Many stakeholders are not fully acquainted with the uniquely positive outcomes of the ad valorem tax system from which tax payers, local and senior government benefit.
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The aim of this in person workshop is to satisfy the need for greater depth of understanding of the real strengths and benefits that distinguish property tax from other forms of taxation. It will provide foundational knowledge about ad valorem fundamentals in three parts.
This portion will explore the history of Ad Valorem assessment and taxation that has evolved into the highly respected and beneficial systems in place in Canada today.
This portion will explore principles, challenges and issues pertaining to development of property taxation policies at senior and local government levels in Canada today.
This portion will explore basic premises of design and practice of assessment valuation and property taxation functioning in Canada today.
Assessment staff, stakeholders and customers, local government staff and elected officials, provincial staff and elected officials, parties related to the governance of assessment and taxation organizations and parties involved in designing taxation regulatory framework.
By the end of this course, you will:
David has recently retired as President and CEO of BC Assessment after 40 years in the assessment business. Starting as a temporary appraiser, serving as the Assessor for the Greater Vancouver Area and more recently as the Vice President responsible for all properties in BC, he has broad experience in assessment.
David is an Accredited Appraiser (MCI) with the Appraisal Institute of Canada and holds a professional designation (RIBC) with the Real Estate Institute of BC. He has served on the Boards of a variety of business related and professional organizations and is Past President of the Appraisal Institute of Canada. He has served as a guest lecturer at the BC Institute of Technology, the Chair of the Valuers Global Forum in Washington, DC and was an active participant in the development of the UBC distance learning degree for appraisers.
In October 2015, Ms. Nell joined MPAC as Vice-President to lead MPAC's newly aligned Municipal and Stakeholder Relations department.
She has more than 27 years of experience working in both the private and public sectors and brings a unique blend of experience in municipal finance, taxation and assessment matters. Throughout her career she has worked with and provided policy support and advice to municipalities, school boards and provincial governments. Regarded as an expert representative in assessment, taxation and stakeholder relations in the municipal finance and property tax communities, she is a regular contributor to various industry publications and has spoken extensively at numerous conferences and workshops. Carla is the author of the AMCTO's (Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario) Assessment and Tax Manual and the monograph published by the Municipal Finance Officers' Association (MFOA) titled Serving to Your Potential: Enhancing Strategic Influence in the Treasurer's Office.
Carla completed her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Ottawa and Masters of Arts Degree from The University of Western Ontario. In addition, she is as an Associate of the Institute of Municipal Assessors (AIMA), has been awarded the Professional Land Economist (PLE) designation by the Association of Ontario Land Economists, and is closely aligned with numerous professional associations serving both the public and private sectors. Carla is a paralegal licensed by the Law Society of Ontario, and has taught in the Faculty of Business at Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology in both the Public Administration and Real Property Administration programs.