President's Message

It is with a heavy heart that I resign the position of President of the Vermont Assessors and Listers Association.  I will also be resigning my position as VT NRAAO and IAAO Representative as of February 1st, 2020.

I have taken a position with Iron County Assessors office in Parowan Utah beginning in February. This will allow my husband  and I to be closer to our family.

I have appreciated my time to be able to serve the organization.  I have tried to promote and elevate the standing of the assessment profession within the state of Vermont and in the region as well as the VT Representative in IAAO for the past 4 years.

Education has been a major focus of mine since becoming a Lister in 1996.  It is part of what lead me to work at PVR.  There, I had the opportunity to create a program that truly helps others to become the best of what we do. Then to come to VALA and help stabilize funding for the program as well as for the future of VALA.

With the infusion of funds from expanding the Annual Conference and new education revenues we were able to improve our website and are adding an online payment component this year. There have been so many experiences and wonderful work done by, what I feel has been, an amazing team of people this year!

I feel truly humbled to have been one of the many instruments in all of this.  Thank you to the best team ever!! 7

I have met so many wonderful people.  People who have been willing to share their ideas, experiences and help me grow in this profession.  Thank YOU!

Happy Trails,

Michelle W. Wilson

President, VALA


Our Mission and Vision

VALA Mission Statement
Vermont Assessors and Listers Association’s mission is to advocate for the
recognition of Listers and Assessors as qualified property valuation authorities
throughout Vermont.

VALA Vision Statement
Vermont Assessors and Listers Association’s vision is to continue the advancement
of fair and equitable property assessment standards through continuing education
and member support for all property valuation professionals, in conjunction with
advocating for fair and equitable taxation practices as it relates to property

Dates to Remember

Feb 13

VLCT Local Government Day

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