Dale D. Butalla, CIAO-M
President, Illinois Chapter of the IAAO
Dale began his assessment career in 1993 working as a field inspector for Homer Township in Will County and worked his way up to Chief Deputy Assessor in 2003. In 2014, he was recruited to his current position as Commercial Appraiser/Deputy Assessor in the Joliet Township Assessor’s Office. He is currently one of only twenty-nine individuals in the over 60 years of the IPAI to have received the CIAO-Master designation. Dale is a declared IAAO candidate for both the CAE and RES designations. He is an instructor and course developer for the Illinois Property Assessment Institute. Among his several developed courses for the IPAI are the Intro to Assessment in Illinois, Property Valuation, & The Basics of Mass Appraisal all used in the qualifying series required for state certification of assessment officials.
Dale is a member of numerous assessment organizations including the International Association of Assessing Officers and their respective chapters in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin along with the North Central Regional Association of Assessing Officers. He is a past President of Will County Assessor’s Association and only non-township assessor to serve in that capacity in their over 40-year history. Other local state associations he is a member include the Illinois Assessors Association and the Certified Illinois Assessing Officers.