Welcome to the Ohio Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. We are a professional organization which now includes just under 500 leading practitioners of real estate appraisal and consulting serving the Buckeye State. Please take a look at our educational offerings and "find an appraiser" links. Our Chapter is home to some of the finest instructors in the industry, and our quarterly Chapter meetings offer timely and engaging mini-seminars on a wide range of real estate appraisal topics.
The Ohio Chapter is proud to be a part of the Appraisal Institute. Our chapter professionals are committed to the highest standard of professional appraisal practice and have been tested and trained to the highest levels of educational standards in the business. Confident in our rigorous standards of appraisal practice, we are dedicated to maintaining the highest level of professionalism and quality through a commitment to life-long learning. We encourage you to consider the benefits of the Appraisal Institute if you are looking for an appraiser or an appraisal career.
I would like to thank Emily Braman, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS for her leadership in another unconventional year. She rolled with the punches thrown at our chapter and did it with grace. I would also like to thank our Board of Directors and Committee Chairs for all their work in 2021. I want to welcome our new Board members and Chairs aboard for an exciting 2022!
We had a successful 44th Annual Economic Seminar in December 2021 with roughly 100 in person and 90 online attendees. The night before the Seminar, we had our first in person Chapter Business Meeting of the year at Fado Pub & Kitchen in Dublin with successful networking and fun had by all. In December 2021, January 2022 and March 2022, we hosted in person USPAP classes in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Toledo with 25-33 people in attendance for each of the sessions. We also offered a virtual USPAP option in February 2022 for those who preferred to take advantage of meeting their USPAP requirement from their home or office.
My goal this year is to bring people back together through networking events throughout the state. Given the success of our online programming, we will continue to offer both educational and networking opportunities virtually. We are planning a Trivia Event, sponsored by our Candidate Guidance Committee, in conjunction with our 2Q Chapter Business Meeting at a local brewery in Cincinnati on April 13th with details to follow. In addition to other education, we plan to hold another Property Tax Webinar virtually for this upcoming tax appeal season, which will allow participants to gain feedback on the COVID hearings that occurred in late 2021.
This year, we intend to engage with several local universities in Ohio to market our scholarship program, the free student affiliate membership offered by the Appraisal Institute, and introduce students to the appraisal profession. We will also be inviting students to our local gatherings in an effort to recruit new members.
Looking forward to an exciting 2022 and I hope to see you at an upcoming event!
Kelly M. Fried, MAI
2022 Ohio Chapter of the Appraisal Institute
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