Season’s Greetings North Star Chapter Members,

It has been a quite a year. I wish all our members’ happy holidays and a cheers to the New Year.

I would like to highlight some of the achievements of the North Star Chapter during 2021: We held a two day continuing education (CE) event in Detroit Lakes that offered 15 hours of CE credit, as well as the board meeting followed by a sunset boat ride. The Annual Trends Seminar was well attended in August. Additionally, we held three additional chapter meetings in May, July, and November. The Government Relations Committee, chaired by Byron Miller, SRA, AI-RRS worked hard on passing additional legislation this year which benefits appraisers in Minnesota. Also, the Education Committee, chaired by Brett Hall, MAI, SRA provided 11 education offerings including courses and seminars in Minnesota and North Dakota. The Chapter continues to partner with the Minnesota Association of Assessing Officers (MAAO) to provide Basic Appraisal Principles and Procedures courses.

I challenge each chapter member to be active and get involved during 2022 in the North Star Chapter.  Involvement is simple: attend a chapter meeting, take a chapter education offering, and/or volunteer to help on a committee or project team, and as a result both you and the North Star Chapter will benefit.

Charles Paulson, MAI, Jake Sheeler, MAI, and Andrew Totzke, thank you for your service on the Board of Directors for the past three years.  Welcome back Byron Miller, SRA, AI-RRS as 2022 Secretary/Treasurer and welcome new board members Ruth Mahan, SRA, Trista Soave, and Solomon Akanki for 2022.


Christine Mackaman
2021 President
North Star Chapter of the Appraisal Institute

2021 North Star Chapter President,

Christine Mackaman, MAI, AI-GRS