The Central Alberta Regional Assessment Review Board is looking for applications from new members. The deadline to apply is Nov. 19. (File photo by Advocate staff)

The Central Alberta Regional Assessment Review Board is looking for applications from new members. The deadline to apply is Nov. 19. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Regional Assessment Review Board looking for new members

The city of Red Deer is now accepting applications for new members to join the Central Alberta Regional Assessment Review Board (RARB).

The board, made up of 30 Central Alberta municipalities 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 in a press release.

“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. They will then 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.

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.

Interested candidates should also be available during the day for training and hearings.

To apply, go to www.reddeer.ca/rarb and complete the application. The deadline to apply is Nov. 19.