The San Francisco 49ers scored a major victory last week when a county panel cut its Levi’s Stadium property taxes in half, but the fallout from its victory will hurt Santa Clara’s school district and several other public agencies that count on the revenue. Specifically, the district and agencies will have to pay the team a total of $36 million in refunds by June and figure out how to make do with $6 million less a year in tax revenue from then on. Read more
Home buyers have historically earned more money, on average, than other households – but the income disparity between those groups at the national level is growing along with climbing home values. Because owning a home has a long-term impact on wealth, that disparity is another way to gauge wealth inequality. Read more
Workplace programs that help employees figure out how to better manage their own finances can have upsides for both employers and workers, yet these sorts of initiatives haven’t been widely adopted by local governments. Read more
+ Registration open for leadership event in Washington >
Registration is now open for IAAO's first-ever Emerging Leadership Summit, set for May 30-31 in Washington, D.C. Scholarships are available for the event. The summit will focus on helping attendees in becoming good leaders. The summit will explore emerging trends, leadership issues, professional development, property valuation and land administration for property tax development worldwide. Read more
+ Legal Seminar Call for Papers is open >
IAAO 40th Annual Legal Seminar will Dec. 5-6 in Phoenix and the Legal Task Force is seeking qualified professionals to present on topics of interest to lawyers and assessors. Topics will be considered from the following categories:  unique valuation problems, effective representation, technology, public policy and ethics. Submission deadline for the 200-word abstract is March 31. Send submissions to Heather Steel (steel@iaao.org). Because of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) requirements, speakers must submit a completed written paper by Oct. 1. Read More
+ International Research Symposium registration open >
Registration is now open for the joint IAAO and Australian Property Institute's International Research Symposium, April 30-May 2 in Melbourne, Australia. The symposium will include programs on global innovations, mass appraisal systems, spatial valuation, reimaging global cities, appraisal and valuation technologies, smart cities, data analytics, a keynote address on current trends in Australia, and an optional learning lab on improving valuations with open data. Read More
+ Nominations accepted for Awards, Fellow programs >
IAAO is accepting nominations through May 1 for its Awards Program and Fellows Program. The Awards Program boasts 17 categories recognizing individual and organizational achievements in several areas, including publications, technical expertise and service to IAAO. Award winners and Fellow selections are recognized at the IAAO Annual Conference. The Awards Program is a highly visible event and all IAAO members and affiliated organizations are encouraged to submit nominations. Fellow nominees are brought forth by the IAAO membership annually and submitted during the awards nominations period. Read more
COGO report card on spatial data infrastructure >
The Coalition of Geospatial Organizations (COGO) released its Report Card on the U.S. National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) that depicts the condition and performance of the nation’s geospatial “infrastructure,” which includes surveyed, mapped and remotely-sensed information. The NSDI Report Card is in the form of a school report card — assigning letter grades that are based on physical condition and needed investments for improvement. IAAO is a member organization of COGO and Christine A. Stinchcomb, CMS of Paulding County, Georgia represents IAAO. The report is available for download. Read More

+ Tyler Tech's latest buyout moves it toward more
federal, platform work >
Tyler Technologies, no stranger to mergers and aquisitions, bought MicroPact for $185 million. The company works a lot with the federal government, and its state and local efforts lean toward larger customers. Read more
Residential property values in 2018 rose in more than 90 percent of Detroit’s 194 neighborhoods, Mayor Mike Duggan announced Tuesday, saying it's a sign that revitalization efforts are impacting more areas of the city. Read more
After settling a strike that galvanized support for long-neglected public schools in America's second-largest school district, the Los Angeles teachers union is turning its sights on major new sources of sustained education funding. The head of the United Teachers Los Angeles union says teachers will campaign for a 2020 California ballot initiative to roll back Proposition 13. Read more
President Trump’s pick to lead the World Bank could spark an unprecedented battle over the future of the multinational lender. Trump is set to nominate Treasury Under Secretary David Malpass — a fierce critic of the World Bank — to serve as its next president, spurring concern within the development finance world. Read more
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+ Olathe, Kansas >
Commercial BOTA Speciality for Johnson County  See More
+ Rosenberg, Texas >
Chief Appraiser for the Fort Bend Central Appraisal District    See More
+ Durham, North Carolina >
Tax Administrator for Durham County   See More
+ Duluth, Minnesota >
Deputy County Assessor for St. Louis County   See More
+ Washington, D.C. >
Real Property Assessment Manager for District of Columbia   See More
+ Decatur, Georgia >
CAMA Modeler for DeKalb County Government    See More
+ Juneau, Alaska >
Assessor for City and Borough of Juneau  See More
+ Cambridge, Massachusetts >
Director, Assessing Department for City of Cambridge   See More
+ Portland, Maine >
Director of Regional Assessing for Cumberland County Government   See More
+ Napa, California >
Supervising Auditor-Appraiser for County of Napa  See More
+ Tyler, Texas >
Statistical Analyst/Appraiser for Smith County Appraisal District   See More
+ Titusville, Florida >
Valuation Specialist I for Brevard County Property Appraiser      See More 
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