MAA President's Message
Hello MAA Members,
I wanted to update everyone on the status of the Michigan Assessors Association’s Fall Education Programs that took place in Novi from August 22nd through August 26th and will take place at the Shanty Creek Resort from October 3rd through October 7th. This year’s assessor education classes at the Novi Sessions and the Bellaire (Shanty Creek) Sessions will combine to offer all of the seven major areas of study that are currently required to be completed under the State Tax Commission’s MAAO Self-Paced Certification Option. In addition to these requirements the Michigan Assessor’s Association offered a USPAP Update Course for Mass Appraisal at our 44th Annual Summer Conference that took place on Tuesday August 16th at the Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island.
In the fall of 2015 The Michigan Assessors Association formed an Ad Hoc Education Committee and made a number of recommendations to the State Tax Commission for improving the assessor training programs in the State of Michigan. The Michigan Assessors Association has always been committed to providing quality assessor education and has continued to expend resources with a goal to develop education programs that will give people across the whole state access to career advancement for those who wish to pursue their assessing certification under the MAAO and MMAO Self-Paced Options. The Michigan Assessors Association supports the current assessing education system that provides different paths for differences in learning styles, which should translate in the greatest possibility of success with the most people. We also recognize that these programs are still a work in progress.
~ Matthew Schmidt, President