It is my pleasure to serve as president of AI San Diego for 2019 alongside an exceptional group of volunteers. It is the people that make this organization great, and I am thankful for everyone involved, including our immediate past president, Eva Stresemann, MAI, and the best executive director around, Patti Kreutzer.
It is my goal that by the end of the year, the chapter can be a little better than what it was at the beginning. To help figure out what this means, you were sent an email survey asking for one thing that the chapter can improve. A huge thank you to all who responded; every single answer was read and will be considered for next year.
Of the multiple suggestions offered, the majority emphasized opportunities for networking and socializing. Whether that be cocktail hours or events in North County, most respondents wanted the chance to interact with their fellow appraisers. This can certainly (and easily) be done, so please look out for emails about future events throughout the year.
Lastly, if you have any other suggestions, questions, comments, concerns, or ideas, we want to hear from you. This is your chapter, and we want to continue to meet your appraisal education needs.
Until next time, I wish you and yours a very happy holiday and a prosperous 2019.
Eric Schneider, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS