It’s inevitable: Every year at Walt Disney World, the cost of admission rises, and every year, Disney fights Orange County over its property taxes. Disney, which has challenged its property tax assessments since 2015, filed a new round of lawsuits in Orange Circuit Court aimed at Property Appraiser Rick Singh. Read more
Kerville Holness thought he’d done a great job snapping up a $177,000 Tamarac villa for only $9,100. But that’s not what he actually bought during a Broward County online auction of properties that had defaulted on their taxes. He got a 1-foot-wide, 100-foot-long strip of land valued at $50. Read more
How much does it cost for bare-minimum accommodations in San Francisco — i.e, a bed and a roof? In the Tenderloin District, that’ll be $60 per night, or $1,200 per month. That’s what the Southern California-based startup Podshare charges for one of its “pods” at the company’s first San Francisco locale. According to the company, “A pod is a hand-built, high-end bunk bed complete with your own flat screen TV and night light.” Read more
+ July 1 deadline to submit materials to run for Board >
Members interested in running for the IAAO Board of Directors should submit candidate materials by July 1, 2019. Check out the Elections page on the website for more information. Regular members in good standing will be able to vote electronically from Nov. 1-15 for the 2020 Regular Board Member and Officer positions. There will not be a candidate for Associate Members in 2019. Read more 
+ AQB, ASB looking for candidates >
The Appraisal Foundation is looking for qualified candidates to serve on the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) and the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB). The Appraiser Qualifications Board is responsible for establishing the minimum education, experience, and examination qualification criteria for real estate appraisers to obtain a license or certification. The Appraisal Standards Board is charged with developing, interpreting, and amending the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). Selected individuals selected will serve initial terms of one to three years commencing Jan. 1, 2020. To apply, visit www.appraisalfoundation.org, go to the About Us tab and then the Get Involved section to complete an online application. If you have questions, please contact Arika Cole at arika@appraisalfoundation.org or by phone at 202-624-3072. Read more
+ Conference Early Bird deadline is July 19 >
The Early Bird deadline is July 19 to register at a discount for the 85th Annual International Conference on Assessment Administration, set for Sept. 8-11, 2019, in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. More than 110 educational sessions are scheduled at the conference and the full list is available online. United States residents are reminded a passport is required to enter Canada. Read more
+ Attend Conference at a discount by volunteering >
Interested in volunteering at the IAAO Annual Conference and attending at a discount? If you are interested in volunteering, please reach out to our Volunteer Coordinators. Volunteers registering before the early-bird deadline receive a discounted rate of $395 if registered by July 19, $520 between July 20 until Aug. 9, and $645 beginning Aug. 10. Volunteers are required to commit to a minimum of 8 hours of volunteer time. To volunteer, contact Kristy Robbins at kristy.robbins@mpac.ca or Jennifer McLean at jennifer.mclean@mpac.ca.
+ Conference Committee seeks Roundtable facilitators >
The 2019 Conference Committee invites you to host a roundtable discussion beginning at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 10 in Niagara Falls. Roundtables are intended as informal discussions on pressing current topics important to IAAO members and to provide a venue to both share and learn from peers. If you are interested in leading a one-hour conversation on any of the following proposed topics, please email Leann Ritter at ritter@iaao.org: Affordable/low income housing; Broadband/5G Technology; Energy efficient homes; Highly unique properties; Hotel/motel valuation; Open source software; Politics and the assessor’s office; Rural solutions; Senior housing; Title and deeds; Trends in transportation; Land banking; Staffing issues (too little staff); and Collecting data with drones from the assessor’s perspective.

IAAO Connect Corner
+ Hot Topic: Use of social media by assessing offices  >
Currently readers are sharing various social media sites to allow members to see how other members are using social media. Read more
+ Should charter schools get property tax money? Mississippi Supreme Court hears arguments >
The Mississippi Supreme Court heard arguments this week about whether it’s constitutional to require local communities to help fund charter schools with property taxes. That question is at the center of the three-year-old case brought by a group of Jackson school parents with children enrolled in the city’s traditional public schools. Read more
Seattle's first-of-its-kind voter voucher-based campaign financing program is drawing national attention with support from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who proposes duplicating it at the federal level. It's one of at least eight public campaign finance programs enacted by city and county governments across the U.S. since 2015. The program in Seattle is funded by a special property tax, and  started in 2017. Read more
+ Cook County Assessor’s Office asks commissioners to borrow staff ... gets told, 'yeah, we're busy, too' >
The Cook County, Illinois, Assessor’s Office is asking county commissioners to loan out staff members to help field an expected rush of calls from taxpayers with questions about the second installment of property tax bills. In an audit released late last month, the International Association of Assessing Officers found the office had only a fraction of the people it needs to handle property valuations. Read more
 An experienced appraiser from Johnson County, Kansas, has been appointed to fill the remainder of county appraiser Stephanie Jo O’Dell’s term after she retires later this month. Miami County commissioners voted to appoint Justin Eimers, a certified Kansas registered mass appraiser, to fill the remainder of O’Dell’s term. Read more
+ Flagstaff, AZ >
Senior Property Appraiser for Land and Personal Property, Coconino County See More
+ Gloucester, VA >
County Assessor, Baker Tilly See More
+ Hillsboro, OR >
Senior Property Appraiser, Residential, Washington County See More
+ Boston >
Commissioner of Assessing, City of Boston See More
+ Philadelphia >
Chief Assessment Officer, City of Philadelphia See More
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