Board of Review - Advanced

Recorded On: 01/25/2021

This training identifies potential pitfalls and trouble-spots anticipated in 2021, including critical insights from Michigan master assessing officers. Explore loss of value adjustments to the market value due to recent unforeseen natural disasters and other market impacts. Review the Audit of Minimum Assessing Requirements, and learn why the Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal data standards are important to providing equitable value across the state. Appropriate for assessors as well as experienced BoR members and supervisors. Not sure if you're ready for the advanced class? Start with your Basics and Beyond Basics classes to get started on the right foot!

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Cindy Dodge

MTA Member Information Liaison

Michigan Townships Association

MTA Member Information Liaison Cindy Dodge joined MTA in 2006 from Williamstown Township in Ingham County where she served as Clerk since 2005. She has been involved with the township since 2003 as assistant to the supervisor, planning commissioner, and assistant to the planning commission. She is currently a Michigan Certified Assessing Officer. Via phone, fax and e-mail, Cindy provides township officials and employees with information and resources regarding the day-to-day functions of township government. She is also the Association liaison for MTA county chapters, develops MIS Department resource materials, and presents workshop and Conference sessions as well as teaching live and recorded webinar courses.

Shila Kiander, MAAO

Director, Mecosta County Equalization Department.

Shila Kiander is a Michigan Advanced Assessing Officer with more than 20 years’ experience in the assessment administration field. She’s served as the Equalization Director for Mecosta County since 2007, and before that was the assessor for three units in northern Kent County. She also teaches assessor continuing education courses around the state, including the advanced Board of Review sessions and other courses for MTA.

Debby Ring


Laurie Spencer

MMAO, Leelanau County Equalization Director

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