IAAO Board of Directors, Region 2

Samuel A. Walker, AAS, RES

Waukesha City Assessor
Waukesha, Wisconsin

Through my 19 years of experience as an assessment official, working first as an employee and then as an administrator and a director, I have learned firsthand the value of being actively involved in the IAAO.

Since 2004, I have earned my AAS and RES professional designation and became a Professional Designee Advisor.

I served as Vice President of the Indiana IAAO in 2014 and served as President in 2015. As a board member of the Indiana IAAO I had the honor of volunteering at the 2014 Sacramento Conference and serving on the Local Host Committee as the Registration Chair for the 2015 Indianapolis Conference.
I won both the Emerging Professional Award and the Professional Designee of the Year Award at the 2015 IAAO Conference.

The promotion of the IAAO and the education and opportunities they provide are incredibly important to me as I have witnessed what they have to offer and how it can impact an individual.

By reaching out to the younger generation and those that are just starting to enter into the field I would impress upon them all that they have to gain and the incredible opportunities they have to look forward to.

As a younger professional, I would be able to show them exactly what one can achieve by being active in the IAAO and their local Chapters.

One is only limited by their imagination, and stressing to the newer generations to never think too big can open them up to a world of possibilities.

I want to do all that is within my ability to help those individuals achieve their professional goals.


IAAO AAS Designation
IAAO RES Designation
Bachelor of Science, Business Management
Master of Business Administration
Master of Science, Management & Leadership
Certified Public Manager


2015 IAAO Emerging Professional Award 
2015 IAAO Professional Designee of the Year Award


IAAO Professional Designee Advisor
IAAO Mentor
2015 Local Host Committee/Registration Coordinator 
2016 Conference Content Committee
2019 Rural Education Task Force 
2023 Membership Recognition Task Force 


Electronic access to all updated manuals for passed courses/workshops
Mentoring program to match new employees to seasoned professionals
Increase access to educational opportunities for smaller jurisdictions