Become an IPAI Partner Today! 

The Illinois Property Assessment Institute partners with companies and organizations to provide our students with additional knowledge about future business and industry partners.  Through partnerships, the IPAI hopes to allow companies and organizations the opportunity to join in the IPAI mission to improve the standards and professional experiences for assessment officials. 

Corporate Partners

Bruce Harris & Associates, Inc. is a professional GIS company specializing in Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping and product development. Our company provides GIS solutions to local government agencies throughout the United States. Our services and solutions include appraisal support applications, parcel maps and mapping, digital aerial photography, ArcGIS for Local Government implementations and solutions, GIS consulting as well as GIS data creation and conversion services. For more information visit

Offering One Integrated Solution to Optimize Workflow! You can trust that our innovative government solutions will give you the edge you have been looking for. Our integrated offerings include: CAMA, Property Tax Administration, Billing & Collection, Document Recording with Imaging, Building Permitting and Zoning and GIS Integration. Several of our developers are former government officials who can identify with your needs and provide a solution to simplify your day to day functions. DEVNET Edge: Helping clients achieve their goals by providing modern technology at a reasonable cost. Visit their website at for more information. 


Thompson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Serving accounting, tax and corporate finance professionals, the Tax & Accounting business of Thompson Reuters (formally Thompson Tax & Accounting) is the leading provider of technology, information and integrated tax solutions. ONESOURCE™ Property Tax from Thompson Reuters includes consulting, software, and compliance solutions for commercial real estate, complex property, and personal property. Visit their website at for more information. 



Tyler Technologies (NYSE: TYL) is a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions and services. Meet your unique assessment, valuation, tax collection and tax administra-tion challenges with our industry leading CAMA and tax billing and collection software, mass appraisal services, appraisal verification and mobile technology solutions that have been empowering jurisdictions for decades. Eliminate manual processes, enhance public services, increase efficiencies and save money by partnering with Tyler for all of your appraisal and tax needs. For more information visit


The Sidwell Company, the leading developer of GIS and professional mapping services, has been providing comprehensive mapping and land record information systems to local government for 80 years. The company has been at the forefront of GIS technology since 1982, and offers GIS design and implementation; cadastral data conversion and development; Parcel Builder™, the premier software solution for mapping and land records management; photogrammetric services; project management; training and technical support services; and web hosting for GIS data. Sidwell is an employee-owned firm, and is an ESRI Business Partner, developer and reseller. Visit their website at for more information. 

 Since 1968, Vanguard Appraisals has been at the forefront of the mass appraisal industry. Our staff includes specialist in data collection, appraisal review, pricing, mass appraisal project management, court preparation and testimony, data entry, software engineering, support and training. Our flagship CAMAvision product has been developed by and for assessors. For more information visit


Cirone Computer Consulting, Inc. has been in business for over 25 years and is located in Elgin, Illinois. We have over 160 townships, cities, and counties in 5 different states using our Visual PAMSPro software products. We pride ourselves on providing highly professional products and services with an emphasis on customer relationships. Typically when you buy an appraisal product, you are buy-ing into a pre-defined methodology. With Visual PAMSProTM, you are buying a tool to let you maximize the current methodologies and processes you already have in place. Visual PAMSPROTM includes: Visual PAMSPro Professional EditionTM, Enterprise EditionTM, PAMSDraw, PAMSViewTM PAMSPortableTM, & PAMSBackupTM. Visit their website at for more information.       

Education Partners


Certified Illinois Assessing Officer’s Association

The Certified Illinois Assessing Officer’s Association is open to all individuals who hold a CIAO designation. The objective of the association shall be to help promote and encourage more and better educational training for assessing personnel: to recommend to members of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois needed legislation relative to assessment practices beneficial to all Certified Illinois Assessing Officials; and to provide social functions for members of the Association.

Illinois Assessor’s Association

The purpose of IAA, a division of the Township Officials of Illinois, is to provide a medium through which members may: 1) Promote and protect the combined interests of all Illinois assessors. 2) Disseminate information of interest and concern to all members. 3) Encourage uniformity of administration and assessment and increase cooperation among Illinois assessors. 4) Inform the public, the Illinois legislature, and other governmental bodies of the advantages and benefits derived from well-funded standard assessment practices. 5) Coordinate and cooperate with Township Officials of Illinois (TOI) and other organizations for the purpose of strengthening township government in the state of Illinois.


County Assessment Officer’s Association

The objectives of the Association shall be to improve the standards of assessment practices throughout the State; to provide a clearing device for the collection and distribution of useful information relative to assessment practices; to educate the taxpaying public on the true nature and importance of the work performed by assessing officers; to recommend to members of the General Assembly of the State of Illinois needed legislation relative to assessment practices; to cooperate with public and private agencies interested in assessment practices; and in every proper way to promote justice and equity in the distribution of the tax burden.