Starting Monday, October 31, 2022, The City of Red Deer will be accepting applications for the Central Alberta Regional Assessment Review Board (RARB). This board is responsible for issuing decisions on complaints related to property assessments across more than 30 central Alberta municipalities.
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 Jackie Kurylo, LAS Appeals Coordinator. “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.
Most hearings are held online, so applicants should also have a strong understanding of technology; specifically, online meeting platforms and MS Office Suite (or equivalent). They should also be able 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 18, 2022.
For more information on the Central Alberta Regional Assessment Review Board including a list of partner municipalities, visit www.reddeer.ca/rarb or email RegionalARB@reddeer.ca.
For more information, contact:
The City of Red Deer