2020 Elections

Election Information

IAAO members in good standing will be able to vote electronically from November 1-15, 2020. Regular Members will vote for the 2020 President-Elect, Vice President, and an At-Large regular member in each of three regions.   There is no Associate Member election in 2020. 

Election Ballot Information

On Sunday, Nov. 1, members received a ballot via email.  Regular members who have not received a ballot by Monday, Nov. 2, or are having voting issues, should contact John Arbitell at johnarbitell@intelliscaninc.com or call 610-935-6176.

Bylaws amendments

In addition, the IAAO Governance Committee has proposed amendments to the IAAO Bylaws and the IAAO Board of Directors approved its release to be voted on by regular members in the 2020 election. The amendments were compiled by the Governance Committee during a review of the governing documents to ensure that the By-Laws are clear, concise, and do not repeat or conflict with other governing document language.  A copy of the document with proposed changes is available to view.

Candidates Certified

The following candidates were unanimously approved by the Nominating Committee on July 7, 2020 and will be on the ballot in November. Additional information on the candidates is available through the candidate information page.

Candidate Information Page 


L. Wade Patterson, Retired, Garfield County Assessor, Enid, OK

Vice President  

Patrick Alesandrini, CAE, RES, Chief Deputy, Hillsborough County Property Appraiser's Office, Tampa, FL
Brian E. Gordineer, AAS, City Assessor, City of Petersburg, VA

Region 1

Marcy Martin, AAS, Real Property Tax Administrator, County of Maui, Kahului, HI
Anita NG,  Hong Kong
Deborah Nielsen, Commercial Appraiser, Weber County Assessor's Office, Ogden, UT

Region 2

Brian Gay, Manager, Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, Timmins, ON
Calvin A. Kent, AAS, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Marshall University, Huntington, WV
R. Lane Partridge, Assessor, Town of Concord, MA
Samantha Steele, Property Tax Assessment Board of Appeals/Leanor Group, Lake County, IN

Region 3

Robert Terry Lee, AAS, Attorney, Lee Law Firm, Mount Juliet, TN
Terry Taylor, CAE, RES, AAS, Director Real Estate Residential, Orange County Property Appraiser's Office, Orlando, FL


The Nominating Committee reviewed all candidate applications. Candidates were notified on or before August 1st as to whether their name would appear on the slate. Profiles for all candidates on the slate are made available online and in Fair + Equitable magazine.

General Election Items

  • Election Voting Regions - Board of Directors Candidates are placed in one of three positions on the ballot according to their membership status. The geographic makeup of the three positions is determined by the Nominating Committee, subject to approval by the Board of Directors. The geographic makeup is re-examined every five (5) years, to ensure equal representation of members within each geographic area.
  • Nominating Committee
  • IAAO Conflict of Interest Policy
  • IAAO Code of Conduct
Questions can be directed here.

Important Dates

Monday, July 6, 2020

Candidate questionnaires must be completed and submitted to the Executive Director for distribution to the Nominating Committee. Candidate profile forms and photographs must be submitted to the Executive Director for inclusion with the official ballots.

Prior to August 1, 2020

Nominating Committee Meeting to plan for any needed candidate interviews. Nominating Committee conducts any needed candidate interviews prior to the annual conference.

Friday, August 14, 2020

Slate of candidates nominated is certified by the Nominating Committee Chair to the Executive Director by August 15. The Executive Director shall post the list of candidates on the website immediately following certification and notification to the candidates. The Executive Director shall publicize the names of the members nominated in an IAAO publication as soon as possible.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Individuals wishing to be nominated by petition must submit completed petitions to the Executive Director within five (5) days of the end of annual conference.

November 1 - 15, 2020

Election in progress. Ballots, and profiles shall be sent electronically to all regular members by November 1. A separate ballot shall be sent electronically to all associate members in the year for which an election for the Board of Directors associate member position occurs and shall contain only the candidates for the Board of Directors associate member position. 

Friday, November 20, 2020

Election results are certified.

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Candidates wishing to challenge the election results must transmit challenges, in writing, to the Executive Director so that the challenges are received no later than December 31.

After December 31, 2020

Election results shall be certified at the first Board of Directors Meeting following the December 31 challenge deadline or the first meeting after any challenge is resolved.