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About the talk:
The Maricopa County Assessor’s Office, tasked with locating, identifying, and valuing approximately 1.7 million parcels annually, plays an important role in local government and the property tax process.
In this talk, 3 representatives of the Assessors' Office will describe the mass appraisal process as well as how GIS and other technology helps the office achieve fair and equitable valuations. Additionally, the presenters will discuss some of the resources available from the Assessor’s Office, including those found on the Assessor's Office website.
About the speakers:
Jennifer Rearich, MAS, RES, is a Mass Appraisal Modeler and graduate of ASU (BS in Planning) and the University of Cambridge. As part of the Assessor’s modeling team, she builds valuation models, maintains datasets, and develops tools to improve the modeling process. In addition to being a frequent conference presenter, author, and task force volunteer on topics including mass appraisal modeling, data quality, and model deployment, she is also the 2019 recipient of the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) Emerging Professional Award.
Eric Bails is the Chief Technology Officer and a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. He has over 25 years of experience in developing data management and information technology strategies for the public sector and private businesses in the United States and Europe. His career has included positions in noted global consultancies, and he has provided Delivery Assurance services for a successful major business application implementation for the State of Arizona.
David Minton, GISP, is the GIS Applications Development Supervisor and a graduate of ASU (BS in Geography). With nearly 25 years’ experience with GIS and mapping systems in Maricopa County, he has risen through the ranks from parcel drafter to oversee the team responsible for presenting parcels to appraisal staff, maintaining the underlying infrastructure, and providing analysis and support to the Assessor.