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Important Notices

MAAO Legislative Agenda 2019-2020

The new 2019-20 Legislative Session in Massachusetts has begun and MAAO has filed a set of bills to address a number of issues that Assessors across the state have brought forward. The bill filing deadline was last Friday and now Legislators have until February 1st to co-sponsor’ bills.

To view the MAAOs Legislative Agenda 2019-2020, please click on the following link: www.maao.org/content/Legislative committee/2019.2020 MAAO Legislative Agenda.pdf

FY2020 MAAO Executive Board Elections 

The MAAO By-Laws require that the Nominating Committee name candidates for the two open positions of Executive Board and at least one name for President Elect (the current President Elect automatically moves into the Presidency).  The Nominating Committee has put forward the following names (please click on the name to see their biography):

President Elect:   John Neas, MAA, RMA, CMA, Principal Assessor, Town of Hopkinton

​Executive Board: Robert L. Bushway, MAA, Chief Appraiser, Milton; Richard J. Conti, MAA, Assessor, Taunton; Ashlie Felix, MAA, Assistant Assessor, Westfield; and, Michael GoldenMAA, Residential Field Manager/Assistant Assessor, Lexington

This year we will be using an electronic ballot!  You will receive more information on the election process in March.  Ballots will go out by April 1st and will conclude on May 1st! 

MAAO Nominating Committee: Eric Josephson, Weston, Chair – josephson.e@westonmass.org; Richard Ball, Ashland - rball@ashlandmass.com; Maureen Cronin, South Hadley - mcronin@southhadleyma.gov; Denis Flis, Walpole - dflis@walpole-ma.gov; Kathleen Stanley, Paxton - kstanley@townofpaxton.net

IAAO is Coming to Boston in 2022!!

The local Massachusetts Chapter of IAAO along with support from every New England State Association and Chapter has made a proposal to have the 2022 IAAO conference here in Boston.  The presentation was made to the Executive Board of IAAO on November 15th and we were chosen to host the convention.  The following link is the presentation in support of Boston in 2022!  www.maao.org/content/2018/IAAO Presentation 11.15.18 v1.pdf

This conference may be 4 years away, but there is a lot to do and I hope the local host committee can count on you.  Lane Partridge, MAA, President, Massachusetts Chapter of the IAAO and Bill Mitchell, MAA, RMA, President of MAAO, will be co-chairing the committee.  They are looking for others to serve on the committee.  If you are interested in serving on the committee or have ideas that will help make this the best convention in years, please reach out to Lane at lpartridge@concordma.gov or Bill at wmitchell@leominster-ma.gov

Upcoming Events

The MAAO Education Committee is please to present the 2019 Winter School Offerings.

Registration is available on-line for the classes listed below!  You will need to  be log-in to this site to register for the event.  Click on the Upcoming Events on the left-hand side and select the event you wish to attend. If you have any issues with your registration, please reach out to Paula Rubley at assistant@maao.org or Christine Purple at director@maao.org.

  • Course 1 – Comparable Approach to Value, 3/21-22, 29-30 & 4/5, 2019, East Bridgewater Town Hall
  • 15 Hr. USPAP, 3/22-23, 2019, Grafton Public Safety 
  • Course 5 – Mass Appraisal of Real Property, 3/29-30, 4/6 & 12-13, 2019, Foxborough Public Safety
  • Winter/Spring Conference, 3/28/2019, Boxboro Regency , to see the Agenda please click here

Dates to keep in mind!

  • Summer Conference, 6/18-21, 2019, Red Jacket Beach
  • Annual School, 8/5-9, 2019, UMASS Amherst

If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact Christine L. Purple, Executive Director, at director@maao.org or 774-249-8624 or Paula Rubley at assistant@maao.org or 774-249-8625. 

Mass Chapter of the IAAO Offering


IAAO Course 402 – Tax Policy This course offers strategies for assisting in the effective formulation and implementation of tax policies and provides the context in which property tax policy is established. During this course, students will use analytical tools, including sound theory to guide decision-making and creating workable solutions, to explain the effects of proposed property tax changes. This course is designed for assessment administrators and students of taxation, as well as professional policy advisors who guide and make decision in the area of tax policy on a regular basis. Recommended textbook: Fundamentals of Tax Policy (FMA) Continuing Education: 33.50 CE with exam / 30 CE no exam. Who should attend this Course? Assessing Personnel who want to expand their job knowledge, and who are looking for professional advancement In addition, this course is a requirement for those seeking an Assessment Administration Specialist (AAS) designation from the IAAO. When and where is the Course being held? • Monday June 3, 2019 – Friday June 7, 2019 8:00am-5:00pm (Friday 8:00am-12:00pm). • The Course is being held in the training room at the Cambridge Police Station, located at 125 6th St, Cambridge MA. Questions & Reservations: ebrideau@medford-ma.gov (Phone) 781-393-2430


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