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IAAO releases report to Cook County on audit of Assessor's Office

IAAO released a report to the Cook County Board detailing the findings of a comprehensive audit of the Cook County Assessor’s Office (CCAO) operations. The report found a significant need to modernize the data used by the Assessors’ Office as well as invest in staffing and technology upgrades. The IAAO audit was conducted at the invitation of Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi and his staff to identify strengths and weaknesses in current operations as he reforms the office. 

Fee Simple paper released for exposure

The IAAO Fee Simple Task Force recently completed its paper, “Setting the Record Straight on Fee Simple” and it has been released for exposure. The paper address issues surrounding the definition of the term fee simple, including the differences in the appraisal definition of fee simple and the legal definition, with a view that the appraisal industry definition should not be different. The exposure draft can be download from the IAAO website and comments are due by Friday, June 14th.  See Exposure Drafts page for more information

July 1 deadline to submit materials to run for Board of Directors

Members interested in running for the IAAO Board of Directors should submit candidate materials by July 1, 2019. Check out the Elections page for more information. Regular members in good standing will be able to vote electronically from November 1-15, 2019 for the 2020 Regular Board Member and Officer positions. There will not be a candidate for Associate Members in 2019.

IAAO’s Assessment Books Now Available on Amazon

IAAO announced that its collection of informational books about the assessment industry, called Apendium, is now available for purchase from Amazon. The books range in price from $19.95 to $49.95 and the order page may be accessed through a link from the IAAO website at https://www.iaao.org/apendiumbooks  Also available on Amazon is the GIS for Property Tax and Assessment Professionals, to help assessors understand and use GIS for all sorts of office operations. The GIS book is available to purchase from Amazon at $29.99. 

IAAO Cook County audit released

Fee Simple paper released for exposure

Election submission deadline is July 1

IAAO’s Books Available on Amazon






Upcoming Meetings

June Webinar on improving presentations through real life experiences

Improve your presentation and classroom skills with the June 19th webinarNow That's A Good Story. Storytelling in the classroom and during presentations can be a meaningful way to illustrate concepts to attendees. This session will explain how to turn real life experiences into good stories and contribute to the classroom and presentation experience. This presentation continues the work of IAAO’s Education Committee to provide continuing education for its instructors at conferences. All are welcome to come hear our story! The webinar will be presented by Bradley A. Eldridge, MAI, CAE and Kara Endicott CAE, RES 

2020 GIS/Valuation Conference now accepting program proposals

The 2020 GIS/Valuation Technologies Conference, sponsored by URISA and the IAAO, is set for March 23-26 in Louisville, Kentucky. Formerly known as GIS/CAMA, the event has been re-branded to take into account the abundance of technologies that, when integrated with GIS, make valuation and assessment more accurate, efficient and applicable for jurisdictions of all sizes.  #GIS/ValTech2020 will feature an exhibition, pre-conference training and workshops, keynote speakers and a substantial educational program which is developed through a review of proposals received. The Conference Planning Committee is now inviting both workshop and presentation proposals.

Register for 2019 IAAO Annual Conference
Register for the 85th IAAO Annual International Conference on Assessment Administration, set for September 8-11 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Attendee and Guest registration is now available online or by using a paper form

June Webinar on Drone Technologies

2020 GIS/Valuation Conference

Annual Conference Registration

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    Now That's A Good Story! 06/19/2019 IAAO Webinar Series - Storytelling in the classroom and during presentations can be a meaningful way to illustrate concepts to attendees. This session will explain how to turn real life experiences into good stories and contribute to the classroom and presentation experience. This presentation continues the work of IAAO’s Education Committee to provide continuing education for its instructors at conferences. All are welcome to come hear our story! 2-Hours of CEU

    Presented by Bradley A. Eldridge, MAI, CAE and Kara Endicott CAE, RES
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    85th Annual Conference On Assessment Administration 09/08/2019 Join IAAO for the 85th Annual Conference on Assessment Administration in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. The annual conference provides educational sessions, networking, special events, and exhibits. Add to Calendar
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    GIS/Valuation Technologies Conference 03/23/2020 The GIS/Valuation Technologies Conference is jointly presented by URISA and IAAO and is designed to foster collaboration and integration of data, technology and functionality.

    The 2020 Conference will take place in Louisville, Kentucky. Currnetly URISA is accepting proposals for sessions at the conference and more information is available on the URISA website at https://www.urisa.org/gisvaltechcall.
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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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