Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Spring 2019 Conference Approaching

Mark your calendars: Our spring, 2019 conference will be held May 21-24 at the French Lick Resort in French Lick, Ind. Registration is now open!

For a registration form for County Auditors, click here: Auditor Spring Conference Registration

For a registration form for vendors, click here: Vendor Spring Conference Registration

The registration forms to county auditors were sent by email on March 15.

When filling out your registration form, please list the names of everyone who will be in attendance, along with the sessions they will attend (example: breakfast, session/lunch, evening event). This is important for our meal counts.

Please note that the registration deadline is April 26. The cutoff for the hotel room block with the discounted rate is also April 26.

We ask that all county auditors and staff members wear their identification badge at conference. If you need to place a badge order, please make sure to do so by April 12 so that there will be time for us to submit the orders. See the badge order form at the right.

The Tuesday afternoon session will be an AIC education session. To attend this session, please register with the AIC. We will post more information as it becomes available.

The State Board of Accounts-called conference will get underway on Wednesday, wrapping up with the Q & A session on Friday, followed by the Indiana County Auditors' Association business meeting.

Some other highlights of the spring conference:

  • Registration check-in for auditors and vendors will open at noon, Tuesday, May 21.
  • Vendor booth set-up opens at noon, May 21, with take-down on Thursday, May 23.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday night will be vendor nights.
  • The Thursday night entertainment will be a Gatsby Dinner Event. Attendees are asked to dress in 1920s attire. Prizes will be awarded for the best costume. Featured speaker will be Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch!

Auditors and vendors: Please remit your registrations and payment to ICAA Treasurer Jennifer Flater, Clay County Auditor, 609 E. National Ave., Room 105, Brazil, IN 47834

Also -- We plan to have our updated 2019-2020 Directory available for distribution at our spring conference! Auditors who have not yet returned their questionnaire or their headshot photo need to do so no later than Friday, March 22. Email ICAA Vice-President Vicki Urbanik at vurbanik@porterco.org.

Vendors who wish to take out an ad in our directory have an extended deadline of Wednesday, March 27 to sign up and submit an ad. Email vurbanik@porterco.org for more information.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Indiana County Auditors attend AIC Legislative Conference

County auditors from throughout Indiana were among approximately 300 county officials who attended the Association of Indiana Counties' 2019 County Legislative Conference held in Indianapolis Feb. 5-6.

During the conference, county officials met with legislators to discuss local government issues and also attended AIC sessions that focused on legislative proposals that would have an impact on county government. The Indiana County Auditors' Association were among the AIC affiliate groups to host a break-out session, giving county auditors the opportunity to hear  legislative updates from the Association's Legislative Committee as well as from our legislative lobbyist, Mark Palmer.

During the break-out session, Indiana County Auditors' Association President Patty Ball thanked the legislative committee for all their hard work keeping track of the pending bills that affect county auditors. She also urged county auditors to contact their local state legislators to give their input on legislative matters.

The Auditors' Association is following a number of bills, including: H.B. 1436, which includes a variety of proposals that the Auditors' Association supports, including a requirement that homestead deductions are on single parcels, in turn encouraging parcel combinations and eliminating inefficiencies in the current process; H.B. 1010, which addresses changes to the Over-65 deduction and credit; H.B. 1033, which proposes changes to the LIT legislation; and H.B. 1025, which would double the state subsidy for county highway engineers.

State leaders who spoke at the conference included Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, Auditor of State Tera Klutz, Secretary of State Connie Lawson, State Representative Phil GiaQuinta and State Senator Mark Messmer. Workshop topics included broadband infrastructure and marijuana legalization.

Below are some scenes from the AIC Legislative Conference and our Auditors' Association break-out session.

From left to right: ICAA vice-president Vicki Urbanik of Porter County, ICAA president Patty Ball of Daviess County, Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, ICAA treasurer Jennifer Flater of Clay County, and ICAA secretary Debbie Stevens of Warrick County.

Auditors' Association affiliate break-out session

Mark Palmer, legislative lobbyist for the Auditors' Association, addresses legislative proposals.

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch speaks to the AIC conference attendees.

Auditors' Association breakout session.
Nick Jordan, Allen County Auditor and Auditors' Association Legislative Committee Co-Chair, addresses legislative priorities for county auditors.

Auditors' Association break-out session.