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Chapter and Regional Meeting and Events

Next Chapter Meeting of 2018 is October 19, Little River Canyon Center BBQ Lunch 12:00-1:00pm

Region IX Meeting July 29 Nashville, Tennessee


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Chapter Meeting @ Little River Canyon Center
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us for a BBQ lunch catered by Little Bridge Marina from Gadsden & Rainbow City. After lunch stay for the seminar “2nd Annual Subject Matter Expert Round Table” from 1:00 Pm-5:00 PM.

2nd Annual Subject Matter Expert Roundtable @ Little River Canyon Center
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

“2nd Annual Subject Matter Expert Roundtable”-4-Hours
The Alabama Chapter of the Appraisal Institute is excited to be presenting the Second Annual Subject Matter Expert Roundtable on October 19, 2018. This seminar will feature four experts, and will take place near Mentone, Alabama at the Little River Canyon Center with the focus being Preservation and Conservation.

Jerry Roberson will be our first speaker and will present, “A Saga in the Canyon, Second Verse; the Creation of the Little River Canyon National Preserve” Mr. Roberson is a graduate of The University of Montevallo with a B.A. in Economics. He has been involved in the real estate profession for over 40 years and has presented at numerous conferences across the country. His article “Tradition or Stagnation? In Defense of Non-Economic Highest and Best Use”, was published in the April 1997 edition of the Appraisal Journal. Mr. Roberson served as the project lead, when the tract of land that is now known as the Little River Canyon National Preserve, was conveyed to the Department of the Interior by Alabama Power Company. During this multi-year project, he worked with numerous valuation experts, methodology experts, and archaeology experts in what many consider to be one of the most complex valuation assignments of the last 25 years.

Terry Dunkin, MAI, SRA, CRE, CCIM,will be our second speaker and will present, “Conservation Easements: An Appraiser’s Prospective”. Mr. Dunkin is from Maryland and a Past President of the Appraisal Institute. He is a graduate of Towson University and an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University. He has been involved in real estate valuation and consulting for over 40 years

Katherine Eddins, Executive Director of the Georgia-Alabama Land Trust will be our third speaker and will provide insight on “Conservation Easements from the Land Trust’s Perspective”. Katherine has served as executive director of the Georgia-Alabama Land Trust since 1999. She graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law, Juris Doctorate, and subsequently received a master’s degree in forestry from Auburn University, graduating summa cum laude. She has been published in the Journal of Forestry and has practiced law and natural resource management. Katherine is a registered forester, and the past chairman of the advisory committee for Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.

Jo Lewis, will be our final speaker and will present insight from the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources on the valuation process associated with the Forever Wild Program. Since it was established the Forever Wild Program has secured over 255,000 acres of land in Alabama for public use.

The seminar was very successful in 2017 with a large turn out including three Past Presidents of the Appraisal Institute and the President of the Alabama Home Builders Association. We are expecting another great seminar this year. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear four experts speak on preservation and conservation and enjoy this beautiful part of Alabama.

AI Fee: $90, Standard Fee: $90
Includes a BBQ Lunch from 12:00-1:00pm

Attendees are encouraged to stay after class and continue the days discussions at a reception on the patio. Beer & Wine will be served.

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Approved 4 Hours CE Credit Alabama Real Estate Appraisers Board
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Approved 4 Hours Georgia Real Estate Commission CE Credit
Pending 4 Hours CE Credit Tennessee Real Estate Appraisers Board