Municipal Assessors Institute

2016 Municipal Assessors Institute Conference
September 13-16
Glacier Canyon Lodge, The Wilderness Resort
45 Hillman Rd., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Phone: 800-867-9453

Register Online for the 2016 Municipal Assessors Institute HERE!

Download a PDF of the Registration Form HERE!

Golfers Wanted! (PDF) Join your colleagues for a golf outing prior to the start of the conference. 

2016 Agenda

Please note:  the following have been approved for Appraiser Credit through DSPS. #1 Expert Witness; #6 Effective Appraisal Report Writing; #12 Effects on Green Construction & Millenials on Real Estate Valuation (Residential & Commercial) All programs are in the process of being approved for Assessor Credit through DOR.

Tuesday, Sept. 13

1:00    Concurrent Workshops

(1)    Expert Witness (3 Hrs Appraisal) Moderator: Belinda Fechhelm, City Property Appraiser, Marshfield.
Instructor: Robert Sherman, Certified General Appraiser 

* NOTE: This is a repeat session from 2015. If you attended last year, you will not get credit.

(2)    Uniformity and Equity, Part II (3 Hrs Appraisal) Moderator: Cathy Timm, City Assessor, Cedarburg Instructors: Mike Grota, James Toth & Les Ahrens

(3)    WI Open Records Law (3 Hrs Appraisal) Moderator: Matt Tooke, City Appraiser II, Appleton Instructor: Paul Ferguson, Dept. of Justice

4:30 Wisconsin Duck Ride Pick-Up 
(Advance Registration Required)

6:00 Diner on own.

Wednesday, Sept. 14

9:30    General  Session

Cathy Timm, City Assessor, Cedarburg
Chairman, Assessors Section, Presiding

Welcome  Address

IAAO Representative, Larry Clark

NCRAAO  Representative
WAAO Business Meeting

10:30  Ask DOR Roundtable

Lunch on your own.

1:30    Concurrent Workshops

(4)    IAAO Standards & Sources of Information (3 Hrs Law/Mgmt) Moderator: Mary Reavey, Retired City Assessment Commissioner, Milwaukee
Instructor: Larry Clark, IAAO

(5)    WI Property Tax Litigation - General Overview (3 Hrs Law/Mgmt) Moderator: Russ Schwandt, City Assessor, Green Bay Instructors: Jamie Staffaroni, Asst. City Attorney, Madison, Dana J. Erlandsen, Chief Counsel, WI DOR, Ryan G. Braithwaite, shareholder, Crivello Carlson

(6)    Effective Appraisal Report Writing (3 Hrs Appraisal)
Moderator: Mike Higgins, City Assessor, Kenosha Instructor: Robert Sherman, Certified General Appraiser

5:15 Reception

6:00 Banquet

Thursday, September 15

9:00 Concurrent Workshops

(7)    Excel for Assessors (1 Hr Appraisal & 2 Hrs Law/ Mgmt)  Note: A laptop is required for this class. Please be sure it is charged as outlets in room will be limited. Excel 2013 will be used.  
Moderator: Mike Patnode, City Appraiser I, Waukesha Instructor: Megan Lukens, Property Assessment Supervisor, DOR

(8)    AAR (2.5 Hrs Appraisal & .5 Hr Law/Mgmt) Moderator: Mark Hanson, City Assessor, Madison Instructors: Mark Paulat, DOR

(9) Property Tax Litigation II - Specific Case Law(3 Hrs Law/Mgmt) Moderator: Michelle Laube, Deputy City Assessor, Janesville Instructor: Amy Seibel, Seibel Law Firm

1:30 Concurrent Workshops

(10) Drug & Paraphernalia ID, Signs & its Use & What to Look For (3 Hrs Law/Mgmt) Moderator: Jason Williams, Asst City Assessor, West Allis
Instructor: Jerimiah Winscher, Department of Justice Officer 

* NOTE: This is a repeat session from 2015. If you attended last year, you will not get credit.

(11)    Solar Power & Its Impact on Value (3 Hrs Appraisal) Moderator: Steve Miner, Assessment Commissioner, MilwaukeeInstructors: Elizabeth Hittman, Sustainability Program Coordinator, Milwaukee Environmental Collaboration Office and Amy Heart, Director of Public Policy and Attorney, Sunrun.

(12)    Effects of Green Construction & Millennials on Real Estate Valuation (Residential & Commercial) (3 Hrs Appraisal)
Moderator: Matt Tooke, City Appraiser II, AppletonInstructor: Jim Siebers, Content Strategist, Core Logic

Friday, September 16

9:00    General  SessIon

(13) Active Shooter Training (3 Hrs Law/ Mgmt)Moderator: Deb Edwards, Village Assessor Plover
Instructor: State Capitol Police Chief David Erwin

Noon: Adjourn

Your attendance at the Municipal Assessors Institute Conference is a smart investment in you and your municipality. We’ll see you there! 

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