PICKERING, September 14, 2015 – The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) is pleased to announce that Carla Nell will assume the role of Vice-President, Municipal and Stakeholder Relations.
Effective October 19, 2015, Ms. Nell will lead MPAC’s new Municipal and Stakeholder Relations department with a focus on strengthening relationships through proactive outreach and collaboration as MPAC begins to deliver on the 2016 Assessment Update.
“With more than 24 years of experience working in the municipal sector, Ms. Nell brings a unique blend of experience in municipal finance, taxation and assessment matters,” said Antoni Wisniowski, MPAC President and Chief Administrative Officer. “I am pleased to welcome Ms. Nell to MPAC and confident that she will play a key role in the successful delivery of the 2016 Assessment Update to our municipal, government and business stakeholders.”
In Ms. Nell’s most recent role as President of the Municipal Tax Advisory Group, she led a team that provided services to a number of organizations across the public sector related to all aspects of municipal finance. These areas included assessment base management and analysis, budget development services, impact studies, tax policy analysis and advice, implementation and administration of property tax and related protection measures, education and training.
Regarded as an expert representative in assessment and tax appeals and stakeholder relations in the municipal finance and property tax communities, Ms. Nell is a regular contributor to various publications and periodicals serving practitioners in these industries and has spoken at numerous conferences and workshops. She is also an Associate of the Institute of Municipal Assessors, has been awarded the Professional Land Economist designation and is closely aligned with numerous professional associations serving both the public and private sectors. Ms. Nell is also a paralegal licensed by the Law Society of Upper Canada.
“I am delighted by this opportunity to lend my expertise to help deliver on MPAC’s strategic plan to strengthen stakeholder and municipal relationships,” said Ms. Nell. “I look forward to working with the Municipal and Stakeholder Relations team as we work to deliver the 2016 province-wide Assessment Update.”
MPAC is a not-for-profit corporation funded by all Ontario municipalities. MPAC is responsible for administering a uniform, province-wide property assessment system based on current values. In the fall of 2012, MPAC mailed a Property Assessment Notice to every property owner in the province – assessing nearly five million properties with a total value of $2.2 trillion, adding approximately $27.3 billion in new assessment growth to municipal rolls in Ontario. The next province-wide Assessment Update will take place in 2016.
MPAC provides a range of services, including the preparation of annual assessment rolls for use by municipalities and the Province of Ontario to calculate property taxes and education taxes.
Cathy Ranieri Sweenie
Director, Public Affairs