WAAO Membership Application
The Wisconsin Association of Assessing Officers is dedicated to professionalism in assessment, and has the mission of improving the quality of assessment through education, involvement and commitment to the assessment process – specifically addressing Wisconsin property tax assessment and administration. By joining WAAO, you also become a member of the “North Central Regional Association of Assessing Officers” (NCRAAO). WAAO Members receive information by email including an annual membership listing and access to the quarterly newsletter “The Assessor’s Voice of Wisconsin”. General membership meetings are held in December, March, June and September. At the meetings, reports are given on committee activities, current issues and concerns are discussed, and a program is held to provide accredited training for Assessor (and Appraiser) certifications. New members receive a membership packet which includes a copy of the roster, committees and descriptions, the Association Bylaws explaining WAAO operations and procedures, and a membership pin. All members are invited to research the information on WAAO’s web site at www.waao.org, and voting members can access the members only section for reference.
WAAO membership is based on the fiscal year from August 1st through July 31st per the Association Bylaws. Please fill in the application and submit payment.
$60.00 REGULAR MEMBERSHIP Open to the following individuals subscribing to the mission and ethics of WAAO: individuals certified by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue and employed by governmental bodies to perform assessment work – individuals employed by the Department of Revenue that perform or administrate assessment work - agents employed by municipalities to defend assessments. Regular members have voting privileges.
$50.00 ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP Open to individuals subscribing to the mission and ethics of WAAO such as: employees of governmental bodies indirectly involved in the assessment of property - property listers, municipal clerks, agents or staff of companies that provide support and training for assessment software used in Wisconsin, employees of educational institutions that provide a course of study in assessment or assessment administration, individuals working toward assessor certifications and employment that would qualify them as regular members, and students that are beyond the maximum of 4 years for student membership but not yet employed so as to qualify for regular membership. Associate members do not have voting privileges.
$120.00 SUBSCRIBING MEMBERSHIP Open to individuals subscribing to the mission and ethics of WAAO not eligible for regular or associate membership that are interested in property assessment and taxation. Subscribing members do not have voting privileges.
$30.00 RETIRED REGULAR MEMBERSHIP Open To former “Regular” members that continue to subscribe to the mission and ethics of WAAO and are not employed in any capacity which qualify them for any other membership category. Retired regular members have the same rights as Regular members.
$25.00 STUDENT MEMBERSHIP Available for a maximum of four years to individuals in a program of study on assessment administration, real estate, appraising, or related subjects at a qualifying institution. Student members do not have voting privileges.