The May Chapter Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the The Corinthian Yacht Club of Philadelphia, 300 W 2nd St, Essington, Pa 19029 (610-521-4705). Please note the special venue! The Board of Directors will meet at 5:00 pm; all ASA members are welcome. The general meeting starts at 6:30. The guest speakers, both from the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Property Assessment. will be Deputy Administrator Michael Piper, CPE, and Deputy Director Kevin Keene.
Michael Piper will revisit "Assessment Issues and Property Taxes" in light of the recent citywide reassessment in Philadelphia. Mr. Piper, who earned his MBA at Temple University, is a member of the International Association of Assessing Officers, and the Assessors Association of Pennsylvania, where he has served as President of the Southeast Chapter, and as Chairman of the Editorial Board of the AAP Journal. A Certified Pennsylvania Evaluator since 1995, he has worked at the Office of Property Assessment and former Board of Revision of Taxes for over 20 years.
Kevin Keene will examine the "Methodology of Citywide Reassessment," describing in lay terms the nuts and bolts of Mass Appraisal. Mr. Keene, who took his B.A. at Clark University in Worcester, MA, has worked at the Office of Property Assessment since 1991. As the Residential Administrator for the past two years, he is responsible for the statistical models used to estimate market values. He created the Mass Appraisal system now in use and has directed five major reevaluations for the City.
Both speakers will take questions after their talks, which are sure to be of interest to members professionally, as appraisers, and personally, as citizen taxpayers.
Please register early for this educational and productive evening which qualifies for 2 hours credit toward ASA reaccreditation.
Dinner is $35 per person for members and guests. To pay online with your major credit card or PayPal go to the ASA Philadelphia Members Page, otherwise please make checks payable to ASA Philadelphia Chapter 35. Please RSVP by Monday, May 5, to Executive Secretary Joanne Paciello by mail to 8 Terrace Rd, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462, email, phone (610-277-1366) or fax (610-277-1366).
NOTE: Appraisers attending this Meeting may also be interested in the 2-Hr. Pennsylvania Appraisal Law Course sponsored by the ASA Philadelphia Chapter and held on the same day, in the same location, before the Meeting from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.