MAAO Fall Conference
Publick House,277 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA 01566
8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45 am Welcoming Remarks & By Law Discussion
Speaker: Christopher Wilcock, MAA, MAAO President
9:15 am MAAO Website Upate and Demonstration
The MAAO staff will provide you with helpful information about the new MAAO Website.
9:30 am Legislative Update
Speakers: Charlie Stefanini, MAAO Legislative Agent & Peter Caron, MAA, MAAO Legislative Committee Chair
9:45 am Morning Break
10:00 am Economy and Demographics of Commercial Real Estate in Massachusetts
Mark and Peter will cover the economy and demographics as they relate to commercial real estate. As well as a discussion on office, apartment, retail and industrial property types. They will review current and historical trends as well as a five-year lookout for all of these topics.
Speakers: Mark Hickey, Real Estate Economist, CoStar Group & Peter Conway, Real Estate Market Analyst, CoStar Group
11:00 am Latest from the Division of Local Services
The Division of Local Services will be providing an update regarding the following topics:
- Local Options Forms (Gateway enhancement to be released)
- Learn/Think/Act: 3 steps towards improving data security
- New Form of Lists for Utility Class (504) Fiscal Year 2021
- Updates on what is new in the Fiscal Year 2020 RECAP
- Tips for a timely setting of your tax rate
Speakers: Joanne Graziano, Chief, Bureau of Local Assessment; Kirsten Shirer, Bureau Chief, Data Analytics and Resource Bureau; Deborah Wagner and Andrew Nelson, Regional Supervisors, Bureau of Accounts
12:30 pm Lunch
1:15 pm MAAO Designation Awards
1:30 pm A Panel of Experts
Our panel of experts will address a myriad of current trending assessing issues such as, growth, supplemental tax bills, the classification hearing, assessors website, ATB case list, budget issues, the new BRAVE Act, cell tower valuations, personal property audits, public relations, designation stipends and utility valuation. If you have a specific question that you would like answered, please send it to Karen Tonelli at firstname.lastname@example.org or John Neas at email@example.com by October 25th.
Our Panel: Dawn Barnes, MAA, Principal Assessor, West Tisbury; Trisha Favulli, Assessor, Falmouth; Christopher Gaeta, MAA, Director of Assessing, Lynn; Paula King, MAA, Assessor, Pittsfield; John Neas, MAA, RMA, CMA, Principal Assessor, Hopkinton; Jennifer Sclar, MAA, Assessor/Administrator, Milford; Jonathan Steinberg, MAA, Chief Assessor, Westborough; and, Karen Tonelli, MAA, Director of Assessing, Montague
4:00 pm Closing Remarks
The registration fee for the Fall Conference will be as follows:
Registration has been extended (at the lowest rate) until Monday, October 21st! MAAO Member - $110.00: Non-Member - $185.00
Register between October 22and October 28th MAAO Member - $160.00: Non-Member - $235.00
Register after October 28th MAAO Member - $210.00: Non-Member - $285.00
MAAO Cancellation Policy: To receive a refund, you must notify Paula Rubley via email at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 23rd, there are no refunds granted after that date.
Make checks payable to: Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers or MAAO
Please send your payment to: MAAO,44 Bearfoot Road, Suite 200, Northborough, MA 01532. If you need the MAAO's W-9, you can find it on the MAAO's website in the Resources tab under the About along the top rail.
6 MAAO Recertification Credits will be granted
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