Friday, June 23, 2017

45th Annual Summer Conference

The Michigan Assessors Association annually conducts a Summer Conference offering
quality continuing educational content.  Attendees are also afforded the opportunity to meet with fellow professionals to build the important networks that are invaluable and beneficial to their local units as well as their professional career development.

Conference Committee

Stacey Bassi, Chair
Contact the Conference Chair
Phone: (810) 237-2401

On-line Registration

With on-line registration, participants can use a credit card, check or Purchase Order Number to pay for their course.  On-line registration guarantees your conference registration and avoids late registration fees.
* We accept all major credit cards.

MAA Members receive a significant savings in education  and conference costs.  If you are not currently an MAA Member, consider joining now, before you register for a class, and save some money.  The cost of a one year membership is only $75.00 and that's $50.00 less than the additional fee to register as a non-member.  
Summer Conference Registration

Durk Ashley and Mark Mullet Memorial
Scholarship Funds

The purpose of these two funds is to assist Michigan Assessors Association (MAA) members whose employers provide no funding for education and who are financially burdened to self-fund educational opportunities.  The funding for these scholarships is made available by the Executive Board of the Michigan Assessors Association and private donations to provide greater opportunities for members to attend educational courses and seminars.  The funding is awarded to any MAA member who demonstrates a financial need, and intends to use the funds to complete an educational activity.

Scholarship Application
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45th Annual Summer Conference

"Soaring to New Heights"
July 30 - August 2, 2017

Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center ~ Kalamazoo, MI
This year’s conference will provide excellent educational content along with ample social time to provide conference attendees an outstanding environment to learn techniques and practices in assessment administration. This is also an exceptional opportunity to meet with colleagues from around the state thus enhancing the opportunity to build professional networks which are vital for continued professional success.

Online Registration Conference Content

Conference Brochure Schedule of Events Golf Registration Form

Exhibitors/Contributions Form

Conference at a Glance

Concurrent Education Sessions
This year’s conference offers three days of educational content that will expand your professional skills and understanding of emerging concepts. Attendees can obtain up to 18 hours of required continuing education credits.

~ Assessing Administration of Agricultural Properties (4 Hours Credit)
Presented by: Shila Kiander, MAAO/3
~ New, Loss, Additions, Losses & Adjustment (6 Hours Credit)
Presented by: Matthew Raftary, MAAO/3
~ Deconstruction of Commercial Construction (6 Hours Credit)
Presented by: Michael Racklyeft, MMAO/4

Tuesday All Day

~ Valuing Lakefront Properties (The Appraisal Foundation) (8 Hours Credit)
Presented by: Laurie Spencer, MMAO/4
~ Agricultural Valuation issues & Topics (6 Hours of Credit)
Presented by: Doug Hodge, MAI, ARA, CCIM, MRICS
~ Commercial/ Industrial (6 Hours of Credit)
Presented by: David Kirwin, MCAO

Wednesday Morning
~ To Exempt or Not to Exempt
 (4 Hours Credit) 
Presented by:
Donna VanderVries, MMAO/4
Shila Kiander, MAAO/3
~ 2017 Current Assessing Topics (4 Hours of Credit)
Presented by: Timothy Schnelle, MMAO/4
Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center
100 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo MI 49007
Tel: 269-343-3333 
Room rates:
Standard Room - $142.00
*plus 6% sales tax and 5% occupancy tax
Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center
(use reservation code “MIAA17”)
Reservation Deadline: July 14, 2017

Schedule of Events
~ Saturday ~
Early Arrival Conference Registration
~ Sunday ~
Annual Golf Outing
Opening Reception ~ Air Zoo
~ Monday ~
Awards Breakfast
Concurrent Educational Sessions
~ Tuesday ~
MAA Annual Business Meeting
Concurrent Educational Sessions
Annual Banquet and Installation of Officers
~ Wednesday ~
Concurrent Educational Sessions

Join your fellow professionals at the Michigan Assessors Association's 45th Annual Summer Conference!

Radisson Plaza Hotel

The Radisson Plaza at Kalamazoo Center features an impressive array of amenities, including an on-site boutique clothier, a comprehensive fitness center, coffee shop, and a salon & spa.

On-site restaurants are favorites of locals and guests alike. Start your day at Burdick's for Breakfast, and enjoy the expansive breakfast buffet with dishes made fresh each morning with local ingredients. At Webster's Prime, enjoy thick cuts of steak or step into the tasting room to sample an extensive variety of fine wines. For a more casual meal, head to Old Burdick's Bar & Grill to watch sports games with a pint. Known for its delicious Italian fare, Zazios offers bold entrees inspired by flavors from around the world.

If you want to explore the local restaurant scene, several top-rated eateries are within walking distance of the hotel. Ask the concierge for recommendations.

Downtown Kalamazoo

Downtown Kalamazoo is the central business district to over 1,000 businesses including locally owned boutiques, restaurants, breweries, galleries and more!

Air Zoo

The Air Zoo is a highly charged, multi-sensory atmosphere that goes beyond anything you've ever seen. It's like no place else on Earth! Voted the "Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners" and "Best Place to Spend a Day with Your Family" three years in a row, the Air Zoo features more than 50 rare and historic aircraft, amusement park-style rides, Full-Motion FlightSimulators, RealD 3D/4D Missions Theater, as well as historical exhibits and educational activities.
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