Structure and Governance
Structure and Governance
The Saskatchewan Assessment Appraisers’ Association (SAAA) was legislated under The Assessment Appraisers Act of Saskatchewan in November 2002. The SAAA is a professional association of property assessment professionals and has origins dating back to 1939. The SAAA is an affiliate member of the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) and maintains strong relationships with assessment associations across Canada.
To be the trusted source for all matters of assessment practice in Saskatchewan and recognized as a leader in assessment excellence and professionalism.
To earn the public’s trust through accountability for our actions and the continuous pursuit of assessment excellence.
The SAAA is a not-for-profit professional association run by its member volunteers and governed by a Council that is elected by the members.
The Saskatchewan Assessment Appraisers’ Association protects the public interest by:
· Regulating and improving the practices of assessment professionals in Saskatchewan;
· Providing and encouraging professional development for our members; and
· Promoting the highest forms of ethical conduct and professional practice.
The Education Committee maintains an education program, administers the accreditation program and professional designations, and maintains a recertification program (Continuing Professional Development Program).
Legislation and Bylaws Committee
The Legislation and Bylaws Committee is tasked with monitoring federal, provincial and municipal legislation affecting mass assessment appraisers, reviewing the Assessment Appraisers Act, and bylaws of the Association and to make recommendations to Council.
Professional Conduct Committee
The Professional Conduct Committee reviews and investigates complaints alleging that a member is guilty of professional misconduct or professional incompetence.
The Discipline Committee hears a formal complaint, as referred from the Professional Conduct Committee, and determines whether or not the member is guilty of professional misconduct or professional incompetence.
On an annual basis, this committee administers the SAAA Annual Conference. The work involved is varied and challenging as this committee is responsible, in conjunction with the Executive Director, for all facets of a successful conference including program definition, speaker selection, sponsor contributions and marketing.
Marketing and Public Relations Committee
The Marketing and Public Relations Committee is established to raise awareness of the Association, the professional designations, and the assessment profession.