Greetings North Star Chapter Members:
The North Star Chapter has had a productive year. I would like to thank all the members of the Chapter for helping make it successful. Thank you for being a member of the chapter, attending chapter meetings, and taking chapter sponsored education. Thank you to the many members that served the chapter this last year as a committee member, a committee chair, a Board member, a region representative, and to those that served on the national level; without involved members the North Star Chapter would not be as successful.
I challenge each chapter member to be active and get involved during 2018 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.
I would like to highlight some of the achievements of the North Star Chapter this last year: We had a well-received Annual Trends Seminar, sponsored three individuals to attend the LDAC meetings held in Washington, DC, the Government Relations Committee worked hard on passing additional legislation this year which benefits appraisers in Minnesota, and provided 23 education offerings including courses, seminars, and chapter meetings in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.
The Chapter worked with the North Dakota Appraiser Association (NDAA) to provide Appraisal Institute education in North Dakota during the last year. We look forward to continuing to work with the NDAA into the future to provide education in North Dakota.
Joe Mako, MAI; Lee Peterson, SRA; and Sam Schulte, MAI, thank you for your service on the board of directors for the past three years. Welcome Christine Mackaman, MAI as 2018 Treasurer and as new board members in 2018; Jeff Dahlen, MAI; Brett Hall, MAI, SRA; and Tim Klein, Candidate.
Congratulations Jason L. Messner, MAI for being recognized as an Appraisal Institute third quarter “Volunteer of Distinction” for Region III.
Congratulations to our newly Designated Members: Reid Loidolt, MAI; Derek Pedersen, MAI; Richard Nordquist, MAI; Charles Paulson, MAI; Ethan Waytas, MAI; and Neal Eriksmoen, MAI.
Updates on several items that affect Chapter operations:
- Association Development Services, Inc. is providing more assistance to the North Star Chapter. You may notice their address and phone being used for the Chapter.
- Beta testing for the new Appraisal Institute Chapter Financial Management and Administration Policy is in process. Continued implementation is anticipated during the next year.
- The Appraisal Institute Board of Directors continues to seek input from AI Professionals on the Governance Structure Project Team (GSPT) recommendations. All AI Professionals are encouraged to take an active role in this important process. One way is by providing feedback on GSPT through submission of comments. Currently no end date has been set for the comment period. Please provide your feedback on the possible changes. More information can be found in the newsletter.
Brian R. Tinjum, MAI
North Star Chapter of the Appraisal Institute