President’s Message

We have had a great first quarter and looking forward to a full second quarter!

Our Education Program is off to a great start. We are honored to have Steve Roach, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS return April 17-19 to teach Part 2 of the AI Professional Development Litigation Series “Condemnation Appraising: Principles & Applications.” This is the second course of three, with the Part 1 being taught last March 10-11 in Birmingham, which had excellent attendance and was a huge success. As of this writing, we have over 60 attendees registered for this course!

This course was originally scheduled to be held at the Board of Realtors in Birmingham, but a broken water pipe and flooding caused us some late re-scheduling to find another suitable location for our seminar. Special thanks to Pam Paulk and Roger Ball, MAI for finding us another great location, deciding on the Rosewood Hall in the SoHo Development, in downtown Homewood.

The Region IX Spring Conference and Mini-LDAC will be held this year in Atlanta on May 12-13, with five additional members attending. Last year’s meeting in Nashville was productive and we anticipate many benefits from our attendance this year.

We also have an upcoming course “Residential Applications: Using Technology to Measure and Support Assignment Results-II” to be held May 18 in Montgomery, with an “AI After Hours” event being held that evening at the Railyard Brewing Company, followed the next day by the 2016-2017 USPAP Update, both taught by Jim Atwood, SRA.

The Alabama Chapter welcomes newly designated members, John C. Bach and John Mcannally, who recently received their SRA Designations and Edwin Tillman, MAI, SRA and Joey Vegliacich, MAI, who recently received their AI-GRS designations.

Thank you for your continued support in 2017. I hope to see you soon at a chapter meeting, AI After Hours event or an educational offering. As always, please feel free to contact me if I may be of service to you.

Respectfully submitted,

Leigh Stephens, MAI

Laura L. Stephens, MAI