From the Desk of Mary Quill, MAA, Director of Assessing
January 20, 2021
Rachael A. Carlisle, MAA, Assistant Assessor for the Town of Cohasset has completed a rigorous course of study and has been awarded the MAA Designation from the Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers.
The required courses include the Massachusetts Department of Revenues Course 101 – Assessment Administration: Law, Procedures and Valuation; MAAO Course 200 – Principles of Assessing Procedures; MAAO Course 1 – Comparable Sales Approach to Value; MAAO Course 2 – Cost Approach to Value; MAAO Course 3 – Income Approach to Value; MAAO Course 5 – Mass Appraisal for Ad Valorem Taxation; the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice Course; and , MAAO Course 6 – Valuation Administration. These courses include 185 ± hours of classroom instruction and a final examination for each course.
The purpose of MAAO, that was established in 1890, is to educate the Assessing Officers of Massachusetts and their assistants in the field of assessing in the state of Massachusetts; to assist in creating efficient and uniform administration of local tax laws; to afford opportunity for the discussion of subjects pertaining to local taxation; to provide methods for encouraging the development of desirable tax laws and to discourage the adoption of harmful measures relating to taxation or to the duties of local taxing officials; and to promote public understanding of Assessing Officials work efforts to the general public.