Hello fellow assessors, appraisers, auditors, tax consultants, administrators and other professionals.
I hope very much the last few months have gone well for you. The start of the year is usually a very busy time with assessments either having already been sent out or just about to be sent and the corresponding work involved with speaking with taxpayers, reviewing assessments and preparing for the year ahead. My best wishes to you as you carry out your professional responsibilities.
I wanted to talk about the upcoming conference. I am very excited to be able to come together as an organization and meet in-person once again. The conference is an exciting one with a bunch of interesting and very relevant sessions. The Conference Planning Committee led by our two most recent Presidents, Scott Powell and Stephen Leroux, has been working hard to develop a program that meets many needs including relevant and timely education and a safe and fun return to in-person events for our great organization.
Among many great features of the conference, I am excited about a special recognition event for all of those who have achieved their AMAA designation over the past three years. Those who, if it were not for the extraordinary pandemic, would have received their designations at the 2020 and 2021 conferences had they been in-person, will be able to be recognized along with those who have achieved their designations for this year’s conference. This, along with many other wonderful events, will make this year’s conference one to remember.
I want to personally extend an invitation to you to join us at the conference. I think it is high time we get together and celebrate our profession once more. I hope to see many of you there.
All the best,
President Daniel Lidgren, AMAA, AACI, P.App
Annual General Meeting - Reminder to “Save the Date”
The Annual General Meeting of the Alberta Assessors' Association has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.
We are again hosting this online so that all members have the opportunity to attend without the added expense of time and travel. We encourage everyone to attend with a special and more urgent request for regulated members to tune in. A quorum of 20% of regulated members (Candidate or AMAA) is necessary to hold this Meeting.
We have, in the past, celebrated new Accreditations and long service award recipients at the AGM - these have been moved to a Conference Awards Reception on Wednesday, April 27. This will allow for the recognition of three (3) years’ of delayed “in person” celebrations with many more recipients and for a more efficient AGM. A link will be posted on the website in early April.