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Debra McGuire new IAAO Executive Director

The IAAO Board of Directors selected Debra McGuire, MBA, IOM, CAE, as the new Executive Director and she joined the association on Jan. 4. Ms. McGuire currently serves as Founder and CEO of Association Interim Solutions in Dallas. Her previous experience includes serving as President & Chief Executive Officer of the American Fire Sprinkler Association; CEO and Executive Vice President of the American Academy of Family Physicians-Michigan Chapter; and Director of Education and Communications for the Michigan Townships Association. She received a Master of Business Administration from Cornerstone University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University. She also completed the Institute of Organizational Management program at the University of Notre Dame and achieved the Certified Association Executive designation from the American Society of Association Executives.

IAAO election results announced

IAAO recently completed the election process for the 2021 Board of Directors and the following members were elected.  In addition, members approved the proposed amendments to the IAAO Bylaws.

President Elect - L. Wade Patterson
Vice President - Patrick Alesandrini, CAE, RES
Region 1 - Marcy Martin, AAS
Region 2 - Brian Gay
Region 3 - Terry Taylor, CAE, RES, AAS

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.

IAAO accepting research topics for Research Grant Program

IAAO is accepting research topics submissions for the 2021 IAAO Research Grant Program and IAAO members, along with students and faculty, are now eligible to submit proposals. The IAAO Research Grant Program, formerly the Academic Partnership Program, provides financial support to complete research in areas related to property appraisal, assessment administration, and property tax policy. Submissions will be accepted until Friday, February 12, 2021.

Annual election results
Membership dues help available

IAAO accepting research topics for Research Grant Program

Upcoming Meetings

Session presentations deadline extended to Jan. 25 for 2021 Conference

The 2021 Annual Conference is scheduled for August 29 to September 1. Speakers interested in presenting at the conference may submit proposals by January 25 to IAAO for consideration.  Call for Presentation Information.

Women's Initiative Task Force second conversation is Jan. 19

The IAAO Women's Initiative Task Force is setting up a series of interactive virtual presentations and the second call will take place on Tuesday, January 19 and be on A Focus on Navigating Conflict, covering navigating conflict in the workplace. Please join our monthly zoom discussion by registering online.  Future calls will be set up and to be put on the list to be contacted please use the signup page.

Impact of COVID-19 on Hotel, Restaurant Values Webinar is Jan. 29

IAAO will present a webinar on "The Impact of COVID-19 on Hotel & Restaurant Values," on Friday, Jan. 29, and will cover the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on lodging properties and restaurants. These two property types have been more affected than any other because of travel and safety restrictions. Presented by Tim Wilmath, topics will include: Prior Recessions and Expansions, COVID-19 impact projections and timelines, industry projections for COVID-19 impact on value, and suggested valuation approaches for pandemic adjustments. The program will run from noon to 1:00 pm Central Standard Time.

Session presentation deadline is Jan. 21

Women's Initiative Task Force Calls

Webinar on impact of COVID-19 is Jan. 29

Industry Events

Change View
  • January 29 2021
    The Impact of COVID-19 on Hotel and Restaurant Values 01/29/2021 IAAO Webinar Series - This presentation will cover the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on lodging properties and restaurants. These two property types have been more affected than any other due to travel and safety restrictions due to crowds gathering. Topics will include: Prior Recessions and Expansions, COVID-19 impact projections and timelines, industry projections for COVID-19 impact on value, and suggested valuation approaches for pandemic adjustments.
    Presented by Tim Wilmath
    1 CEU Hour
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  • February 19 2021
    Human Trafficking: How Should Property Tax Officials Respond 02/19/2021 IAAO Webinar Series - Complimentary Webinar After an incredibly successful presentation at IAAO's 86th Annual Conference and an article in IAAO's Fair+ Equitable, Kirk Boone and Margaret Henderson return to expand on their knowledge of how property tax officials can help save lives. This webinar will review important signs to look for, provide insight into how property tax officials can report suspicious indicators, and have time set aside for Q&A with experts.
    Presented by Kirk Boone, PPS, AAS and Margaret Henderson
    No CEUs provided.
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  • March 19 2021
    Financial Market Update • Looking Into the Future 03/19/2021 IAAO Webinar Series - Complimentary WebinarPresented by Pat Smith, Vice President & Planning Counsel for the MTC Holding Corporation. Mr. Smith holds his juris doctorate and LLM in Taxation. Pat returns to lead a discussion of topics include the tumult of the COVID-19 virus and its effect on financial markets, the economy, monetary policy, interest rates and saving/investing for retirement. The discussion is general in nature and no participant should make any investment decisions without consulting their personal advisor. No CEUs will be issued for this webinar. Add to Calendar
  • April 16 2021
    Performance Management: Essential in a Crisis 04/16/2021 IAAO Webinar Series - The Covid-19 crisis, and now the vaccine distribution, has laid bare the failings of government, at all levels, to deliver health care. The consequences have been tragic. In times of crisis, people and systems are tested. Some fail, others thrive. The consequences are no less dire for Assessors, traditionally the largest source of local discretionary funding for schools, cities, and local government. Larry Stone, Silicon Valley's Assessor, has not just weathered the storm, his office has measurably excelled. In this webinar, Stone describes the cost accounting and performance management systems he created, and has nurtured since he was first elected in 1994. He will also discuss how to create an employee-culture, in a heavily unionized environment that embraces customer service and accountability.
    Presented by Lawrence E. Stone, Santa Clara (CA) County Assessor
    1 CEU Hour
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  • August 29 2021
    87th Annual Conference On Assessment Administration 08/29/2021 Join IAAO for the 87th Annual Conference on Assessment Administration in Chicago. The annual conference provides educational sessions, networking, special events, and exhibits.

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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 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.

Research Exchange

Subject Guide on Marijuana Valuation

New Sustainable Architecture Subject Guide

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