Property Tax Administration & Valuation Profession to be Focus of IAAO Programs at Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty in Washington, D.C.

March 14, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Property tax administration and its role in government finance will be the subject of programs by representatives of the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) at the 17th Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty - Scaling up Responsible Land Governance, March 14-18 in Washington, D.C.

As the most stable form of government finance, property taxes are a valuable tool for the support of local government initiatives. The IAAO will present Sound Industry Practices to Mitigate Financial Risk on Friday, March 18th and will cover many aspects of property tax administration, including tax policy, mass appraisal techniques, and the management of taxpayer inquiries. 

The 90 minute panel discussion will feature international experts covering all aspects of mass property appraisal and international property tax policy and will review resources to help local governments achieve financial initiatives in a fair, equitable and sustainable manner.

Speakers will be Richard R. Almy, former IAAO Executive Director and Director of Research and Technical Services and currently Property Taxation and Assessment Consultant with Almy, Gloudemans, Jacobs & Denne; Alan Brontë, Commissioner of Valuation for Northern Ireland; Pasqualino (Charley) Colatruglio, CAE, Lead Coordinator for IAAO’s Technical Assistance Program; Larry Clark, CAE, CDEI, IAAO Director of Strategic Initiatives; and Ron Worth, CAE, IAAO Executive Director.

Mr. Worth and Mr. Clark also will participate on a roundtable discussion on March 15th on Lessons Learned in Property Valuation and Taxation in Europe and Central Asia, focusing on IAAO's experiences and on a roundtable on March 16th on Land Valuation Experiences, focusing on institutionalizing the valuation profession.

IAAO’s mission is to promote innovation and excellence in property appraisal, assessment administration and property tax policy through professional development, education, research, and technical assistance.  Founded in 1934, IAAO sets the standards for best practices and currently serves more than 7,000 members globally with the world’s premiere assessment library, professional designations, leading industry publications and other educational resources.  For more information on IAAO, visit or contact IAAO at (816) 701-8100 or