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.
President-Elect - Pat Alesandrini, CAE, RES, Tampa, FL
Vice President - Lisa Hobart, CAE, PPS, FIAAO, Birmingham, MI; and Rebecca Malmquist, CAE, Minneapolis, MN
Region 1 - Kara Endicott, CAE, RES, Olathe, KS; and Doug Warr, AAS, Norman, OK
Region 2 - Greg Hutchinson, Howell, NJ; and Stuart Topliff, Rocky Hill, CT
Region 3 - Bobby T. Lee, AAS, Esq., Mount Juliet, TN; and David O’Neill, Lexington, KY
Associate - Jason Camp, PhD, Mississippi State, MS; Ryan Cavanah, CAE, Nashville, TN; and Daniel Fasteen, PhD, Minneapolis, MN
Registration passes 900 for Annual Conference in Chicago
More than 900 people have registered as conference attendees for the in-person and virtual component of the 2021 IAAO Annual Conference, Aug. 29 to Sept. 1 in Chicago. The Annual Conference is the premier platform to share successes, discover best practices, and learn the latest research in the field of property appraisal. Participants may register online, or registration forms are available to download. More than 70 sessions will be offered at the in-person conference and the virtual conference component will include access to a select number of education sessions, networking opportunities, exhibitors/sponsors, and more. View the Printable schedule by clicking schedule link or image.
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 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.” 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 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.