Applications are now being accepted for new members of the Central Alberta Regional Assessment Review Board (RARB). This board is responsible for issuing decisions on complaints related to property assessments across Central Alberta.
More than 30 Central Alberta municipalities are a part of the Central Alberta Regional Assessment Review Board. The board is an impartial, independent body comprised of citizen members that hear and issue evidence-based decisions on formal complaints from property owners who disagree with the assessed values of their property within the partner municipalities.
“Our board members draw from a diverse group of Central Alberta residents – from retired assessors to lawyers. There is no formal training required to apply, just a keen interest in property assessment,” said Michelle Baer, Designated Officer. “The regional board is instrumental in ensuring partner municipalities have access to qualified, experienced and unbiased board members.”
A committee of partner municipalities selects board members. Once selected, they will receive mandatory training provided through Municipal Affairs and will receive remuneration for their responsibilities and time spent serving on the board.
Preference will be given to those with expertise on quasi-judicial boards or those with an assessment, legal or valuation background. Equally important is the ability to draft professional documents. Interested candidates should be available during the day for training and hearings.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings are currently being held online. Applicants should also have a strong understanding of technology, specifically online meeting platforms and MS Office Suite (or equivalent). They should also have the ability to organize and absorb large amounts of information, then analyze and weigh evidence.
To apply, go to www.reddeer.ca/rarb and complete the application. The deadline to apply is November 19, 2021.
For more information, contact:
The City of Red Deer