Brian Tinjum, MAI – Chair
(218) 847-3885

The duties of the Chapter Bylaws Committee shall be to maintain the Chapter Bylaws and make recommendations regarding the national Bylaws and Regulations.

Tim Klein, MAI – Co-Chair
(612) 349-9275

Jake Scheeler, MAI – Co-Chair
(320) 492-7487

The duties of the Chapter Candidate Guidance Committee shall be to:

  1. facilitate networking among Advisors to Candidates; and
  2. arrange special programs and events for Candidates belonging to the Chapter to encourage and help them in their efforts to become Appraisal Institute Designated Members; and
  3. perform such other duties as may be assigned by the national Board of Directors and the Chapter.

Brett Hall, MAI, SRA – Chair
(612) 386-6214

The duties of the Chapter Education Committee(s) shall be to formulate and submit to the Chapter Board of Directors a general program for educational activities at the Chapter level for the year and to take all steps necessary to prepare and conduct Chapter educational programs. The Chapter must offer Appraisal Institute approved educational programs totaling at least ten (10) hours during each calendar year, unless the Chapter opts out of providing education.

Scott Neu, MAI – Chair
(612) 215-7368

The Chapter Finance Committee shall prepare a proposed budget for the succeeding operating year and shall deliver in writing its recommendations concerning proposed changes in the Chapter budget for the current year to the Chapter Board of Directors for approval. The Chapter Treasurer shall deliver in writing a copy of the approved budget to the Chief Executive Officer, or staff designated by the CEO, of the Appraisal Institute no later than January 31 of each year. The Chapter Finance Committee must periodically review the general financial condition of the Chapter and submit reports concerning such condition to the Chapter Board of Directors.

Byron Miller, SRA, AI-RRS – Chair
(612) 203-1647

The duties of the Chapter Government Relations Committee shall be to promote the Appraisal Institute’s policies and programs regarding legislation and regulations, which are of interest and importance to appraisers.

Jake Scheeler, MAI – Chair
(320) 492-7487

Josh Folland, MAI – Chair
(651) 370-1468

Each year the Chapter Nominating Committee shall prepare a slate consisting of at least one (1) nominee for each of the following positions, as necessary and subject to the expiration of terms as specified in these Bylaws; each Chapter office, each vacancy on the Chapter Board of Directors and each vacant Chapter Representative position to be filled for the succeeding year.

In addition, the Chapter Nominating Committee may recommend up to ten (10) alternate Chapter Representatives who would be available to fulfill the duties of a Chapter Representative elected by the Chapter, or the Chapter President, who are unable to attend a Regional Committee meeting.

Byron Miller, SRA, AI-RRS – Co-Chair (Trends)
(612) 203-1647

Christine Mackaman, MAI, AI-GRS – Co-Chair (Chapter Meetings)
(952) 895-1205

The Chapter Program Committee shall be responsible for the preparation and presentation of the regular meetings, choice of speakers, panels, topics and special projects. The Program Committee shall also insure that approval of certification credit is obtained for those programs which meet the certification requirements of the Appraisal Institute.

Ryan Bauer, MAI – Chair
(612) 215-7362

The duties of the Chapter Public Relations Committee shall be to publicize the activities and programs of the Chapter and to promote attendance at Chapter meetings and educational events.

The Chapter Public Relations Committee shall also be responsible for preparing news releases about Chapter activities and feature articles about appraisers and appraising for local papers, contacting local civic organizations to offer appraisal information programs, publish professional advertisements locally as permitted by the national Appraisal Institute, and distribute local chapter directories.

In addition, the committee is to review, monitor and make recommendations regarding the Chapter’s relations with other bodies including other appraisal organizations, other chapters of the Appraisal Institute, the state and local Realtor associations and public bodies when the actions of such public bodies may affect the Chapter or the Appraisal Institute and its professionals. The committee is to engage in such other activities as deemed useful and constructive by the committee or the Chapter Board of Directors.

Michelle Koeller, MAI – Chair
(952) 886-7151