Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Committees & Chairs

Michigan Assessors Association's Committee Chairs and Members are appointed by the Association President.  Committee terms are typically one year unless re-appointed by the incoming President.

Key Contacts

Mailing Address

Michigan Assessors Association
P.O. Box 638.

Grand Ledge, Michigan 48837
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Membership Services Coordinator
Heather Bouck
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"The Michigan Assessor" Magazine
Matthew Raftary, Editor
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Education Services Coordinator
Evelyn Markowski
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Our Membership Base

Membership - 1.493
Regular Members - 1,296
Subscribing Members - 144
Other - 63
As of 09/01/2016
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The Michigan Assessors Association's Awards Program recognizes individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the Association and the Property Tax Administration Profession.
Awards Committee Chair
Michael Racklyeft, Chair
26000 Evergreen Rd.
PO Box 2055
Southfield, MI 48037
Ph.: 248-796-5240
Committee Members:
Barbara Jones
Roxanne Reeder
Sharon Frischman
Jeff Shea
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The Bylaws Committee meets throughout the year to review and recommend changes to the Association's Bylaws.  The Association's Constitution and Bylaws may be amended at the Annual Meeting of this Association by a two-thirds vote of the regular members present.  Notice of proposed bylaw changes are published in this Association's official publication not less than thirty (30) days prior to the Annual Meeting.
Bylaws Committee Chair
Amy DeHaan, Chair
3848 Veterans Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684
Ph.: 231-941-1620
Committee Members:
Stacey Bassi
Patricia DePriest
David Petrak
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The Standards Committee addresses issues related to equity and uniformity of taxation, ethics and standards of conduct for professional assessment administration. The specific purposes and goals of the committee are dictated by the climate of assessment administration in the State of Michigan and are flexible and ongoing.
Standards Committee Chair
John Dahlquist, Chair
2800 Third Street
Trenton, MI 48183
Ph.: (734) 675-6810
Committee Members:
Andrew Falkenberg
Tyler Tacoma
Matt Woolford
Jason Yoakam
Dan Bengel


The Education Committee is responsible for identifying and developing educational programs, staffing educational venues. The committee also works closely with the State Tax Commission and other professional organizations to secure continuing education and certification credit of its educational offerings.
Education Committee Chair
Evelyn E. Markowski, Chair
1990 W Parnall Rd
Jackson, MI 49201-8612
Ph.: 517-206-5015
Committee Members:
Debby Ring (Education Services Coordinator)
Peter Arbour; Nancy Armstrong (STC)
Dulcee Ranta; Sandy Birkenshaw
Beth Botke; Robert Brandmier
Jim Bush; Cathy Cousineau
Jim Licari; Linda Stevenson
Jason Yoakum
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The Finance Committee serves to advise and/or make recommendations to the Board of Directors of this Association on all financial matters concerning the Association.
Finance Committee Chair
Amy DeHaan, Chair
3848 Veterans Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684
Ph.: (231) 941-1620
Committee Members:
Ruth Scott
Paula Jastifer
Matthew Schmidt
John Dahlquist

Long Range Planning

The Long Range Planning Committee is responsible for providing insight and guidance to assist the Board of Directors in making decisions affecting the future of the Association.
Long Range Planning Committee Chair
James Elrod, Chair
40700 Romeo Plank Rd.
Clinton Township, MI 48038
Ph.: 586-286-9468
Committee Members:
Matthew Raftary
Debby Ring
Robert Scripture
Peter Arbour
Amy DeHaan


The Membership Committee is charged with maintaining, servicing, and increasing membership for the Association. review and recommend resolutions on member issues and make recommendations on programs to strengthen membership of the Association.
Membership Committee Chair
Stacey Bassi, Chair
1101 S. Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48502
Ph.: (810) 237-2401
Committee Members:
Paula Jastifer
Tony Meyaard
Karolyn Pargo
Matthew Raftary
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The Nominating committee is responsible for obtaining nominations for Association Officers, reviewing qualifications of potential candidates and recommending a slate of officers to be elected at the Annual Meeting of the Association.
Nominating Committee Chair
Ruth Scott, Chair
120 W Michigan Ave
Jackson, MI 49201
Ph.: (517) 768-6649
Committee Members:
John Dahlquist
Cindy Davis
Matt Schmidt
Donna Vandervries
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The Conference Committee is responsible for all aspects of the Association's Annual Summer Conference.  
Conference Committee Chair
Stacey Bassi, Chair
1101 S. Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48502
Ph.: 810-237-2401
Committee Members:
Dulcee Ranta; Dan Bengel
Sandy Birkenshaw; Beth Botke
Amy DeHaan; Jim Elrod
Pat DePriest; Tony Fuoco
Sue German; Jim Gierermann
Matt Hanson; Autumn Hoffman
Paula Jastifer; Stacy Kaliszewski
Darren Kraatz; Christine Kuhn
Tonya Lall; Lisa McCaleb
Kimberly Miller; Peggy Nolde
Mike Racklyeft; Matthew Raftary
Josh Simmons; Linda Stevenson
Donna Vandervries
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The Legislative Committee reviews and monitors proposed and pending legislation and makes recommendations regarding the Association's position and legislation. The committee also presents testimony and suggests amendments to existing and proposed legislation before the State Legislature and State Tax Commission. The Association also employs a Legislative Agent to assist in promoting the values and goals of the Association.
Legislative Committee Chair
Joyce Foondle, Chair
109 Ridgewood Trail
Delton, MI 49046-9680
Ph.: 269-986-1334
Manny Lentine, Legislative Agent
230 N. Washington Square, Suite 100
Lansing, MI 48933
Ph.: (517) 377-9600
Committee Members:
Judy Allen (MTA); Chris Hackbarth (MML)
Mannie Lentine; Christine Norris
Marcia Bail; Stacey Bassi
John Dahlquist; Sharon Frischman
Dwayne McLachlan; Gail McLachlan
Annette Messenger; Al Nykamp
Kristen Sieloff; Jack Van Coevering
Donna Vandervries; Nicholas Wheeler
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