I hope that you and your families are doing well and off to a prosperous year. 2021 has definitely had an interesting start but we are hopeful a return to some sort of normalcy is in our future this year.
First off, I would like to congratulate three of our members for receiving their Appraisal Institute Designations. Congratulations to Tim Hanks, SRA, for his effort in achieving the prestigious AI-RRS designation, and also to Matthew Reynolds and Mike Hadrys for their efforts in achieving the prestigious MAI designation!! I hope to be able to recognize your accomplishments at a future chapter meeting! Nice work!
The Appraisal Institute’s Region VII meeting was held virtually on February 9th. National Immediate Past President, Jefferson L. Sherman, MAI, AI-GRS updated the committee on AI’s future goals and objectives for 2021 and stated that AI reported an operating surplus in 2020 despite the difficulties related to the pandemic. Highlights included continued efforts of collaboration with other professional organizations, improving relations with the Appraisal Foundation, and advancements towards a national appraisal licensing portal which will provide convenience for appraisers practicing in multiple states.
Due to the pandemic, this year’s Leadership Development and Advisory Council (LDAC) will be rescheduled to the fall of 2021.
I also would like to take this opportunity to remind you the San Diego Chapter is dedicated to offering its members quality and relevant educational offerings. Now more than ever it is important that you provide the Chapter feedback regarding your preference for courses so we can best serve our membership. Please contact Executive Director Patti Kreutzer to report your education needs so that the Education Committee will know how best to serve you.
Finally, it is with great sadness that the San Diego Chapter would like to recognize the passing of AI past President Scott Robinson and send our condolences to his friends and family. I had the pleasure of meeting Scott a few times in DC and at other Appraisal Institute functions; he also was my experience reviewer for my MAI designation. Through these few meetings, it was clear that Scott cared deeply about our profession but more importantly was truly kind-hearted man. He will be missed by all.
Mark J. Hendrickson, MAI, AI-GRS
2021 Chapter President