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Nominating Committee approves candidates for election

Twelve candidates have filed and been approved by the Nominating Committee to run for the IAAO Board of Directors in the annual election to take place Nov. 1-15. L. Wade Patterson, currently IAAO Vice President, is running for President Elect. Patrick Alesandrini, CAE, RES, and Brian E. Gordineer, AAS, are running for Vice President. Running for the Region 1 board spot are Marcy Martin, AAS; Anita NG; and Deborah Nielsen. Running for the Region 2 spot are Brian Gay; Calvin A. Kent, AAS, Ph.D.; R. Lane Partridge; and Samantha Steele. Running for the Region 3 spot are Robert Terry Lee, AAS; and Terry Taylor, CAE, RES, AAS.

IAAO to work to expand opportunities for minorities

In wake of recent protests in the United States and around the globe, as President, I have asked the Board of Directors and our Executive Director to launch a series of activities to recruit black and minority candidates into the assessment and tax policy profession in order to make the assessment industry more reflective of our communities. In addition, IAAO will work to engage and welcome those candidates into the ranks of IAAO, foster their development into IAAO designated assessment professionals, provide expanded volunteer positions for previously underrepresented populations in the IAAO, and finally, provide new pathways to leadership positions in IAAO, both in our volunteer and professional staff ranks. For more details, please view the following video message.

Register now for live online courses offered in August

IAAO will offer several courses in August in the Live Online format.  In August Live Online versions of the following will be offered: Course 101 - Fundamentals of Real Property Appraisal (30.0 CEUs), Course 112 - Income Approach to Valuation II (30.0 CEUs); Course 500 - Assessment of Personal Property (30.0 CEUs); and Workshop 100 - Understanding Real Property Appraisal (15.0 CEUs).  A number of courses are also planned in September Students can sign up at www.iaao.org/onlinecohort

Online version of 331 now available

An online version of Course 331 - Mass Appraisal Practices & Procedures is now available as a self-study course. The course, previously available in a group cohort version, is now available for students to complete at their own pace. Also check out the IAAO course map for newly announced live online courses put on by third party organizations. 

Nominating Committee approves candidates for election

IAAO to work to expand opportunities for minorities

Live, online courses offered in August



2020 Conference




Upcoming Meetings

More than 900 registered for Annual Conference

IAAO is transforming the 86th Annual International Conference on Assessment Administration into an exciting virtual conference featuring educational sessions, an exhibit hall, and special events and more than 900 people have already signed up. The 2020 virtual conference will take place Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 - please see the the following for more details and also see the conference FAQ and letter for more details. Registration for the event will close on Aug. 30.

Everything you need to know about the Virtual Conference focus of free webinar

Virtual conference season is upon us and to help explain and demonstrate the 2020 Annual Conference on Assessment Administration IAAO has a free webinar scheduled for Tuesday, August 18. IAAO Staff will host the complimentary webinar Everything You Need to Know About the 2020 Annual Conference, and dive into the details of the platform, record amount of CEU's, and more features of our 2020 event. Come learn the in’s, out’s and must see’s of IAAO's first ever, virtual conference.

Women's Initiative Workshop rescheduled as virtual meeting

IAAO Women’s Initiative has moved the Dr. Brené Brown Dare to Lead™ training to a virtual workshop, taking place on four half-days in September,  and it is your invitation to become a braver leader as you learn the four empirically-proven skill sets of courageous leadership that are teachable, measurable, and observable.

August webinar AssessR: A new tool for ratio studies and more

The Cook County Assessor’s Office Chief Data Officer Rob Ross will present a new R package, AssessR, and show how assessors can use it to perform ratio studies, look for sales chasing, and more during a webinar on August 14. AssessR was developed as part of the Cook County Assessor’s New CAMA system, built on free, open source software. It contains a growing suite of helpful tools to streamline and standardize ratio studies. It is available to the public for free, and its source code is public. In this webinar, Rob will demonstrate how to open and read data into R, and use AssessR to calculate ratio statistics.

Legal Seminar set for Dec. 3-4 in Austin, registration now open

The 41st Annual Legal Seminar will be presented at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown Dec. 3-4, 2020, in Austin, Texas. It will cover legal topics of interest to members of the assessment and property tax industry. Attendees may register online or submit a paper form with payment. Fees are $500 for IAAO members and $700 for nonmembers until Nov. 2. After that date, fees increase to $550 for members and $750 for nonmembers. For more information, see the registration and hotel page.   

Virtual Conference registration open

Everything you need to know about the Annual Conference focus of free webinar

Women's Initiative Workshop Rescheduled as virtual meeting

August webinar AssessR: A new tool for ratio studies and more

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  • August 18 2020
    Everything You Need to Know About the 2020 Annual Conference 08/18/2020 IAAO Webinar Series - Virtual conference season is upon us! The 2020 Annual Conference on Assessment Administration is right around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited. IAAO Staff will host this complimentary webinar, and dive into the details of the platform, record amount of CEU's, and more features of our 2020 event. Come learn the in’s, out’s and must see’s of IAAO's first ever, virtual conference. Presented by IAAO Headquarters Team Add to Calendar
  • August 30 2020
    86th Annual Conference On Assessment Administration 08/30/2020 Join IAAO for the 86th Annual Conference on Assessment Administration. The annual conference provides educational sessions, networking, special events, and exhibits.

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    For more information, including paper registration form, please see the main conference page.
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  • September 2 2020
    Women’s Initiative Workshop 09/02/2020 The 2020 Women's Initiative Workshop will be a virtual event on four days, Sept. 2-3 and Sept. 9-10 focusing on Dr. Brene Brown's DARE TO LEAD program. Add to Calendar
  • October 16 2020
    Fall Leadership Days 10/16/2020 Registration for this event is open to committee invitation only. The Loews Kansas City Hotel at 1515 Wyandotte St. Kansas City, MO 64108. Add to Calendar
  • December 3 2020
    41st Annual Legal Seminar 12/03/2020 The 41st Annual Legal Seminar offers the unique perspective of members who are primarily involved in legal issues. The seminar presents substantive and procedural developments in law that affect assessments and valuation. The seminar will take place in Austin on December 3-4. Add to Calendar
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Research Exchange

The new IAAO Research Exchange is also now available. The Research Exchange is the central repository for research papers and journal articles relevant to the property tax assessment and administration community.

Subject Guides

The library recently released two new subject guides. The Marijuana Valuation Subject Guide provides links to articles, reports and websites with information on this new special property type. The Sustainable Architecture Subject Guide focuses on how green buildings features impact property valuation.

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Subject Guide on Marijuana Valuation

New Sustainable Architecture Subject Guide

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