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 (firstname.lastname@example.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
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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.