This session will acquaint newer Board of Review members with their statutory duties and requirements. Topics covered include:
- Review of the assessment process
- Overview of the Board of review's statutory authority
- Responsibilities of the assessor and township supervisor
- Understanding exemptions, what can be appealed and the documents used to review appeals
- How to listen to, and act on, protests
- What's new this year
MTA Information Specialist
MTA Information Specialist Cindy Davis 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.
Supervisor & Assessor
Barbara VanGelderen has been Manlius Township Supervisor since 1988. She is a Michigan Advanced Assessing Officer (Level 3) and also works as contract Assessor in Manlius Township.
Barbara is an instructor in MTA's Township Governance Academy and frequent MTA presenter. She has taught both the basic and advanced sessions of MTA's Board of Review Training.