President's Message


President's Message - October 29, 2014

Dear Colleagues,


Fall greetings!  I look forward to seeing all of you next Friday, November 7th at the Morton Arboretum, 4100 Lincoln Ave., Lisle, IL to "Install and Honor" our Chicago Chapter 2015 Officers, Directors and Region Representatives and Alternates.  The evening will begin with cocktails at 5:30 and dinner at 6:30.  There will also be a special recognition of all of our past presidents.  Don't miss it!  This week is your last chance to register.

Congratulations New Designees

In the last four months, six members have earned their MAI designations and nine members have received their Review designations.  Come and give them extra congratulations at our installation event.  

New MAI Designations Awarded        New Review Designations Awarded
Ronald R. Dooman, MAI                         Anthony Uzemack, MAI, AI-GRS
Paul J. Muriello, MAI                                 Chuck Jesse, MAI, AI-GRS
Melissa M. Lofing, MAI                             Keith A. Wolf, SRA, AI-RRS
Kevin P. Crowe, MAI                                  Mark T. Gasick, SRA, AI-RRS    
John M. Ozog, MAI                                    Steven P. Engel, SRA, AI-RRS
Douglas B. Struckman, MAI                    Paul R. Gillespie, MAI, AI-GRS, AI-RRS    
                                                                     Brian F. Aronson, MAI, AI-GRS
                                                                     Howard B. Richter, MAI, AI-GRS
                                                                     Karen A. Mack, MAI, AI-GRS

Scholarship Awards

As we continue to encourage our members along the designation path, we have awarded three scholarships to our candidates.   Congratulations recipients: Charles Crawmer-Trainee Scholarship, Robert Anton-Trainee Scholarship and Theo Nicholas--Crommelin Scholarship.

Thank You Again

On behalf of the Chapter, I want to express a sincere thank you to all of you who sponsored our “Day at the Races" event.  Your generous contributions helped make our day a success.   We had a great deal of positive feedback and we look forward to repeating the event next year.  

Supervisor/Trainee Requirement

As of January 1, 2015, all individuals who desire to become Supervisory Appraisers and Trainee Appraisers are required to take a Supervisory/Trainee Course per the 2015 Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria. The program is mandatory for all newly licensed trainees (after 2015) and supervisors who want to supervise a new trainee appraiser after January.  In addition to the AQB requirement, each state will offer their own segment covering the state appraisal laws. Although current trainees are not required to take these courses, they are encouraged to so.
On behalf of ICAP, Brian Weaver presented the first Supervisor/Trainee class offering at the Chicago Chapter Education Center on October 17th, which fulfilled both the AQB and State of Illinois requirements.  

On January 26th, also at the Chicago Chapter Education Center, the Appraisal Institute will be premiering their four-hour Supervisor/Trainee course which will address the AQB's national minimum requirements, responsibilities, and expectations.  CCAI is working with ICAP to offer the State of Illinois required segment of the training.   Mr. Weaver announced at the October offering, that Illinois appraisers in need of the State portion will have until the end of 2015 to fulfill this requirement.

Pending Legislation

Our ICAP representatives continue to work on legislative issues affecting our profession.  In November, ICAP will be bringing AMC language to the State Appraisal Board for consideration of including it in the Appraisal Rules.  Please follow our state's legislative updates on ICAP's website.

Even though my year as Chapter President is winding down, please know that I still welcome all your ideas about how we can better support you and our profession.  I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you soon.



Sharon Bagby, SRA
2014 Chapter President

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