From the President
What an exciting time to lead the Michigan Association of Equalization Directors.
This next year’s theme will be “The Roaring Twenties”. The era known as the roaring 20s’ was a time of cultural change. It spanned from the end of WW1 in 1918 to the 1929 Great Depression.
“The Roaring Twenties era was characterized by technological advances and prosperity with new labor-saving inventions that led to the large scale use of automobiles, telephones, the radio, motion pictures and electricity. People challenged traditional ideas and the new morality glorified personal freedom, nonconformists and youth, personified by the fashions and lifestyles of the "flappers" who danced the Charleston to the new music of the Jazz Age in the city speakeasies.” www.american-historama.org
Do you think our “culture” in assessment administration is changing right now? With assessment reform, data standards, new technology, and working toward cooperative partnership opportunities for imagery, we are on the cusp of cultural change.
MAED members need to be leaders and players in this cultural change. Our board, committees and members are already working hard to lead our organization and profession through this change.
It is an honor to serve as your president this year and I look forward to working with all of the members as well as other assessment administration organizations. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns or ideas you have as together we work through the changes we face in this profession.
Shila Kiander, President
Michigan Association of Equalization Directors
SAVE THE DATE: 2020 MAED Conference July 19-22, 2020 in Big Rapids, MI