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Important Notices

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

Are you interested in running for the MAAO Executive Board? 

Our By-Laws state that names shall be submitted to the nominating committee by January 2nd. If you are interested in serving the Association, please submit your letter of interest to any of the members of the nominating committee listed below

You must have your MAA designation up to date in order to be nominated.  If so, the MAAO Nominating Committee has been formed for the FY2020 Election.  Please review the information below.  We encourage all who are interested in being involved to apply.  Please be aware that our By-Laws require that E-Board members be a regular member and hold a valid MAAO designation.

The 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). 

We encourage you to get involved and help guide your Association in its pursuit of excellence.   

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

Congratulations to Gary McCabe, Chief Assessor, Brookline!

Gary McCabe, CAE recognized as an IAAO Fellow from International Association of Assessing Officers

October 18, 2018     KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) is pleased to announce that Gary McCabe, CAE has been recognized as an IAAO Fellow. Gary has been a member of IAAO since 1985.

The IAAO Executive Board approved a new program for 2018 to recognize individuals who have dedicated their career to the development of our profession and made exceptional contributions to the Association and the assessment industry. The new program is known as the IAAO Fellows Program and the International Association of Assessing Officers Fellows title will be awarded annually to recognize the best of the best within our ranks.

This prestigious title was presented during the Closing Ceremony at IAAO’s 84th Annual International Conference on Assessment Administration held September 23-26, 2018, in Minneapolis, MN.

Founded in 1934, IAAO sets the best practice standards for mass appraisal and property tax policy. IAAO serves more than 7,700 members globally with the world’s premiere assessment library, professional designations, leading industry publications and other resources. IAAO’s mission is to promote excellence in property appraisal, assessment administration and property tax policy through innovative professional development, education, research and technical assistance.

Visit www.iaao.org or contact the association at info@iaao.org or 816-701-8100 for more information on IAAO, Conference or the Awards Program.


Well Wishes: Arthur Holmes who is an MAAO Past President and member of several boards (Southborough, Northborough and Framingham) has had a health setback and is currently at Whittier Rehab in Westborough.  If you wish to send him well wishes, you may send him a note/card to his home at Arthur Holmes, 73 Oak Hill Road, PO Box 387, Fayville, MA 01745-1014

Upcoming Events

MAAO Winter School Offerings will be posted on-line by December 1st!

County Course Offering: Essex County Assessors Association (ECAA) – Course 2 -

***Please note this class is currently full***

Topic: Course 2 - Cost Approach to Value

Dates and Location:  November 29 & 30; December 6 & 7; with the exam on December 14, 2018 (Please note that these classes are running on Thursday and Friday) at the Saugus Town Hall Auditorium (2nd Floor), 298 Central Street, Saugus, Massachusetts. Time: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm with an hour for lunch

Fee: MAAO Members - $275.00; ECAA Members - $275.00 (membership will be verified by the County); Non-Member - $350.00 Late Fee: Late fees will commence on Friday, November 9, 2018. You will be charged an additional $50 Late Fee. Cancellation Policy: Notice of cancellation must be given via email to Christine Purple at director@maao.org by Thursday, November 22, 2018, in order to receive a refund.

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