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Proposed Bylaws changes, candidates on November ballot

Several changes to the IAAO Bylaws have been approved to be on the ballot in November, including: (1) a change to the Association’s mission, (2) updating the professional conduct rules, and (3) establishing the President-Elect as Treasurer in addition to serving as Chair of the Finance Committee. IAAO elections will take place Nov. 1-15, via email, and regular members will vote on candidates for President-Elect, Vice President, and Region representatives, along with whether to approve the proposed changes to the Bylaws. Associate members will vote only on the candidates for the Associate Board member. The proposed Bylaws are available to download in a clean version to review, along with a marked-up version showing highlighted additions and strikethroughs indicating removed text. The ballot will ask members to approve the revised document in its entirety. See following for downloads and more information.

IAAO releases diversity statement

The IAAO Board of Directors recently approved a diversity statement and announced it on Monday, Aug. 30 during the Opening Session at the IAAO Annual Conference in Chicago. Following is the statement:

IAAO is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as a primary organizational core value. As a global community of diverse mass appraisal professionals, we can best fulfill our mission and vision by ensuring all individuals experience an equitable, inclusive IAAO environment. We incorporate DEI principles and practices into our goals of professional development, community engagement, communications and advocacy, and business innovation. To sustain this commitment, we implement meaningful metrics and measures. A diverse, equitable, and inclusive IAAO will continue to serve as a leader in making the assessment industry more reflective of the communities we serve. 

Candidates certified for Board of Directors election

The IAAO Board of Directors approved the 2021 Nominating Committee report certifying the following candidates to be placed on the November ballot for consideration in the 2021 elections for service to begin Jan. 1, 2022.

• Pat Alesandrini, CAE, RES, Tampa, FL

Vice President
• Lisa Hobart, CAE, PPS, FIAAO, Birmingham, MI
• Rebecca Malmquist, CAE, Minneapolis, MN

Region 1
• Kara Endicott, CAE, RES, Olathe, KS
• Doug Warr, AAS, Norman, OK

Region 2
• Greg Hutchinson, Howell, NJ

Region 3
• Bobby T. Lee, AAS, Esq., Mount Juliet, TN

• Jason Camp, Ph.D., Mississippi State, MS
• Ryan Cavanah, CAE, Nashville, TN
• Daniel Fasteen, Ph.D., Minneapolis, MN 

IAAO joins group promoting bill to defray costs on GPS interference

IAAO has joined a group of more than 100 organizations and companies endorsing the proposed non-partisan “RETAIN GPS and Satellite Communications Act”  and the Coalition of Geospatial Organizations (COGO), which includes IAAO and URISA, also announced its support. The Senate bill, introduced by Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Oklahoma, hopes to defray the costs of impact of interference on GPS devices used by assessors and others by a new, private wireless network owned by satellite communications company Ligado. A previous FCC order did not require Ligado to pay the costs of GPS interference their new network could cause to users of devices and applications.  

IAAO working with TEGOVA on standards; Lisa Hobart named Reviewer for standards committee

The International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) recently announced it will be working with The European Group of Valuers’ Associations (TEGOVA) on standards and Automation Valuation Modeling. As part of the relationship, IAAO member Lisa Hobart, CAE, PPS, FIAAO, has been appointed to serve as Reviewer for the TEGOVA’s European Plant, Machinery & Equipment Valuation Standard. TEGOVA is on schedule to launch Europe’s first Plant, Machinery & Equipment Valuation Standards in the autumn 2022. Hobart, who recently began her work with the committee, will be attending the 2021 TEGOVA Conference in October along with IAAO President Greg McHenry and IAAO Executive Director Debra N. McGuire, MBA, IOM, CAE. McHenry will be speaking to the TEGOVA General Assembly on the topic of Automated Valuation Modeling. Read more

IAAO Statement on Fair and Equitable Assessments

Recent news reports have highlighted potential disparities, or regressivity, in low-income properties being overvalued during the assessment process. IAAO and its members are committed to providing fair and equitable property valuation assessments.

IAAO believes regressivity in assessment is a serious issue. Valuation disparity is an assessment, legislative, political, and educational issue. Property tax caps, credits and freezes may contribute to disparities in valuations. Therefore, all parties must work together to identify any issues that currently exist and to prevent disparities from occurring in the future.

IAAO promotes the following as cornerstones of providing fair and equitable property assessments:

  • Appraising properties on a regular basis to determine Fair Market Value
  • Following IAAO technical standards on assessment and office operations
  • Allocating adequate resources to jurisdictions to carry out the assessing function in accordance with best practices
  • Providing assessors and assessing staff with training and ongoing professional development

IAAO continues to develop additional tools to assist assessors, jurisdictions, and the public on fair and equitable assessment matters.

To better understand the assessment and appeals process, IAAO offers property owners a brochure, “Understanding your Assessment,” which can be accessed at www.iaao.org/UnderstandingAssessment.


Meetings & Programs

Virtual workshop on Emotionally Effective Leaders moving to November

The Emotionally Effective Leader Workshop is moving to November to allow additional members to participate. Originally set for September, the workshop will now take place Nov. 3, 4, 17, and 18.  The programs will run from noon to 4:00 pm central and registration is now open. The program topic will be Building Diversity, Equity & Inclusion From a Foundation of Emotional Intelligence and will be presented by Christine Watkins Davies, MA, PCC and Zach Montroy, SPHR. The Emotionally Effective Leader Workshop provides attendees with a deeper understanding of Emotional Intelligence as well as a key set of tools to be the well-rounded leader needed in today’s environment. The cost to register is $225 for IAAO members and $365 for nonmembers. The deadline to register is Friday, Oct. 15 to allow participants to receive and complete the EQi 2.0 Online Assessment prior to the workshop. Participants will receive their individualized 27-page report at the session.

2021 Legal Seminar in Fort Lauderdale, registration open

The IAAO Legal Seminar will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Dec. 2-3, 2021 and registration is now open. The seminar will cover legal topics of interest to members of the assessment and property tax industry. The seminar will take place at The Dalmar Hotel and attendees may reserve by Nov. 1 for $195 per room, based on availability. Registration fees are $500 for members and $700 for nonmembers until Nov. 1 and then increase to $550 and $750. The legal seminar brochure is available to download.

Industry Events

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  • October 8 2021
    Fall Leadership Days 10/08/2021 Registration for this event is open to committee invitation only. Hotel Phillips at 106 S 12th St, Kansas City, MO 64105. Add to Calendar
  • November 3 2021
    Women’s Initiative Workshop - Emotionally Effective Leaders 11/03/2021 Building Diversity, Equity & Inclusion From a Foundation of Emotional Intelligence - The Workshop is a 16-hour online workshop presented by Christine Watkins Davies, MA, PCC and Zach Montroy, SPHR on Nov. 3,4, 17 and18 ( Noon to 4:00 pm CST each day) The event was originally scheduled to take place in September. Add to Calendar
  • December 2 2021
    IAAO Legal Seminar 12/02/2021 The IAAO 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 Ft. Lauderdale on December 2-3, 2021. 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.

Learn more about the Library during the summer of 2021 with our Words With Assessors game. For more information, check out the article in the May/June 2021 issue of F+E.

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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