Welcome to the MAAO Website!

Important Notices

Members: please be sure to log-in to see all content on this site. Some pages are only accessible to our members after you have logged in.  If you are having trouble logging in please contact Christine Purple  for assistance (you can find their contact information on the lower left hand side). If you are unsure of your member status, please contact the MAAO Staff before creating a new account in our system (this may duplicate your record in our system). Click HERE for directions on how to log-in. Some of our links to the left and along the top are drop downs.  You will find additional information by clicking on the tab.

The MAAO is seeking to fill the position of Executive Director of the Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers.  To see the full ad please click on Announcements/Postings on the left hand side and then select Job Postings. To access the full job description, please click here.

If you should need to contact the MAAO for any items or issues, please contact Christine Purple at adminasst@maao.org or 774-249-8624. As well, the MAAO Executive Board has appointed Peter Caron as the Acting Executive Director.  If you should have urgent need to contact him regarding issues you do not feel can be resolved by Christine, you may contact him at maaointerimdirector@gmail.com or his cell phone 781-983-2391.

It is with the great sadness that we announce the passing of MAAO Executive Director, Robert "Bob" J. Ellia.  Bob served this Association as the 1st Executive Director since July 1, 2008.  We will be honoring him in our MAAO Newsletter.  If you should like to share your memories, stories or anecdotes about Bob, please click the following link, Thoughts, or send an email to Christine Purple at adminasst@maao.org.

Upcoming Events

MAAO Winter Meeting

When:            March 1, 2018 from 9 am to 4 pm

Where:           Lombardo's located in Randolph

We have an amazing program!  The morning session will be presented by Anthony M. Ambriano, Esq, Sassoon & Cymrot, LLP & Robert P. Reardon, Director of Assessing, City of Cambridge, with a presentation on “Manufacturing Classification:  Who Gets it; What it means to Municipalities; and, What to do about it.”  The afternoon session will be presented by Kirsten Shirer, Director of Information Technology, DLS, DOR & Bruce Morgan, Staff Appraiser, Bureau of Local Assessment, with a presentation on “Data and Analysis Resources in the DLS Gateway and the DLS Website”. 

To see the description and to register, please go to the MAAO website www.maao.org.  To register, click on “Upcoming Events” on the left-hand side, select the event and follow the prompts to the end.  You will receive an email confirmation once you have completed your registration!

The cost for the course will be:   MAAO Member - $80.00: Non-Member - $105.00. 

Basic Excel for Assessors

Presented and Created by David Cornell, Certified Microsoft Trainer, MAI, CAE

To Register:   Click on “Upcoming Events” on the left-hand side.  Select the event and follow the prompts to the end. You will receive an email confirmation once your registration is complete.

April 2th – Andover Police Station

April 3rd – South Hadley Library

April 4th – Shrewsbury Town Hall

 April 11th –Mattapoisett Library

This course run form 9 am - 4 pm.  Lunch is on your own. There will be 6 MAAO credits for this course.

The fee for members: $125 and non-members $200.

This is a hands-on workshop which is geared to the user that is familiar with Excel and is looking to strengthen their skill in the use of the program. You must bring a laptop with Microsoft Excel 2007 or above and have at least a working knowledge of Excel.  Most of us were never shown the basics of Excel; we learned by trial and error.  This course reviews the basics of Excel and creates a solid foundation to build your Excel skills.  Basic Excel for Assessors covers the following topics: How to create a formula; Understand the different saving options; Copying and pasting with cell references; Formatting text, numbers, time, and dates; Merging data from two separate cells; Inserting charts and pictures; Creating tables; Copying formulas; Printing spreadsheets, including headers, footers, and page numbers; Freezing panes; Using templates; Applying themes; Customizing the quick access toolbar; Changing Excel’s default settings; Other time-saving tips and techniques.

MAAO Winter School 2018 -  Please pay attention to the dates of the classes.

To Register:   Click on “Upcoming Events” on the left-hand side.  Select the event and follow the prompts to the end. You will receive an email confirmation once your registration is complete.

Course 2 – Cost Approach to Value, Auburn Town Hall- February 16, 17, 23, 24 & March 3, 2018

Course 3- Income Approach to Value, East Bridgewater Town Hall- Feb 23, 24, March 2, 3 & 9, 2018

Course 1 – Comparable Sales Approach to Value, Tewksbury Library- March 2, 3, 9, 10 & 16, 2018

Course 6 – Valuation Administration, Foxborough Public Safety- March 8, 9, 15, 16 & 23, 2018

**New** Course 5 – Mass Appraisal of Real Property (sponsored by the Barnstable County Assessors Association), Gus Cantry Recreation Center in Falmouth - March 16, 17, 23, & 24 & 30, 2018 

NRAAO/MAAO Conference - Book your Hotel Room Now - Rooms will fill up Fast!

The Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers (MAAO) and the Northeast Association (NRAAO) of Assessing Officers would like to invite you to participate in the 2018 NRAAO Annual Conference.  Conference Registration will be online the middle of February!  Be sure to book your hotel room as the block will fill up fast.

When:            April 29 – May 2, 2018

Where:           Boston Marriott Quincy, 1000 Marriott Drive, Quincy, Massachusetts

Hotel Rates:  Group rate of $155++ per night   (Rates are good from Saturday, April 28th until May 3rd)

Book your group rates online for NRAAO/MAAO Conference.  Last day to book at the discounted rate is April 9, 2018!

IAAO Course 102

When:                  March 26-30, 2018

Where:                NHMA building at 25 Triangle Park Rd, Concord, NH

Register By:       March 2, 2018


For those interested in taking this class, please Click HERE for the registration form.  Please also note updated address to send the registrations & checks:  NHAAO Education Committee, Attn: Verna E. Sharpe, Assessor’s Office, 1 Junkins Ave, Portsmouth, NH  03801


For those of you who may need financial assistance to help pay for your continuing education or for those of you working towards your IAAO designations, please check out the scholarships offered by the NHAAO: NHAAO Scholarship Application or contact Lee Ann Provencher, Chair of NHAAO Scholarship Committee at (603) 792-6792 Or IAAO: IAAO Scholarship Application

USPAP 15 Hour Course Offerings:  The MAAO does not run a 15 hour class but it is a requirement for those who are seeking their MAA Designation for the MAAO.  Here are some upcoming classes (you are not limited to these two courses - this is just helpful information) 


MBREA - March 7-8, 2018 in Marlborough, Massachusetts Click here for more information

Appraisal Institute - May 4-5, 2018 in Woburn, Massachusetts  Click here for more information 

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