MAA President's Message
The Michigan Assessors Association concluded its education last month with a well-attended school at Boyne Highlands. The team of Sandy Birkenshaw, Debby Ring and Beth Botke worked tirelessly throughout this year to provide meaningful, relevant and interesting courses to our members. Fourteen new classes were developed and offered this year! This is a great achievement and the result of hard work by this team and the course writers! Thank you to all who participated throughout this year. Your comments and feedback that you provide in the course evaluations are an important part of the Education Committee’s ability to make changes and improve the educational offerings. Congratulations to the entire Education Committee on a successful year!
Next year’s MAA schools will be held in Grand Rapids from April 27 through May 1, 2020, in Howell from July 27th through July 31, 2020 and at Boyne Highlands from October 5-9, 2020. Mark your calendars!
A new initiative born out of the Kent County Association of Assessing Officers will offer up to four International Association of Assessing Officers courses next year. While the planning is not yet final for these courses, mark your calendar and look for quality IAAO courses to be held next May 18 and November 9 in Grand Rapids at affordable prices. This is a great initiative to bring back IAAO courses to Michigan. Thank you to Matthew Woolford, Debby Ring, Roger McCarty and Megan VanHoose for their leadership and work on this project!
The Board of Directors final meetings for this calendar year will be November 18th at Shanty Creek in Bellaire and December 16th at Delta Charter Township Hall. Both meetings are at 10 am. Please join us if you can.
Paula Jastifer President