On Tuesday, August 25th, the Idaho Association of County Assessors met virtually for their 2020 business meeting. Members of the association representing more than half the counties were present. Seth Grigg, Kristin Cundiff, Sara Westbrook, Kelli Brassfield, and Mindy Linn from IAC were also in attendance. IACA President Jenny Rosin presided over the meeting.
IAC’s Executive Director, Seth Grigg, gave the group an update on the special legislative session called by Governor Little. The House and Senate Joint State Affairs Committee recommended that the governor call a special session to address liability concerns for school districts, businesses, and local government entities. The legislators are also discussing the 2020 General Election in November and how to deal with an election during a pandemic.
Justin Baldwin gave the group an update on the Property Tax and Revenue Expenditures committee meeting that was held last week. The group discussed the meeting and what to expect at future meetings.
Dwight Davis, chair of the nominating committee, gave his nominating committee report suggesting that the current IACA officers keep their current positions for another year. Dwight Davis, Cassia County, moved to keep the current officers in place for one year, and Jerry White, Shoshone County, seconded. The motion passed unanimously. The officers for 2020-2021 are: Jenny Rosin (Lemhi County) as President, Aaron Cook (Caribou County) as Vice President, Jacquel Bruno (Custer County) as Secretary, Stacy Dreyer (Adams County) as Treasurer, Justin Baldwin (Gooding County) as Historian, and Dwight Davis (Cassia County) as Past President.
Linda Jones, chair of the Motor Vehicles/Parks & Recreation Committee, gave a brief update on motor vehicle registrations and the possibility of ITD moving registrations online, mail-in, or over the phone. The group agreed to survey all county assessors on the subject and to schedule a Zoom meeting with ITD to continue the discussion. The group had further discussions about the homeowner’s exemption form, taxing districts, and registering for the virtual IAC Annual meeting.