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MAA President's Message

Hello MAA Members,

One of the groups of individuals that we would like to recognize at the Michigan Assessors Association’s Conference that will take place at the Mission Point Resort from August 14th through August 17th, 2016 are the MAA Past Presidents.  These individuals have contributed to the success of the Michigan Assessors Association by showing their colleagues how to “give back” to their profession by serving in a number of different capacities besides only on the MAA Executive Board.  

When you look closer at the list of MAA Past Presidents since 1960 you will notice that these individuals have worked in 25 different counties and 43 separate municipalities around the State of Michigan, with the largest number of Past Presidents (11) having once worked in Wayne County.  About 45% of the Past Presidents were employed in a MAA District III municipality, about 40% once worked in a District II entity and 15% have worked in a District I unit.  The point of this analysis is to illustrate that the leaders of this organization have always come from a diverse mix of municipalities and locations around this state.  Vince Lombardi once said that “the achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.” I believe that the MAA will continue to be open to individual contributions from whoever is willing to help this organization, regardless of where they are employed.    

~ Matthew Schmidt, President



W.A. “Pete” Rodda, CAE, RES
I.A.A.O. President
W.A. “Pete” Rodda, CAE, RES

Roper, North Carolina

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