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MICHIGAN ASSESSORS ASSOCIATION

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


March/April Message

It is that time of year again, the end of our cycle! I would like to start by wishing everyone good luck with the March Board of Review.  It will be a different experience than any of us have had in the past.  If you are like me, I was hoping Covid restrictions would be lightened prior to the start of the Board of Review meetings.  Keeping three boards organized on phone calls will be a little challenging.  Nevertheless, I have always liked a good challenge.

As we start planning for our 2022 assessment roll, I always think of a quote by Francis of Assisi “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”  With the lack of staff in the assessment field, we work towards doing what is necessary.  The big question is how do we get to what’s possible? I have over 58,000 parcels with a deputy assessor, four appraisesr, two appraiser trainees, a part time clerical person, and an administrative supervisor.  When I started at the City four years ago, my staff was still using original cards in the field.  My favorite story is my second day of work, I walked in and my administrative supervisor was typing a new record card from a split on a typewriter.  Luckily, for me, my staff was willing to learn how to use new technology to make their workload more efficient.  They have been very open to almost all of the ideas I brought into the office. We had to learn to work smarter and not harder. If you are trying to find a new or easier way to accomplish something, talk to your neighboring assessor, reach out to your District Representative or post on the message board.  We are in this together. I have taken something from every assessor I have worked for.  With all of us being open to change, we are reaching for what is possible each year.  A big thank you to my staff for helping me reaching what is possible

MAA is still planning, come August, to hold our Annual Conference.  This year it will be held at Boyne Mountain Resort And Spa.  We are looking at having some great education and fun.  I think we all need it this year.  The dates are August 8-11, 2021.  So keep your fingers crossed.

All my best,
Stacey Kaake, President

News from Michigan and Around the Country


MAA Professional Designation Program

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MAA Professional Designation Program

Stand Out! - Make a Difference!

  Michigan Assessors Association Professional Designation Program Stand Out! - Make a Difference! The Michigan Assessors Association is pleased to announce the rollout of its new "Professional Designation Program". An MAA Designation provides an opportunity for property tax professionals to distinguish themselves among their peers in the assessment administration profession. The MAA professional designation...

Federal lawsuit over Detroit property tax assessment dismissed

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Federal lawsuit over Detroit property tax assessment dismissed

Detroit Free Press

A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit against the city of Detroit over the late delivery of more than 260,000 residential property tax notices in 2017.

The delayed deliveries violated the due process rights of all Detroit homeowners because they lost the ability to appeal their property taxes, according to the suit, which was filed last year.

Township violated Michigan couple's privacy by using drone, court says

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Township violated Michigan couple's privacy by using drone, court says

The Detroit News

A Michigan Court of Appeals panel ruled this week a northern Michigan township could not use drone photos it obtained without a search warrant to prove a resident wasn't complying with zoning rules.

The panel ruled 2-1 that the use of a drone to photograph Todd and Heather Maxon's backyard violated the couple's "reasonable expectation of privacy" and Long Lake Township must obtain a search warrant if it wants to take photos. 

The Net Lease Big Box Report

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The Net Lease Big Box Report

The Boulder Group

Cap rates in the single tenant net lease big box sector decreased by 25 basis points to 6.75% from the fourth quarter of 2019 to the fourth quarter of 2020. The decrease in cap rates can be primarily attributed an increased appetite from investors for big box tenants that operate in the essential business category such as grocery related and home improvement.....

STC Notice of Adopted Guidelines 2020-1 and 2020-2

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STC Notice of Adopted Guidelines 2020-1 and 2020-2

PA 660 of 2018

STATE TAX COMMISSION - PA 660 of 2018 requires the State Tax Commission to adopt and publish guidelines, including those related to minimum standards and model policies to be followed for substantial compliance, noncompliance and technical deficiencies related to the audit of local units. 

State Tax Commission Meeting

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State Tax Commission Meeting

Okemos Conference Center

Okemos Conference Center
2187 University Park Drive
Okemos, MI

State Tax Commission Meeting

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State Tax Commission Meeting

Okemos Conference Center

Okemos Conference Center
2187 University Park Drive
Okemos, MI

State Tax Commission Meeting

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State Tax Commission Meeting

Okemos Conference Center

Okemos Conference Center
2187 University Park Drive
Okemos, MI
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I.A.A.O. President
Greg McHenry, AAS

Manhattan, Kansas
president@iaao.org
785-537-6310 ext.5012 
 
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MAA Executive Board

Meeting Schedule
Download Agendas and Zoom Links
Jan. 19  Tuesday  10:00 AM Virtual Download
Feb. 16 Tuesday 10:00 AM  Virtual Download
Apr. 19 Monday 10:00 AM  Delta Twp. Download
May 17 Monday 10:00 AM  Virtual Download
Jun. 21 Monday 10:00 AM  Virtual Download
Jul. 28 Wednesday 10:30 AM  Big Rapids Download
Aug. 9 Monday  8:00 AM  Boyne Mountain Download
Sep. 20 Monday 10:00 AM  Virtual Download
Oct. 18 Monday 10:00 AM  Virtual Download
Nov. (TBD) Monday 10:00 AM  TBD Download
Dec. 13 Monday 10:00 AM  Virtual Download

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