MAA President's Message
In 2018, the MAA Board of Directors continued Strategic Planning and set specific goals for the Association to meet. One of these goals was to increase attendance at our schools. Not an easy task for the education committee to accomplish in the environment of online learning! However, our 2018 survey to our members indicated that a classroom setting is preferred to online or self-study. The classroom learning offers the real world examples and experiences of the seasoned professional, as well as the discussion and debate of ideas among students. This is where the learning is best! Therefore, we are continuing with a robust offering of courses in 2019.
MAA Schools for this year will be held May 6-10 in Novi, July 29-August 2 in Grand Rapids
and September 30-October 4 at Boyne Highlands Resort
. Plan to attend as new courses are being developed to keep up with the profession’s ever-changing needs!
Encourage your colleagues to join MAA. If you sponsor a new member, your name will be entered into a drawing for an Apple IPad
to be held at the annual business meeting in August 2019. Surveys show that most people join an organization when they are encouraged to do so by a colleague or mentor. Be sure to explain how being a part of a professional association can help your career.
Finally, please mark your calendar for August 11-14, 2019
. These are the dates of the Annual Conference to be held at Crystal Mountain
, Thompsonville, Michigan. This year we are celebrating 60 years of organization!
The education, networking and great company at the Michigan Assessors Association Conference provides each and every one of us the opportunity for professional development.
Paula Jastifer, President