Spring is here and has welcomed us with some fantastic weather. We are truly blessed to live in such a beautiful city, and I hope that you and your families are finding some time to take advantage of the added evening daylight hours. Spring is a time for renewal and growth and as the pandemic appears to be more under control, with vaccines more widely available, we will continue to monitor safety protocols. We hope to have in-person events as soon as it is safe to do so. The latest guidance from the Governor’s office is that California will begin to fully reopen its economy on June 15, 2021, with mask mandates to remain in place. The reopening hinges on two factors: a sufficient vaccine supply and stable and low hospitalization numbers. Stay tuned for chapter education updates!
Circling back on growth and renewal, the San Diego Chapter board formed a Strategic Planning Committee to analyze our current business model and to ensure that San Diego members are being best served. The committee is researching several options which consider changes in the industry and our specific organization. The committee will present mid-term and long-term recommendations to the board once their review is completed. If you have any questions or specific recommendations feel free to email me at email@example.com.
I would like to congratulate our immediate past president Jeremy Darner, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS for being recognized as an Appraisal Institute “Volunteer of Distinction” for 1Q 2021. The recognition program honors volunteers for their service to the Appraisal Institute, to the real estate valuation profession and to their local communities. Jeremy was nominated by his Appraisal Institute peers and has been a major asset to not only our chapter but also the profession as a whole. Congrats Jeremy and thank you for your leadership!
While we look forward to the prospect of in-person events in the future, we will need to continue to offer virtual events for the time being. The 2021 San Diego Market Symposium will be held virtually on May 13, 2021 from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. This event is always highly informative and encourage you all to join us for the seminar. This year we will have brokers and economists presenting current market trends that they have witnessed in their property segments.
Also, the 2021 Chapter Nominating Committee prepared the slate of Officers, Directors, and Regional Representatives to serve the Chapter in 2022. The election will be held Virtually during the General Chapter meeting scheduled on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 12:30 (upon conclusion of the Market Symposium event).
Thank you and I look forward to connecting with all of you at the May meeting!
Mark J. Hendrickson, MAI, AI-GRS
2021 Chapter President