Membership News- August 2017

Membership News for August

Congratulations to our newest AAM designees; The association welcomes new members;  Committees and Board appointments are announced; and a presentation to AAOM Past-President Michael Cortvriendt

Report on the IMA Conference June 2017

Submitted by Mirek Frolek, AAM

On June 18-20 2017, I had the opportunity to attend the 61st Annual Conference of the Institute of Municipal Assessors in Ottawa. The Conference provided an excellent opportunity to gain insight into various assessment issues and provided a great opportunity to network and learn about our profession from other experts in the field. From these events, AAOM Conference organizers often find potential speakers.

2016 IAAO Conference Review

  2016 IAAO  Conference Review Tampa Bay Submitted by Mirek Frolek, AAM The 82nd Annual Association of Assessing Officers was held at the Tampa Bay Convention Centre starting on Sunday, August 28th to Wednesday, August 31, 2016. The theme of the conference was Charting New Waters and Building Bridges to Assessment Excellence. The conference had over 1200 delegates […]

2017 Annual AAOM Conference Report

2017  Annual AAOM Conference Report Submitted by Marc Connelly, Conference Committee Chair On Wednesday, May 10th Registration opened at 7:00 am and a full breakfast buffet was available to all delegates. The Opening Ceremonies began at 8:30 a.m. with Michael Cortvriendt, AAOM President, acting as  MC. The AAOM was pleased to welcome Sister Association representatives […]

2017 Architecture+Design Film Festival

The 2017 Architecture + Design Film Festival (a+dff)  is now underway in Winnipeg, running from May 3 to 7.  In its sixth year, the Winnipeg festival is the only festival in Canada devoted solely to architecture and design.

The five-day festival presents critically acclaimed films covering a range of design-oriented topics, focusing on the importance of architecture and urban design in everyday life.

The Viscount Gort Hotel: An Example of Modernist Design

The site of the 2017 Conference is an example of modernist architectural design. The Viscount Gort Hotel is located at 1670 Portage Avenue  between Kintyre Street and Century Street in Winnipeg.. According to Winnipeg Architectural Foundation, the hotel was constructed in 1960, by Winnipeg architect Roy M. Lev (1930 to 2010).  When approaching from the south or […]

Employment Opportunity: Assessment Officer (Department of Indigenous and Municipal Relations)

Do you have a background or interest in real estate, agriculture, land survey systems, geographic information systems, building construction or municipal government and enjoy meeting and interacting with people? Are you looking for a position that provides excellent career advancement potential, and on the-job training? Indigenous and Municipal Relations is looking for motivated individuals to join our Property Assessment Team! If you’re interested in a challenging career that combines office work, the
outdoors and travel within the service region, a career as an Assessment Officer could be for you!

2016 SAAA Workshop – Regina, Saskatchewan (September 27-29)

It was before the crack of dawn on Tuesday, September 27th that Shirley Bomak and I headed down the highway to the big City of Regina for the Saskatchewan Assessment Appraisers Association 14th Annual Workshop and AGM.  Arriving just in time for lunch, we were greeted by the kind SAAA executive.   The first afternoon […]

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