Millions of apartment renters sit at the brink of disaster >
Millions of apartment residents have fallen behind on their rent payments, according to data from the U.S. Census — and the damage is likely to spread as the economic crisis caused by the novel coronavirus continues. Federal assistance that helped millions of renters stay current on their rents even after they lost their jobs has now expired with little clarity from Washington on whether it will be renewed. Read more
Taking aim at the Austin City Council’s move to cut police spending, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and other state leaders unveiled a proposal Tuesday that would withhold property tax revenue growth from local governments if they cut police department budgets. Read more
Feat-Right.pngKansas City weighs 'unfathomable' impact of tax incentives on schools >
Economic development incentives cost students of Kansas City Public Schools three times as much as students in local suburban school systems, according to a city analysis shared Wednesday. Read more
+ Conference registration closes Aug. 28 >
Nearly 1,000 people have registered for the 2020 IAAO Virtual Annual Conference, and registration will close on Aug. 28. Registration fees for this year’s virtual conference are $595 for members and $795 for nonmembers. The conference is scheduled for Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, and IAAO is transforming the event into an exciting virtual conference featuring educational sessions, an exhibit hall, and special events. More than 60 sessions are scheduled, and a full list is available online. Register online
+ Volunteer for an IAAO committee or task force >
IAAO is accepting applications from potential volunteers to serve on committees and task forces over the next year. This is a great opportunity to become involved in the Association, meet others, share your time and talent by assisting IAAO and the industry through volunteer service. All applications are carefully considered, and we do our best to match volunteer’s interests and experience with the needs of the Association. Apply to volunteer by October 2, 2020! Volunteer appointments for 2021 will take place in November.  Members interested in volunteering should log in to the IAAO Volunteer page to apply. Read more
+ Women's Initiative Workshop rescheduled as virtual meeting >
The IAAO Women’s Initiative has moved Dr. Brené Brown’s “Dare to Lead™” training, sponsored by Vision Government Solutions, to a virtual workshop, taking place on four half-days in September. It is your invitation to become a braver leader as you learn the four empirically proven skill sets of courageous leadership that are teachable, measurable, and observable. Read more
+ Legal Seminar set for Dec. 3-4 in Austin; registration now open >
The 41st Annual Legal Seminar will be presented Dec. 3-4 at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown in Austin, Texas. It will cover legal topics of interest to members of the assessment and property tax industry. Attendees may register online or submit a paper form with payment. Fees are $500 for IAAO members and $700 for nonmembers until Nov. 2. After that date, fees increase to $550 for members and $750 for nonmembers. For more information, see the registration and hotel page on the IAAO website. Read more
+ Are you a second-generation IAAO designee? >
Or are you a designee married to a designee ? We're looking for designee families to interview for a future story in Fair+Equitable magazine. If you belong to an IAAO designee family, please contact F+E Editor Keith Robison at robison@iaao.org
IAAO Connect Corner
+ Hot Topic: Appeals during COVID-19 >
IAAO Connect members are discussing valuing properties during a pandemic. Read more
+ What the 'tech exodus' could mean for Silicon Valley >
Long before the pandemic, pundits predicted that remote work would reshape California’s Silicon Valley. Newspaper stories about tech workers setting up home offices in more affordable West Coast locales date back to the 1990s. In the most recent explosion of Bay Area housing prices, some startups made a splash for their remote-only policies, and at least one offered a “de-location package” to incentivize moves anywhere with lower housing costs. Read more
The ministry of corporate affairs (MCA) proposed to establish the National Institute of Valuers (NIV) as the regulatory body for the valuation profession as per the recommendations of a committee of experts (CoE) released on Thursday. The recommendations were part of the Draft Valuers Bill, 2020, which proposes to regulate and develop the profession along the lines of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) for valuation professionals. Read more
Cities and counties are predicting a drop in their property tax revenues over the next year, a phenomenon that’s rare in recessions and never in the modern era has it occurred so quickly. Among counties, 27% reported reduced property tax collections through the first half of this year and even more — 43% — expect shortages to surface over the next year, according to a National Association of Counties survey. Read more
Government might be facing a wave of ransomware, nation-state hackers, attacks on elections infrastructure and a sudden need to move things online that have never been there before, but a new report from IBM shows that there are actually some bright spots for the public sector when it comes to cybersecurity. Namely, it appears that investments in automation, orchestration and incident response planning have been paying off: The average cost of a data breach in government fell 16 percent last year, according to the report. Read more
+ Fairfax, Virginia >
Assistant Real Estate Director, Fairfax County See more
+ Fairfax, Virginia >
Real Estate Appraiser II, Fairfax County See more
+ West Hartford, Connecticut >
Property Appraiser III, Town of West Hartford See more
+ Chelsea, Massachusetts >
Assessor, City of Chelsea See more
+ Phoenix >
Director of Assessor Litigation, Maricopa County See more
+ Norwalk, Connecticut >
Assistant Assessor, City of Norwalk See more
+ Coeur d'Alene, Idaho >
Residential Appraiser I, Kootenai County See more
Residential Appraiser II, Kootenai County See more
+ Soldotna, Alaska >
Appraiser I/II/III, Kenai Peninsula Borough See more
+ Newbury, New Hampshire >
Asst. Assessor, Tri Town Assessing See more
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