From the President
Hello Fellow Members and Future Members,
As we continue to navigate through uncharted territory, it’s important that we all hold our head high and continue to work with and support each other while we strive to full fill our obligations and duties as assessors in the state of Michigan. One thing that I learned last year is that our profession is very important and we are greatly depended upon. Even though the country was shut down, offices were closed, and some department’s staff were greatly reduced due to layoffs, we were still expected to meet all statutory deadlines. Not only were we expected to meet those deadlines, we were still expected to deliver the same great quality that we have in the past. I also learned that without my network of colleagues that I have established throughout the years, and my remarkable staff, it would not have been possible to fulfill these obligations that are required of me as an Equalization Director and an Assessor, all while addressing the many new issues generated from the pandemic.
With that said, I would like to personally thank all members for being part of this association and continuing to support us year after year. Without all of you, SECMAA would not exist. For those of you that are not a member, I strongly encourage you to join our association and become part of this assessing support group.
Southeastern Chapter of Michigan Assessors Association (SECMAA) consists of members throughout Genesee, Lapeer, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties. Members of SECMAA can expect to receive excellent networking opportunities, educational opportunities, and other resources important to the assessing profession.
Again, I want to thank everyone for all of your hard work, dedication, and contribution to the assessing and equalization profession. We are not always liked, but it is important that you know you are appreciated and that you are making a difference ensuring fair and equitable assessments for our taxpayers in the State of Michigan.
Justin Sears, President