Saturday, March 17, 2018

Plan now for our Spring, 2018 Conference 

The Indiana State Board of Accounts' state-called conference with the Indiana Auditors Association is fast approaching. Our spring conference will be held May 22-25 at the Hilton Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Center.

Registrations are due May 6. For the registration forms, click on the following links:

You may email or fax your registration form to Porter County Auditor Vicki Urbanik, Association Treasurer, at the following:

Fax: 219-465-3806

Mail your checks, payable to the Indiana County Auditors' Association, to:

Vicki Urbanik, Porter County Auditor
155 Indiana Ave., Suite 204
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Please note that the special room rate will be available through April 21. See the registration form for hotel information.

The Tuesday educational session will be an Association of Indiana Counties course.

Additional conference information will be posted as soon as it is available.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Regional Meetings Planned

Mark Your Calendars: The Indiana Auditor’s Association is planning the following regional meetings in July.

July 18: North district meeting. Location and topic to be announced.
July 19: South district meeting. Location and topic to be announced.

We will post the registration forms and more information once details are worked out. Check back on this site and check your emails for updates!

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.