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