Organized to improve the standards of assessment practice; to provide a clearing house for the collection and distribution of useful information relative to assessment practice; and to promote justice and equality in the distribution of the tax burden.

MAA President's Message

"The Michigan Assessor" at the IAAO Conference 
The Michigan Assessor at the IAAO Conference As you all receive this communication, I should be on my way back from the IAAO Conference, so I am now free to inform you that “The Michigan Assessor” was the recipient of the 2017 John  A. Zangerle award for outstanding Publication. It is my pleasure to offer congratulations to Editor Matthew Raftary and all of the professionals who have contributed content over the past year. This is quite an honor for the Michigan Assessors Association to be recognized internationally and it is due to the dedication, professionalism and expertise of all involved.

Much of our success is due to the wide variety of quality articles we publish. Occasionally, we receive a call  regarding an article appearing in the magazine that may appear contrary to a position of the Michigan Assessors Association. While every article we send to print may not always be one that suggests appraisal techniques or
theory that we advocate for; the purpose of publishing a variety of articles is to expose our members to different schools of thought. It is important that we know and understand varying views on property valuation so that
we may knowledgably rebut opposing issues in debate or testimony. To be successful, we must know and understand our opponents’ point of view.

However, regardless of the views represented in a published article, you can be confident that the Michigan Assessors Association will continue to work with our Legislators and State and local officials to advocate
for proper valuation theory and practice as well as promoting justice and equality in the distribution of the tax burden.

Until next month...
~ Ruth Scott, President


Randy J. Ripperger, CAE
I.A.A.O. President
Randy J. Ripperger, CAE

Des Moines, Iowa

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MAA Bylaws Amendment and 2018 Membership Dues

Important Membership Notice

At the Michigan Assessors Association's 2017 Annual Business Meeting, the Membership voted to change the Association's annual membership dues and structure. These Bylaw changes established two new classifications for the Regular and Subscribing membership group. Members may now elect to receive the Association's magazine, "The Michigan Assessor" in the printed format for a $100.00/year membership fee, or a digital format of the magazine for a $90.00/year membership fee. Members electing to receive the digital format of the magazine will receive an email notice each month notifying them that the current issue of the magazine is available for download.

It is important to note that members electing to receive the magazine in the electronic format will not be allowed to change to the print version for the remainder of the year.

It is also important that members keep their email addresses current in their membership profile.  Members' who's emails are returned as undeliverable will have their email address deleted from the magazine distribution list.  However, even if a member does not receive an email notice for the magazine download, members can always download the most current issue from the MAA website's Publications page (Publications/eMagazine Download) or

Members can also download any back issue to "The Michigan Assessor" from the Publications page at any time (Publications/Archives) or . Back issues of "The Michigan Assessor" magazine are available all the way back to its beginning in 1959.

  • If you have questions regarding joining the Michigan Assessors Association and/or its benefits, you can contact the Membership Chair, Stacey Bassi at 810-237-2401 or email the Membership Chairperson.
  • If you have questions regarding your membership status or dues payment, you can contact the Membership Services Coordinator, Heather Bouck at 517-925-8862  or email the Membership Coordinator.
  • If you have questions regarding downloading your eMagazine, you can contact the MAA Webmaster, Matthew Raftary at 734-942-1324 of email the Webmaster.

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