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Conference Call for Presentation Open!

The Call for Presentations is now open for the 85th IAAO Annual International Conference on Assessment Administration, Sept. 8-11, 2019, in Niagara Falls. Submissions can be made at https://researchexchange.iaao.org/conference. The deadline for submission is Sunday, Feb. 10, but interested individuals are encouraged to submit your presentation ideas as soon as possible. Registration discounts of up to $200 may be available to presenters.

Election Results!

IAAO members overwhelmingly voted to approve the proposed revised Bylaws (which incorporates the previous IAAO Constitution) and Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation in the recently concluded election. In addition, members elected the following members of the IAAO Board of Directors.
President-Elect - Amy Rasmussen, RES, AAS, Director of Litigation, Polk County Assessor's Office, Des Moines, Iowa
Vice President - Greg McHenry, AAS, Appraiser, Riley County Assessor's Office, Riley County, Kansas
Region 1 Director - David Harper, AAS, Director, Kansas Division of Property Valuation, Topeka, Kansas
Region 2 Director - Donna VanderVries, CAE, AAS, PPS, Equalization Director, Muskegon County, Michigan
Region 3 Director - Tracy Drake, CAE, RES, AAS, Assistant Property Appraiser, Clay County, Florida
Associate Member Director - William A. Birkle, AAS, Tyler Technologies, Indianapolis, Indiana

GIS for Property Tax book available on Amazon

IAAO has published a new book, GIS for Property Tax and Assessment Professionals, to help assessors understand and use GIS for all sorts of office operations. Written by property tax professionals, (the book) contains valuable information about the hands-on uses of GIS applications and technologies within all aspects of government valuation procedures and administration. The new GIS for Property Tax and Assessment Professionals is now available to purchase from Amazon at $29.99.

IAAO Launches New Online Community!

IAAO has launched a new community tool to assist members in interacting with other members in the industry. The new community platform, called IAAO Connect, will replace AssessorNet, and is a modern tool to allow members to connect and learn. IAAO Connect Communities will be your resource to ask questions you want answered by your industry peers in the form of a new discussion post. It will also be your chance to share your knowledge by helping others with their questions, providing your opinion, or even sharing digital resources in the community’s online library. Check out the IAAO Connect informational page and then login. 

Conference Photos

Attendees can review and download photos taken by the photographer at the annual conference.


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GIS Book Available on Amazon

IAAO Launches New Online Community

Election Information

Legal Seminar Registration Now onsite

Online registration is closed for the IAAO 39th Annual Legal Seminar but interested people can register onsite. The seminar will be held in Chicago, Illinois, at the Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile on December 13–14, 2018 and will cover legal topics of interest to members of the assessment and property tax industry. Topics for the two-day seminar include recent developments in real property taxation, litigation strategies for big box properties, and ethics for attorneys.

December Webinar - Real World Cap Rate Development Methods

During the December 12th IAAO webinar on Cap It Off! Real World Cap Rate Development Methods attendees can learn capitalization rate development and defense techniques. Topics will include: multipliers, band of investment, discount rates and market extraction methods. This session will also identify risk adjustments to consider when developing cap rates. The session will be presented by Marc Moffitt, RPA, MPA and is eligible for two hours of CEU credit.

Conference Proceedings

Updated proceedings from the 2018 IAAO Annual Conference in Minneapolis are now available to attendees to download. Preliminary session materials were available through the mobile app, and IAAO updated the materials to include the versions presented at conference. The materials are available through the IAAO Research Exchange under Annual Conference. Select the session you are interested in to download the file.

The Uniform Request for Recertification Credit for the 2018 Annual Conference is now available for download.

2018 Legal Seminar


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  • December 12 2018
    Cap It Off! Real World Cap Rate Development Methods 12/12/2018 IAAO Webinar Series - Learn capitalization rate development and defense techniques. Topics include: multipliers, band of investment, discount rates and market extraction methods. This session will also identify risk adjustments to consider when developing cap rates. 2-Hours of CEU

    Presented by Marc Moffitt, RPA, MPA
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  • December 13 2018
    39th Annual Legal Seminar 12/13/2018 The 39th 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 Chicago on December 13-14.
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  • January 10 2019
    Board of Directors Meeting - January 2019 01/10/2019 Registration for this event is by invitation only. Bahia Mar Doubletree Fort Lauderdale 801 Seabreeze Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 United States Phone: (954) 764-2233 <b> Please Note: Depending on your appointed role, dates regarding this meeting may vary. Emailed Meeting Notices have been personalized to reflect your required attendance so please adhere to dates instructed on your notice.</b> Add to Calendar
  • February 25 2019
    23rd Annual GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference 02/25/2019 The GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference is jointly presented by URISA and IAAO and is designed to foster collaboration and integration of data, technology and functionality.

    The 2019 GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference will take place at the Portland Marriott Downtown.

    Registration is open at the URISA website and the early registration deadline is January 2.
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  • May 30 2019
    Emerging Leadership Summit 05/30/2019 Join IAAO for the first-ever Emerging Leadership Summit in Washington, DC on May 30-31, 2019. We'll explore emerging trends, leadership, professional development, property valuation and land administration for property tax development world-wide.
    Watch for more information coming soon!
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  • September 8 2019
    85th Annual Conference On Assessment Administration 09/08/2019 To assist members who would like to register early, IAAO is opening registration for the 2019 Annual Conference on a limited basis. Currently only full Conference registration and Guest Registration is open. Complete Conference registration will open in March. Add to Calendar
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Find the resources you need in the library

Looking for an IAAO resource? Find all of our internationally recognized publications, standards, and periodicals here. Members have full access to the IAAO Library as well as IAAO Connect, our member community networking tool.

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 Sharing Economy Subject Guide provides links to articles, reports and websites with information on this new part of the economy. On landfills, there are two different ways to look at the valuation of landfills and the subject guide provides sources on both the appraisal of the landfill itself and also the impact on the surrounding properties. 

Research Exchange

Subject Guide on Room Sharing Economy

New Landfill Subject Guide

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