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INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ASSESSING OFFICERS
(Revised and Approved January 10, 2008)
ARTICLE 1. General Provisions
SECTION 1.1 Name
The name of this organization is the Massachusetts Chapter of the International Association of Assessing Officers, referred to hereinafter as The Chapter.
SECTION 1.2 Jurisdiction
The Chapter shall encompass Massachusetts and other New England states that do not have an IAAO Chapter.
SECTION 1.3 Purpose
The purpose of The Chapter is the advancement of the objectives of the IAAO in Massachusetts, to develop professionalism in assessment administration, to raise the standards of the profession, to gain recognition by governmental authorities of the assessing profession, to gain for members’ recognition as qualified, objective, and unbiased assessors of property values.
The Chapter shall also work to educate the public regarding the ad valorem system and work to provide a clearinghouse for the collection and distribution of useful information relating to assessment practice; and in every proper way to promote justice and equity in the distribution of the tax burden.
SECTION 1.4 Membership
Active membership in the Chapter is available to individuals interested in promoting professionalism in assessment. Chapter officers must be members in good standing of IAAO.
ARTICLE 2. Chapter Officers
SECTION 2.1 Chapter Officers
The governing officers of The Chapter shall be elected by the membership and shall be composed of the following positions:
President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Immediate Past President, and two Executive Committee members, all of which are elected for one-year terms by the Chapter membership.
SECTION 2.2 Executive Committee
The Chapter governing officers meeting as Executive Committee shall be the governing body of The Chapter.
The Executive Committee shall be composed of the following officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Immediate Past President, and two Executive Committee members.
In addition the Education Coordinator (or Co-Education Coordinator) will be a member of the Executive Committee.
The Chapter IAAO Representatives shall be ex-officio members of the Executive Committee.
SECTION 2.3 Duties of The Chapter Officers
The Chapter Officers shall have the following duties and responsibilities:
The President shall preside at Chapter Meetings and at Executive Meetings, perform all general administrative duties for The Chapter and shall appoint all necessary committees of The Chapter.
The Vice-President shall perform the duties of the President in his or her absence.
The Secretary shall take all minutes of all Chapter and Executive Committee Meetings and provide general notification of same and maintain all official correspondence of The Chapter. The Treasurer shall keep all books and financial records as instructed by the Executive Committee.
Executive Committee members shall serve on the Executive Committee and assist the other officers with the administration of The Chapter.
SECTION 3.1 Nomination of Chapter Officers
Nominations for elective office will be made at the annual meeting. Notice of the election shall be given to chapter members by the annual meeting notice.
SECTION 3.2 Elections
The Chapter officers and Executive Committee shall be elected at the annual meeting. Results will be certified by the Secretary of the Chapter. A plurality shall be sufficient for election to an office.
SECTION 3.3 Vacancies
Any vacancy occurring in The Chapter officers will be filled by appointment by the Executive Committee for the balance of the unexpired term.
ARTICLE 4. Chapter Meetings
SECTION 4.1 Regular and Special Meetings
One regular meeting will be held annually at the time and place specified by the Executive Committee at times and places convenient in the State of Massachusetts.
Special meetings may be called by the Executive Committee from time to time.
ARTICLE 5. Amendments to The Chapter Bylaws
SECTION 5.1 Amendments to the Bylaws
Chapter Bylaws may be amended at the recommendations for the Executive Committee and approved by two-thirds of the votes cast. All members shall be notified in writing of any proposed Bylaw changes.
ARTICLE 6. Chapter Funds
SECTION 6.1 Chapter Funds
The Executive Committee shall instruct the Treasurer as to the desired method for receipt and disbursement of Chapter Funds, including the keeping of all related records. The Executive Committee shall prepare and adopt an annual budget for presentation to the membership at the annual meeting. Membership dues, shall be determined at the annual meeting, and shall become due January 31 of each year.