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March is IAAO Membership Madness

The first 64 members to refer a new member who joins IAAO in March will be entered into IAAO Membership Madness. That gives members the chance to receive one FREE 2021 IAAO Annual Conference Registration along with a guest room upgrade at the Hyatt Regency Chicago for the duration of the conference. The nightly rate of $199 plus tax will be the responsibility of the attendee. The 2021 IAAO Annual Conference will be from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1, 2021, in Chicago. Each IAAO Membership Madness bracket winner will be decided by a coin flip on Facebook Live at 10 a.m. Central on April 5, 2021. To refer a member, just have the new member include your name on the membership application form, available to download at www.iaao.org/memberapp.

Data Quality standard comments due March 12

The IAAO Board of Directors approved a new standard on Data Quality for exposure to the membership. Comments on the proposed standard should be sent to IAAO by March 12, 2021. The draft IAAO Standard on Data Quality defines quality requirements for critical elements of assessment data and provides guidance for meeting those requirements for use in mass appraisal. Assessment data for the purposes of this standard can be separated into property characteristic, economic, and geographic. The standard would address quality for both the collection of new inventory and the management of existing inventory. For all types of assessment data, this standard outlines the general requirements for accuracy, currency, consistency, and completeness. Comments on the proposed standard should be sent to Paul Bidanset (bidanset@iaao.org), IAAO Valuation Research Project Manager and staff liaison to the Data Quality Standard Phase II Task Force that recently completed the standard.

Legal Seminar Call for Papers deadline is March 31

March 31 is the deadline to submit program topic proposals for the IAAO 42nd Annual Legal Seminar, set for Dec. 2-3, 2021, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Legal Task Force is seeking qualified professionals to present on topics of interest to lawyers and assessors. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following categories: unique valuation problems, effective representation, courtroom technology, public policy, appeal processes, public relations, and ethics.

Nominations accepted for IAAO Awards, Fellows programs

IAAO is accepting nominations for its Awards Program and Fellows Program through May 1. The Awards Program boasts 17 categories recognizing individual and organizational achievements in several areas, including publications, technical expertise, and service to IAAO. Award winners and Fellow selections are recognized at the IAAO Annual Conference. The Awards Program is a highly visible event and all IAAO members and affiliated organizations are encouraged to submit nominations. Fellow nominees are brought forth by the IAAO membership each year and submitted during the awards nominations period.

IAAO is hiring

For more information about exciting career opportunities at IAAO, please visit here or contact Ashley Lathrop at lathrop@iaao.org

Membership dues help available

2020 has been a challenging year for not only for IAAO members, but also for your jurisdictions budget. With this in mind, Vision Government Solutions and IAAO are pleased to offer the COVID-19 Membership Support Grant to provide greater opportunities for members to renew their annual IAAO Membership dues. The grant is available to a limited number of IAAO members whose jurisdictions are not paying membership dues because of budgetary restrictions. Download the form to apply for the grant to pay membership dues.






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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 cleafblad@warrentownshipassessor.com, or Tim Jorczak at tjorczak@assessor-blm.com.

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.

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  • March 16 2021
    WIN'ing Conversations: Lead the Way 03/16/2021 The third "Women's Initiative Network (WIN): WIN'ing Conversations," will take place on Tuesday, March 16 and be on Lead the Way, and will focus on leading ourselves and leading others.
    In honor of Women's History Month and International Women's Day 2021, we have decided to look through the lens of changing women's space in leadership. The future is better with women at every table where decisions are being made..
    Please join our monthly zoom discussion by registering online.
    The event is free, and all are welcome. Tuesday, March 16 at Noon Central.
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  • March 19 2021
    Financial Market Update • Looking Into the Future 03/19/2021 IAAO Webinar Series - Complimentary Webinar Presented by Pat Smith, Vice President & Planning Counsel for the MTC Holding Corporation, broadcast from the new IAAO studios sponsored by Tyler Technologies. 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. Add to Calendar
  • March 22 2021
    GIS/Valuation Technologies Conference 03/22/2021 The GIS/Valuation Technologies Conference is jointly presented by URISA and IAAO and is designed to foster collaboration and integration of data, technology and functionality.

    The 2021 Conference will take place virtually. To register, or for more information visit the URISA website at https://www.urisa.org/valtech
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  • April 16 2021
    Performance Management: Essential in a Crisis 04/16/2021 IAAO Webinar Series - 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. Presented by Lawrence E. Stone, Santa Clara (CA) County Assessor 1 CEU Hour Add to Calendar
  • May 14 2021
    Defining and Measuring Obsolescence in Personal Property 05/14/2021 IAAO Webinar Series -This presentation will discuss distinguishing Personal Property from Real Property, and consideration of obsolescence in Personal Property. It continues with discussion of inutility, and specifically discusses consideration of the effects of COVID-19 on valuation of property. Both Real and Personal Property appraisers will benefit from the information covered in this presentation Presented by Lisa Hobart, CAE, PPS, FIAAO, 2 CEU Hours Add to Calendar
  • August 29 2021
    87th Annual Conference On Assessment Administration 08/29/2021 Join IAAO for the 87th Annual Conference on Assessment Administration in Chicago. The annual conference provides educational sessions, networking, special events, and exhibits.

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