for those offerings. IAAO plays a critical role in the ever-changing technological and legislative environment. As a board member, I will work to address these complex needs and future needs.

For more information please visit https://www.donnavandervries.com.

IAAO ACTIVITIES

IAAO member 2001-Present
IAAO Conferences 2008- Present
IAAO Representative
IAAO Planning Rules Committee 2010-2016
IAAO Professional Designations Subcommittee 2017-
IAAO Conference Volunteer, Moderator
IAAO Courses and Body of Knowledge Reviewer
IAAO Professional Designations Advisor

LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES

The Appraisal Foundation Appraisal Practices Board
Mid-Michigan Association of Assessing Officers Board/President
Michigan Assessors Association Board 2010, 2012-present
Michigan Association of Equalization Directors Board 2010-present, President 2017
Credit Union Board 1993-Present, Chair 2010
Elected Portage District Library Board 2014-Present
Cannon Township Zoning Board Member/Chair and Planning Commission Member Prior
Toastmasters Board

EDUCATION AND DESIGNATIONS

CPA – Wright State University
Attorney – Ohio State University
Masters Tax – University of Cincinnati
Certified General Appraiser
Michigan Master Assessing Officer
AAS, CAE
ASA

ASSESSING EXPERIENCE

Equalization Director 9 ½ years
26 years assessing experience

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Adjunct Professor 18 Years
Instructor Assessing Courses 2008 – Present
Course Reviewer & Creator
Presenter Dark Stores - Wisconsin Assessors 2016

ASSESSING ARTICLES AUTHORED/PUBLISHED

Grand Rapids Bar Journal
Michigan Lawyers Weekly
Michigan Probate Estate Planning Journal
Cannon Township Newsletter