November 2017 Newsletter 
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THANK YOU to our
2017 Symposium Sponsors
President's Message
Luke J. Adamo, MAI
This year has certainly been interesting.  After the successful merger with Northern Nevada last year, local chapters throughout the country have been challenged with last year's Board approval of the Chapter Financial Management & Administration Policy (CFMAP) and this year's presentation of a new governance structure project team (GSPT) recommendations in July.  
The recommendations may affect all our involvement with the Appraisal Institute as a chapter and an organization.  Project Team member, Ted Whitmer, MAI, AI-GRS provided a GSPT presentation and discussed the recommendations at the August chapter meeting.  Everyone is encouraged to visit the GSPT web page, read the documents and comment.  The link to view the recommendations or submit comments can be accessed here (AI log-in is required).   
At the August National Board of Directors meeting, the Board accepted the resignation of Frederick Grubbe and appointed 2017 Appraisal Institute President Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS as the organization's Acting CEO. Mr. Amorin will continue as President through his term, which ends December 31. A CEO Search Project Team has been appointed and they will be making recommendations to national Board in the coming months.
The 7 th annual Las Vegas Market Symposium 2017  was a great success!  Thank you to those that were able to attend or sponsor the Symposium.    
In other education news, the November 30th Business Practices & Ethics course is the last course of 2017.  2018 education plans are being formulated and some programs, such the 2018-2019 National USPAP Update courses have been scheduled.  Registration will become available within the next few weeks.  Check the chapter website education page in the coming weeks to view the complete 2018 schedule.   
As we close in on the year-end, I'd like to thank the board members for their time and consideration this year and our Executive Director, Tina Anderson, for her hard work.
Welcome to the Nevada Chapter!

Michael Bell
Upcoming Chapter Meetings
RENO - Thursday, December 14, 2017
Northern Nevada Branch Chapter
Annual Holiday Party & General Meeting 
The Coney Island, 2644 Prater Way, Sparks, NV
Click here for PDF Registration Flyer

LAS VEGAS - January 24, 2018  
January 2018 General Meeting & 2018 Officer Installation
6527 S. Las Vegas Blvd. , Las Vegas, NV   
Registration will be available by December 1, 2017 
Upcoming 2017 Chapter Education
November 30, 2017
Business Practices & Ethics Course
Click here for PDF Information & Registration
2018 Chapter Education
January 19, 2018 
7-Hour National USPAP Update Course
March 26, 2018 
Solving Land Valuation Puzzles Seminar 
March 27, 2018 
7-Hour National USPAP Update Course
May 18, 2018 
7-Hour National USPAP Update Course

June 25, 2018
Advanced Land Valuation: Sound Solutions to Perplexing Problems
*Registration will be available by December 1, 2017.
National Updates
Recent Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and the California fires remind us that disaster can strike anytime and anywhere, and the AI Relief Foundation is here to help.
If you or someone you know has been affected by these and, other natural disasters that have occurred, or other emergency;  apply today for financial assistance.  Please call 312-335-4154 or   email with any questions.
The Appraisal Institute Relief Foundation (AIRF) is a not-for-profit organization that provides emergency financial assistance to those who have experienced a disaster or emergency that has left the recipient in a state of financial, physical or emotional distress.  The Appraisal Institute Relief Foundation has 501(c)(3) status with the IRS. Any person or organization that make contributions (money or property) to a 501(c)(3) organization are able to claim deductions for their donations on the their federal income tax under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.
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Appraisal Institute Governance Structure Project Team
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2018 Capstone Schedule
2018 Capstone Schedule

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