Northern California Assessors' Association 

Regional Conference 2022

Collaboration in a Changing Environment

The NCAA Regional Conference is taking place August
2-4, 2022, at the Lake Tahoe Resort in beautiful South Lake Tahoe. 

The goal of the Regional Conference is to provide new and returning attendees alike with the tools necessary to improve our effectiveness, sharpen organizational intelligence, and collaboratively provide uniform assessment practices statewide.

CLICK HERE for the Conference Program-at-a-Glance.




Assessor Staff


RSVP required
No fee for guests: come enjoy South Lake Tahoe!


Interested in exhibiting? Send an email to:

Accommodations at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

Hotel Accomodations

Right at the base of Heavenly Mountain Resort on the California/Nevada border, Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel is South Lake Tahoe’s only all-suite lodging option. Walking distance from world-class gaming, dining, ice-skating, golfing, shopping, hiking, biking, entertainment, and lake activities.

The discounted room block is closed.

Reserve your hotel room with Lake Tahoe Resort, by

calling 530-544-5400 or email

South Lake Tahoe Summer Activities

South Lake Tahoe has countless summer activities!

  • Boat Rides
  • Summer sports 
  • Bike Riding
  • Hiking
  • Beaches
  • And more!
Click here to visit Lake Tahoe South for a
list of all activities and events!

It's Heavenly!

Enjoy Yourself Out There!

As this year’s NCAA Regional Conference goes full swing with the Golf Tournament on August 1st, attendees and their guests will have the options to make their rounds throughout South Lake Tahoe with a light and breezy hike at Van Sickle Bi-State Park or Heavenly Gondola Ride.


Goodie Bags with a light snack will be provided, as well as meal recommendations for those who prefer to enjoy a meal on their own before conference registration opens.

Questions? Email

Keynote Speakers

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Jerry Balisteri, MS, MEd, DTE

Jerry Balistreri is a professional educator, administrator, trainer and author.  His training on how to read body language leaves participants wanting more and creates a memorable experience.  Jerry gets the participants involved with fun learning experiences that leave them with concrete knowledge of how to read body language and what the "tells" mean. 

Lunch & Keynote Speaker

Tuesday, August 2, 12:00PM - 1:15PM

Topic: Reading the Tells: Learning How to Read Body Language

This powerful training seminar offers practical techniques, tools, and strategies for understanding and using non-verbal communication for the highest impact and effectiveness.  Become a highly respected, highly influential, and highly successful communicator!  Whether you are a counselor, manager, supervisor, sales rep, attorney, or HR professional, the degree of career success you enjoy is virtually dictated by your skills in communicating with others on the job.

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Ulises Castellon, CPCU RPA

Ulises Castellon, CPCU RPA, has worked as a claims professional for over thirty five years. In 1996, he associated with Fire Cause Analysis, a premier forensic investigation and engineering firm, and is currently Chief Executive Officer. He is also the principal of a consulting business, Claims Analysis.

General Session

Tuesday, August 2, 1:45PM - 3:00PM

Topic: Earth, Wind and Fire! An Overview of Wildland Fire Issues

Through use of visually compelling fire cases that illustrate effective wildland forensic fire investigation, this workshop will help you understand the fundamentals of wildland fire causes and spread, while developing thoughtful understanding among claims professionals sharing helpful tools and perspective to cost-effectively utilize experts in the context of investigating wildfire claims for Auto, Homeowners, Commercial and SIU professionals.

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Dave Daley

Dave Daley is a fifth-generation commercial cattle producer from Butte County, running the family ranch near Oroville alongside his son Kyle. Daley is also a leader in California's beef industry, holding leadership positions on the local, state, and national levels. 

General Session

Tuesday, August 2, 11:00AM - 12:00PM

Topic: Bridging the Divide: Finding Common Ground for Real Solutions

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Jack Rice

Jack Rice founded Western Resource Strategies, LLC in 2019 with the mission to advocate for, and enhance the California cattle community by addressing challenges and opportunities that have the greatest impact, with consideration for the needs of each industry segment.

General Session

Tuesday, August 2, 9:30AM - 10:30AM

Topic: Water Issues in the State of California

The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), drought, curtailments, and ongoing water wars are all reshaping agriculture in California.  As these forces reshape water supply availability and reliability, land uses and land values are being transformed.  In this session we will discuss these policies and conditions and explore how they may shape the future landscape of California. 


Can I send in my golf registration with my conference registration?

The golf tournament is held separately from NCAA Regional Conference. Please send golf registration forms and payments to:

Jim Rooney, Amador County Assessor

810 Court Street

Jackson, CA 95642

If you have any questions regarding the golf tournament, please call (209) 223-6351 or email

I can no longer attend the conference. Can I get a refund?

Refund requests will be honored (minus $100) through Friday, July 15, 2022. After this date, refunds will not be issued. However, substitutes are welcome to attend in your place. Please send substitution information to

Refunds will not be processed until after the conference.