Attention Listers, Town Clerks and Treasurers

Each year at, the VALA September Annual Meeting , the Lister of the Year award is presented to the Lister that meets the qualities of Michael P. Cyprian. These qualities are described below.

VALA is asking you to review these qualities and complete a letter of recommendation for a lister that meet the high professional standards of Michael P Cyprian

VALA established the Michael P. Cyprian, Lister of the Year Award in 1991 to honor Listers and Assessors who demonstrate fairness to all, dedication, helpfulness, worked to improve the listing process and pursued better education for the assessment community,

The award is named for Michael P Cyprian who was the ‘Ultimate Lister’. He was active in his town, volunteering his expertise on many committees. He was well trained as a Lister and chose to become a professional appraiser. His integrity, his unquestioned fairness, and his ability to communicate with the townspeople, his sense of humor, and his high level of professionalism marked Michael’s eleven years as a Lister. He was an active VALA member and offered much Lister training.

Please complete your letter of recommendation that outlines your candidate’s professional achievements described in the award.   Send your letter to John Fike, VALA President  at PO Box 76 Reading Vermont 05062 or e-mail to: or

 Last day to accept recommendations Monday, June 15th 2015

Thanks for your support.

John Fike, President, VALA

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