HUD official to speak at conference; review PAVE Action Plan
Melody Taylor, an official with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Executive Director of the Interagency Taskforce on Property Appraisal and Valuation Equity (PAVE), is slated to speak at the 2023 IAAO Annual Conference in Salt Lake City, Aug. 27-30. Taylor serves as the Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary of Enforcement Compliance in the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. IAAO representatives met in February in Washington, D.C. with Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary Taylor as part of meetings with industry groups.Recently HUD marked the one-year anniversary of the release of the Action Plan by the Biden-Harris Administration’s Interagency Task Force on Property Appraisal and Valuation Equity (PAVE).
Registration open for IAAO, IPTI mass appraisal virtual symposium
Registration is now open for the (virtual) Mass Appraisal Valuation Symposium offered by the International Property Tax Institute and IAAO on June 21-22, 2023. The theme of the virtual MAVS is “Valuing Properties in Uncertain Times.” The symposium, covering “Valuing Properties in Uncertain Times,” will be offered virtually . The program will have eight topic areas and individual sessions under each area. Topic areas are: Real Estate Markets and Mass Appraisal Application in Uncertain Times; Valuation Issues; MRA and Technology – Working to Get the Right Value; GIS and Related Issues; The Importance of Data; Property Tax Valuation Administration - Best Practices; Mass Appraisal and Technology; and More Valuation Issues to Consider.
March is Membership Madness
It's referral season! Refer a new member in March and you and that new member will be entered into the IAAO Membership Madness bracket for the chance to receive one FREE IAAO Self-Study Course and a bundle of IAAO swag. Each IAAO Membership Madness matchup will be decided by a coin flip. All coin flips, including the winner of the final bracket, will be revealed on YouTube and Facebook Live at 10 a.m. Central on Monday, April 3. 3 IAAO Membership Madness bracket entries are reserved for the first 32 IAAO members who refer a new member, as well as the new member they refer, between March 1 and March 31.
Interested in a designation? Attend a Zoom chat
The Professional Development Committee members are offering Zoom chats on the second Thursday of every other month to answer questions and share experiences about earning a designation. The first Zoom chat was in February on earning an IAAO designation, followed by chats focusing on specific designations featuring designees who have completed the process. An April 13 chat will review the CAE and RES designations, followed by an Aug. 10 chat on the MAS and AAS designations. The year will wrap up with a chat on Dec. 14 on the CMS and PPS designations. There will also be chats in June and October about the overall designation program. Register here.
IAAO is hiring
Are you seeking your next opportunity in mass appraisal, to lead and support a large, diverse global community by providing extraordinary service and instilling best practices in assessment administration? Do you possess a curiosity involving mapping and technology? If so, the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) invites you to apply for the Assessor opening. See current list
Update Your Member Profile
IAAO is continuing its demographic data collection campaign to have members update profile information, which includes more details than previously collected. Profile updates are a focal point for the IAAO Diversity and Inclusion Task Force and this information will be used to assess IAAO’s membership makeup and highlight the diversity of our global community. Update your profile at www.iaao.org/demologin.
IAAO logo wear available from Lands’ End
IAAO has teamed up with Lands’ End to offer a variety of IAAO logo wear through a Lands’ End store, accessible at www.iaao.org/landsend. The store is a one-stop shop for high-quality apparel and customer service. To start shopping, visit the store and select a category from the tabs. You can shop the various products and then add a white, blue, or black IAAO logo embroidered on the product. Numerous men’s, women’s, and promotional products are available.