I am honored to have been again nominated for the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Assessing Officers. I am seeking a second term as Trustee, having previously served on the NYSAA Executive Board in 2009 and as NYSAA President in 2015.
I have over 28 years of experience as Assessor in the lower Hudson Valley, presently serving the residents of the Towns of Montgomery, Mount Hope, & Forestburgh. I have been elected to every position of the Orange County Assessors Association, I am currently the Treasurer.
I am committed to the basic and continuing education of our members. I currently serve as educational chair of the annual conference and chair of the exam committee. I received my own IAO designation in 2004. I continue my own Assessor education both through the IAO and the IAAO. I am a member of several other state Assessor Associations, bringing the experience of how assessing is done outside of NYS. I have a degree in accounting and am a certified NYS Paralegal.
My contemporary experience at various levels gives me valuable insight on how to best serve this organization. I would like to continue to be your voice on the Board of Trustees, to help try to interpret the ever-changing legislative environment, and to avail our membership of technological advances with the delivery of assessment education. Version 5 of RPS will be unlike any version we have seen before, I believe that the NYSAA & IAO will be the best available resource to be an interactive learning resource between the “boots on the ground” Assessor and ORPTS.
My name is Nathan Mack, and it is an honor to be running for the position of IAO Trustee. I contribute the education from the NYSAA as one of the main reasons for my professional success as the Assessor for the Town of Sodus in Wayne County.
My first class experience with the NYSAA came 8 years ago at the Cornell Seminar. I took Introduction to Course 1: Appraisal Principles and Procedures. The class was filled with newly appointed Assessors and County Directors, but I was a wide eyed appraisal apprentice without a municipal affiliation hoping to become an Assessor. I paid for the course out of my own pocket and did a 3 hour commute during the week to save money. It was challenging but I loved taking the course and the knowledge I gained. I applied for several assessment jobs afterwards but found out through the denial letters I needed to earn a few more hours of experience to be a candidate for Assessor.
Needing more experience, I became an intern with Amber Roberts at the Town of Wolcott and began learning all the administrative requirements and understanding mass appraisal. When I finally reached the experience requirement, I applied and was given the opportunity as the sole assessor for the Town of Sodus, Wayne County. I was no longer a wide eyed intern or apprentice; I was a wide eyed Assessor. Not deterred, I signed up for every class I could manage to attend and quickly realized that half of the content you learned from the textbook or handout and the other half you learned hearing the stories from the other assessors. I have developed friendships from the classroom and have shared information and resources with assessors from across the State.
While having the job I desired and gaining real world experience I continued taking classes as they helped me build more confidence in my decisions. I completed a Town-wide revaluation before I finished my third year as Assessor, a feat I would not have accomplished without classes like “Revaluations and Obstacles to Equity” under my belt. Classes like IAO-1 helped me pass the IAO exam at my 5 year mark. I still smile when I look at the IAO certificate hung in my office thinking about all the hard work that went into earning it.
I am running as an IAO Trustee because I want to contribute to the process that has helped me become successful. I would not have accomplished everything I have without the classes and conferences. I want to continue to learn and share what I have learned to elevate everyone else looking to grow in the profession.
I am honored to have been nominated for the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Assessing Officers. I wish to serve as a Trustee as I am passionate about the assessment profession and believe that education is the key to its success.
Please allow me to introduce myself. I started my assessment career in 2012 as the Sole Assessor in the Town of North Castle in Westchester County and am currently the Sole Assessor in the Town/Village of Scarsdale, Westchester County. Having no prior assessment experience, I attribute my success in this field to the support from my fellow assessors and the NYSAA class offerings. I have been actively involved with both the county and state assessor associations since becoming an assessor. I have served at every level of the Westchester County Association and am currently the Treasurer. I serve on several NYSAA committees, including the Legislative and Audit. Passing the IAO exam and getting the coveted designation in 2016 was the most important professional milestone. I would like to assist others to take on this challenge.
Not only is education a key ingredient in keeping up to date with the constantly evolving legal, statutory, and operational standards, but its also the path to getting ahead of the curve by attracting new talent to this field. I would like to help expand the pipeline of recruits and enhance their support for education and career progression through mentoring, training, and job placement.