Thursday, February 1, 2018

AIC Legislative Conference, 2018

The Indiana Auditors' Association held our annual affiliate meeting on Jan. 31 at the 2018 AIC Legislative Conference.

During our meeting, DLGF Deputy Commissioner Matthew Parkinson and Local Government Division Director Bob Reynolds of the State Auditor's Office gave an overview of the upcoming abstract and the transition to the Gateway abstract. County Auditors are urged to upload abstract data this year onto Gateway in preparation for a full roll-out of the Gateway abstract in 2019.

Also at our meeting, Legislative Committee Chair Dan Bastin and Association lobbyist Mark Palmer gave an overview of several bills pending in the Indiana Legislature.

Below are some scenes from our affiliate meeting and the AIC Legislative Conference.

At the Indiana Auditors' Association affiliate meeting, county auditors heard an update on the Gateway abstract as well as an overview on pending legislation that affects our offices.

DLGF Deputy Commissioner Matt Parkinson speaks on Gateway abstract.
Morgan County Auditor Dan Bastin, chair of the Legislative Committee, and attorney Mark Palmer (shown) discuss pending legislation affecting tax sales, auditor training, redevelopment commissions, and other issues.

Auditor's Association Vice-President Patty Ball and Auditor of State Tera Klutz.

Gov. Holcomb addresses the AIC attendees.

Auditor of State Tera Klutz addresses the AIC attendees.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Letter from the President Pauline Graff

Dear County Auditors:

Happy New Year!  I can’t believe it is 2018 already.  Going through the Auditor Directory, I have counted 21 Auditors who will end their second term this year.  That is 168 years of experience leaving office on December 31st.  I am sure for all of the 21, including myself, this year is going to be bittersweet.  I feel so fortunate that I was able to have this opportunity to serve the taxpayers of my county. 

Then there are 34 Auditors who are finishing their first term in office.  I hope that the experience and knowledge they have gained will lead them to run for their 2nd term.  We also have eight Auditors who were caucused in to finish a term of the former Auditor, and trust they too, will continue serving their counties.

This year is a short session for our Legislators, so we do not feel there will be a lot of bills affecting our office this year.

We are looking forward to our two conferences this year, the Spring conference in May at the Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne and the Fall conference at the Belterra Resort, Florence.  We are also working on having a north and south district meeting.

Our dues letter will be forthcoming.  Please make sure that these are paid as soon as possible.   Our Association Treasurer this year is Vicki Urbanik, Porter County Auditor.  Make sure you are directing your payments for dues and conferences to her this year! 

As always, if you have any questions, please contact your board members or District Vice President.  We are here to help!

Best always,

Pauline E. Graff
President Indiana County Auditor’s Assoc.