The classifications of membership include:
Regular membership shall be available to all persons in good standing currently holding the Certified Maine Assessor (hereafter also CMA) or Certified Assessment Technician (hereafter also CAT) certification as conveyed by the State Tax Assessor. Members shall be persons engaged in or retired from assessment administration in Maine.
Associate Membership shall be available to persons engaged in or retired from assessment administration not holding a CMA or CAT certification; any person holding in good standing a national designation that recognizes expertise in real and personal property valuation or others whose duties are directly related to real and personal property valuation assessments.
Municipal Membership shall be available to any Municipality, Member of a Board of Assessors and local Board of Assessment Review.
County Membership shall be available to any County Commissioner or Board of Assessment Review.
State Membership shall be available to any employee of the State of Maine Revenue Services Property Tax Division or a State Board of Assessment Review member.
Student Membership shall be available to any person enrolled in a recognized educational institution.
Honorary Lifetime Membership
Honorary Lifetime Membership may be conferred upon any person or organization that has rendered outstanding service to the cause of assessing administration, has served the MAAO with distinguished service or has made contributions to the assessment profession of an exemplary nature. Nominations for this honor may be made by any MAAO member to the President of MAAO. The MAAO Board by majority vote may grant Honorary Membership. The President shall make known the conveyance of such membership at the next annual meeting.
Subscribing membership shall be available to any persons or to any organization interested in the administration of assessment and taxation.
We hope that you will utilize this site as an educational resource, a calendar of MAAO events, and a forum for items of interest to the community of Maine assessing professionals.
Benefits of Membership
The MAAO Listserv is a communications medium that will enable any MAAO member to send a message to all those members who have subscribed. Share questions, comments, and information with the members subscribed to this list. The listserv is open to all MAAO members.
How to Subscribe: Contact the Maine Municipal Association at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please put “MAAO Listserv” in the subject line of your email.
Meets & Bounds
The MAAO Quarterly Newsletter, is an informative resource that is mailed to all of our members and can be accessed on our website. Post employment opportunities, find out information on the latest training workshops and conferences or just keep up on the latest news of the Profession.
MRS Property Tax Division Membership
MRS Property Tax Division Membership shall be available to the Maine Revenue Services Property Tax Division employees wishing to be M.A.A.O. members.
The MAAO is pleased to annually offer full or partial scholarships to both the Maine Revenue Service Tax School, traditionally held in the first week of August, and the MAAO Fall Seminar, traditionally held in September. These scholarships are awarded based on need to MAAO members and applications are available on the MAAO website.
The MAAO hosts a Fall Conference annually, traditionally in September. Our Association supports learning opportunities for our peers and the Fall Conference is the ideal place to attend training workshops and get credits toward becoming a certified assessor and maintaining this status. The Fall Conference is typically a 3-day event, with the opportunity to attend all or part of the conference to experience some high-caliber training, network with peers, learn about the latest events in the profession, and visit with vendors who will be displaying the latest technology and products. We encourage members and non-members to attend this important annual event.
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