Chapter News

  1. View the schedule of 2019 MAAO Education Offerings!

    North Star Chapter Members,

    The Minnesota Association of Assessing Officers (MAAO) has published their education offerings for 2019.  You can register for classes at  Not all of the assessor courses have been approved for appraiser credit by the Commerce Department.  As with any course, you will want to verify that it has been approved for appraiser education. 

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  2. Real Estate Appraiser Advisory Board Update

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  3. Give $100 – Get $100: Support the AI North Star Chapter’s Government Relations Committee

    North Star Chapter Appraisers,

    Your Government Relations Committee (GRC) is working hard on your behalf.  Over the past three years, we have passed three appraisal-related bills into law with the help of our state legislators.  Here’s a list of our accomplishments: 

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  4. AI Education and Relief Foundation Scholarship Deadline is October 1


    Don't miss any important candidate deadlines!

    Do you have designation education to take towards your MAI, SRA, AI-GRS or AI-RRS designation? 

    You may be eligible for a scholarship that will cover the cost of a course*:

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  5. Summer 2018 Member Profile: Craig Harrington, SRA, AI-RRS

    In each newsletter, we will feature a North Star Chapter Member.  This quarter we're highlighting Craig Harrington, SRA, AI-RRS, one of this year's recipients of the Appraisal Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award.

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  6. President's Letter - Summer 2018

    The last days of 2018’s Summer included the Minnesota State Fair setting an all-time attendance record with 270,000+ people walking through its gates in one day.  This is an impressive number and certainly more eye-catching than me telling you there are currently 82,000 active appraisers in the United States right now (54.9% are Certified Residential, 36.3% are Certified Residential and 8.8% are Licensed)!

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  7. Membership Updates - Summer 2018

    Jun. 15 - Sep. 10, 2018

    New Candidates for Designation:

    • Samuel Adesiji, SRA - Aksams Appraisal, LLC, Ramsey, MN (AI-RRS)
    • Shane Maki - Interga Realty Resources, Minneapolis, MN (MAI)

    New Practicing Affiliates: 

    • Wade Druin - CBRE, Sioux Falls, SD
    • James Natwick - Natwick Associates Appraisal Services, Fargo, ND
    • Kylie Skare - Valbridge Property Advisors | Mardell Pa, Minneapolis, MN

    New Affiliates:

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  8. Committee Reports 2018 Q3

    Education Committee

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  9. Jim Amorin Named Appraisal Institute CEO

    For immediate release
    Aug. 21, 2018

    For more information: Ken Chitester
    O/M 312-335-4290

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  10. URGENT: North Dakota Appraisal Waiver Request

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