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Wilson Award: The Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers, through its Executive Board, voted to establish the Wilson Award, which is funded by a generous donation sent to the Association by the late Edward C. Wilson, former Associate Tax Commissioner and Belmont Assessor, in memory of his late wife. This annual award is presented to the assessor who has made the most outstanding contribution to the assessing profession and who has dedicated him/herself to the field of assessing and the community and state he/she represents. Massachusetts Assessors are asked to nominate a candidate that they feel best exemplifies our profession. Any regular member of the Association may be nominated.
Past Presidents Award: This award is presented to the assessor who has made outstanding contributions to the Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers and the goals that the Association espouses.
Robert J. Ellia Executive Director Award: The Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers, through its Executive Board, voted to establish the Robert J. Ellia Executive Director Award. Robert “Bob” J. Ellia was the first executive director for the MAAO. Bob dedicated himself to this position by providing leadership to its Presidents, Executive Board Members, Education Chairmen, all other committee members and assessing peers. Through his mentoring and guidance, Bob helped build the MAAO to a nationally recognized organization that provides some of the best education in the world to its members. Bob was the Dean of Students for many years and believed strongly that the Association was only as strong as its education. This annual award is presented to the assessor who has dedicated himself to mentoring others through leadership guidance and education. This person always strives to teach others about our association to strengthen the profession and should exemplify professionalism, friendship, and leadership to others. Any regular member of the Association may be nominated.
Phillip J. Waterman Journalism Award: In 2016, the MAAO instituted the Phillip J Waterman Journalism Award. Phil was a past president of the MAAO and was one of the founders of the MAAO newsletter. He served the Association for many years as an officer, instructor, and author of courses for the MAAO education program. We instituted this award in his name to honor his service and dedication to the MAAO. Each year we solicit articles from our membership. All articles published in the MAAO Newsletter will be considered for this award annually.
Application forms for MAAO Awards. All deadlines are June 15th and are awarded at the MAAO Business meeting held at the Summer Conference to be utilized in the next fiscal year.