The Future of Assessing and Education
International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) is a nonprofit, educational, and research association. It is a professional membership organization of government assessment officials and others interested in the administration of the property tax. IAAO was founded in 1934, and now has a membership of more than 8,000 members worldwide from governmental, business, and academic communities.
Alabama’s history with the IAAO goes all the way back to 1974 when Robert McSwain (1925-1988) from Montgomery Alabama became the 39th President of the IAAO. However, after Alabama made it to the highest office of leadership with in IAAO we sadly dropped off the radar. Until 2019 when Teddy Faust, Cliff Mann, and with the support of the Alabama Association of Tax Administrators (AATA) petitioned the IAAO to start the Alabama Chapter of IAAO. At the 2019 IAAO Conference in Niagara Falls in Canada we were presented our Chapter Certificate and officially recognized as a new Chapter of IAAO. In February of 2020 the Chapter appointed its first officers. Since then, the Alabama Chapter has been on the move to regain our lost status as being a leader in the Mass Appraisal field
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What We Are About
Our goal is to offer several educational programs in a variety of formats that will help members continue their professional development. We are working to increase the State Certification pass rate and mentor members threw the process of earning IAAO’s nationally recognized Designation.
Volunteering is an integral part of our Chapters success. Your work as a volunteer will not only be beneficial to the Chapter but also to you. As a volunteer, you can help guide change around the State and give you an opportunity to develop and demonstrate your leadership skills.
We offer numerous opportunities to allow our members to network and find mentors. You will have the opportunity to build your resume experience and expand your professional network.
Membership with the Alabama Chapter can help you continue further your career, pursue leadership opportunities, and make a difference in our State..
What We Stand For
The purpose of The Alabama Chapter is to raise the standards of the profession, increase education opportunities, and gain for our members’ recognition as being qualified, objective, and unbiased assessors of property values.
The Alabama Chapter will be the leader and foremost source of standards, professional development and advancing fair and equitable property appraisal in Alabama.
The Alabama Chapter shall provide equal access to membership and opportunity of leadership and programs without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.
Meet The Team
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