IAAO Board of Directors, Region 1

Kara Endicott, CAE, RES

Commercial Real Estate Valuation Manager
Johnson County, Kansas

Candidate Video

My name is Kara Endicott and I am running to become a representative for Region 1 on The Board of Directors of IAAO. I have committed to the appraisal industry since first starting my career path after college. Over 20 years later, my drive to make the mass appraisal industry better still moves me to make improvements in myself and my chosen profession.

To help reach these goals, I joined IAAO in 2003. Since that time, I have earned multiple designations and contributed both my time and talents to the organization serving on committees, task forces, instructing and much more.

I am running for this office to represent the membership. Your opinion matters to me and I will serve as a voice to the Board for all the members.

The last few years, I have been working tirelessly on the Education Committee to update current IAAO material, produce new relevant offerings and to keep costs down so education is accessible and affordable.

When I teach IAAO material, I get a unique insight into the way everyone does their work and the challenges they are facing in their workplace.

I want IAAO to be a resource that is valuable to you and your office, no matter where you may be.

I have worked in IAAO from the chapter level to the national stage and am ready to represent you on the Board of Directors. I believe in IAAO and the good it can do.

I pledge to continue the advancement of our education offerings and promote IAAO to others in our industry, both in the U.S. and abroad.

Thank you for your consideration and I would appreciate your vote.

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Coming from the education side of IAAO, I would like the organization to continue to improve their course offerings, both in content and appearance. I believe we finally have the staff in place to achieve this so continued support it needed to see it through. I would also like to see a more diverse membership base among our membership. This could be achieved by moving into areas we have not before, like showing in colleges that a mass appraisal career is a viable option.