MPAC’s Chief Assessor Transitions to Strategic Advisory Role

PICKERING, Ontario, November 28, 2014 – The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation’s (MPAC) Chief Assessor, Larry Hummel, (B.A., M.I.M.A. FRICS) will move into a strategic advisory role for the organization starting in 2015.

With over 40 years of valuation and assessment experience, Mr. Hummel assumed the role of Chief Assessor in 2012; an inaugural role for the organization to provide direction and oversight to MPAC’s valuation practice. Beginning in 2015, Mr. Hummel will provide strategic counsel to the organization as it moves towards achieving the outcomes in its 2013-2016 Strategic Plan in support of property assessment excellence.

“Larry brings exceptional leadership, knowledge and expertise to the organization, and we are thrilled he will continue working with MPAC to provide guidance and counsel on valuation matters and the future direction of assessment services in Ontario,” said Antoni Wisniowski, MPAC President and Chief Administrative Officer. “We are also pleased he will help guide his successor into the role of Chief Assessor as MPAC prepares to deliver its next province-wide Assessment Update in 2016.”

During his tenure in assessment, Mr. Hummel has provided strategic direction and has shared his assessment expertise of valuation practices not only in Canada but around the world. Mr. Hummel is the immediate Past President of the Institute of Municipal Assessors (IMA) and an internationally recognized assessment professional and accredited Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. He recently hosted international delegates at the 2014 Commonwealth Heads of Valuation Agencies (CHOVA) Conference in Toronto, where assessment leaders had the opportunity to share industry best practices and discuss trends in the field of property assessment and taxation.

“I am grateful to have spent 42 years with MPAC, the last two in the role of Chief Assessor,” said Mr. Hummel. “I look forward to this transition and working alongside MPAC’s assessment professionals to execute on MPAC’s Strategic Plan and ultimately, the organization's goal of public sector transformation.”

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About Larry Hummel

As MPAC’s Chief Assessor, Larry Hummel (B.A., M.I.M.A. FRICS) is responsible for the valuation of close to five million properties in Ontario.

A University of Toronto graduate, accredited Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) and immediate Past President of the Institute of Municipal Assessors (IMA), Larry is an internationally

recognized assessment professional with extensive experience in operations and strategic development at the executive level. He has a diploma in Urban Affairs and Real Estate from Fanshawe College and has completed the University of British Columbia’s Certificate Program in Real Property Assessment.

About MPAC

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.

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