Annual Conference registration now open!
Registration is now open for the in-person and virtual component of the 2021 IAAO Annual Conference, Aug. 29 to Sept. 1 in Chicago. The Annual Conference is the premier platform to share successes, discover best practices, and learn the latest research in the field of property appraisal. Participants may register online, or registration forms are available to download. More than 70 sessions will be offered at the in-person conference and the virtual conference component will include access to a select number of education sessions, networking opportunities, exhibitors/sponsors, and more.
July 1 is deadline to submit materials to run for Board
Members interested in running for the IAAO Board of Directors should submit candidate materials by July 1. Check out the Elections page for more information. Regular members in good standing will be able to vote electronically from Nov. 1-15, for the Regular Board Member, Associate Board member, and Officer positions.
IAAO accepting applications for Content Editor position
IAAO is looking for a Content Editor for the Professional Development department to support our education design Team. The Content Editor will support the education design team in maintaining quality training materials for the entire IAAO Professional Development program. As part of the PDD team, the position will work with and be part of an experienced group of professionals who are dedicated to supporting IAAO. For more information, check out the description for more information.
IAAO Statement on Fair and Equitable Assessments
Recent news reports have highlighted potential disparities, or regressivity, in low-income properties being overvalued during the assessment process. IAAO and its members are committed to providing fair and equitable property valuation assessments.
IAAO believes regressivity in assessment is a serious issue. Valuation disparity is an assessment, legislative, political, and educational issue. Property tax caps, credits and freezes may contribute to disparities in valuations. Therefore, all parties must work together to identify any issues that currently exist and to prevent disparities from occurring in the future.
IAAO promotes the following as cornerstones of providing fair and equitable property assessments:
- Appraising properties on a regular basis to determine Fair Market Value
- Following IAAO technical standards on assessment and office operations
- Allocating adequate resources to jurisdictions to carry out the assessing function in accordance with best practices
- Providing assessors and assessing staff with training and ongoing professional development
IAAO continues to develop additional tools to assist assessors, jurisdictions, and the public on fair and equitable assessment matters.
To better understand the assessment and appeals process, IAAO offers property owners a brochure, “Understanding your Assessment,” which can be accessed at www.iaao.org/UnderstandingAssessment.
U40 Leadership Lab Grant applications now accepted
Applications are now being accepted for the U40 Leadership Lab Innovation Grants
to send to the Annual Conference under-40 members who have implemented a creative idea and have had a tangible and positive impact on the processes or procedures in their jurisdiction. The grant provides financial aid to those who would not typically be able to attend the conference and the winners will then present their improvement at the conference in Chicago. Applicants not selected, or who are selected but not asked to present, agree based on their application, that their improvement may still be shared. A Grant Application form is available to download. The submission deadline for applications to be received by IAAO by post or electronic mail (email@example.com
) is July 1.