Welcome to the Utah Chapter of the IAAO

Utah Chapter Call for Award Nominations and Board Elections

It is time again to recognize the hard work of those around us. The Utah Chapter of the IAAO is sending out a call for nominations for awards and the 2015 Board elections.

You can nominate an employee or colleague for an award by simply letting us know what they have done this year. The award criteria will let you know what awards are available and the qualifications. Please note not all awards require membership in the IAAO.

To nominate someone for a leadership role on the IAAO Board simply submit their name and jurisdiction. The following positions are open this year:

  • President Elect- 3 year term
  • Treasurer- 1 year term
  • Secretary- 1 year term
  • Board members 3,4,6 - 2 year term

Nominations may be submitted to Tiffany Opheikens at topheike@co.weber.ut.us or faxed to 801.399.8308. Deadline for nominations is October 22, 2014.

The Utah Chapter of the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) serves as an educational and networking resource for public property appraisers and their staff throughout the state of Utah. We strive to follow the mission of our parent organization to promote innovation and excellence in property appraisal, assessment administration, and property tax policy through professional development, education, research, and technical assistance.   Founded in 1965, the Utah Chapter of the IAAO also strives to:

  • Promote uniform and equitable principles of assessment through professionalism;
  • Educate the public on the importance of the work performed by assessing officers;
  • Improve assessment standards through education and modern methods of efficient technology;
  • Promote professional designations through our organization; and
  • Better serve Utah taxpayers  

President's Welcome

In the past few years the Utah Chapter of IAAO has developed into an organization that is focused on education and professionalism in the appraisal field. The organization is recognized for its members as leaders in the industry who adhere to a Code of Professional Ethics and Standards.

As the 2014 President of the Utah Chapter of IAAO , I welcome you to our website and invite you to utilize the services offered by our members. Our membership consists of professionals from numerous state and local government entities with training in all aspects of Real Estate Appraisal and Analysis.

This website provides contact information for our members, upcoming educational opportunities, links and general information about becoming a member and scholarships available. Our members meet regularly throughout the year and offer Educational classes to both appraisers and others who have an interest in Real Estate.

We welcome your input and look forward to serving you in the coming year. Thank you for your interest in the Utah IAAO. Feel free to contact me or any other member of our Chapter for more information.

Kenny Jacobson
Utah Chapter President - 2014

Upcoming Events

State Tax Commission Training Schedule
Best Comparables - October 28 - Farmington, UT More info
Best Comparables - November 6- St. George, UT More info

Utah Chapter IAAO Awards and Installation Banquet
December 2, 2014 - Layton, UT
2014 Sponsors include: