The CIAO Association was founded to help promote and encourage educational training for assessment personnel, to recommend legislation to members of the General Assembly relative to assessment practices, and to provide social functions for members of the association.
Anyone with a CIAO designation is welcome to join. The CIAO Association is made up of assessing officials from all areas of practice, including county officials, township officials, board of review members, and others who hold a CIAO designation. The CIAO Association partners with, but is independent from, the Illinois Property Assessment Institute.
Officers are elected at our annual meeting.
Chairwoman, Chesney M. Leafblad
Warren Township (Lake County) Chief Deputy Assessor
Vice Chairman, Dick Whitfield
Fox Township (Kendall County) Assessor
Treasurer, Jean Kelly
DuPage Township (Will County) Assessor
Secretary, Debra Lane; Meriden
Ophir & Troy Grove MTAD (LaSalle County) Assessor
Member at Large, Sheila Schnepper
Edwards County CCAO
Member at Large, Angie Grossmann-Roewe
St. Clair County Board of Review
Past Chairwoman, Rhonda Novak
Will County CCAO
Advisory Member, Josh Barnett
IPAI Executive Director