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Below are important notices and upcoming events

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.

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.

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

MAAO Winter School 2018

Please note: 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 200 - Principles of Assessing Procedures (Sponsored by Essex County Assessors Association & Middlesex County Assessors Association), Saugus Town Hall Auditorium -January 19, 20, 26, 27 & February 2, 2018

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** MAAO 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!

Executive Director Search Committee Meeting

The Executive Board and the MAAO Executive Director Search Committee cordially invites you to attend an informational meeting to discuss and receive input from the Association membership regarding the selection process for our new Executive Director.

The meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 17th from 10:00 am to 12 Noon at the Wellesley Free Library in the Wakelin Room.  The library is located at 530 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482.

The information you provide will help the Executive Board and the MAAO Executive Director Search Committee in the development of the job posting for the recruitment of the Executive Director later in January.

Please RSVP to allow us the ability to know how many people will be in attendance.  If you cannot attend the meeting on the 17th but would like to provide a comment, please click the link and leave a comment or you can email me directly at the email listed below.  Please click the following link to RSVP or to provide comment: Click here .


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

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