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Awards and Honors



The Appraisal Institute would like to recognize some of the brightest, most committed and deserving AI professionals. If you believe you know an AI professional who fits the criteria below for either the Lifetime Achievement Award or the Outstanding Service Award, please nominate that person. Submissions for the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Outstanding Service Award must be completed by Friday, May 25, 2018. Announcements of the awards will take place at the Appraisal Institute's Annual Conference this July in Nashville, TN.

Nominations for the Appraisal Institute’s 2018 Awards Program are now being accepted. The deadline for 2018 submissions is May 25, 2018.The President’s Award is given at the President’s discretion to a person(s) who is: committed to the organization, currently engaged in its activities, an effective spokesperson, representative at all times, and in touch with both the needs of other AI professionals and the changes that the organization must help its AI professionals to meet.

Lifetime Achievement (click here to access the form)The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an AI professional who best demonstrates high ethical standards; contributed to the Appraisal Institute at the chapter, regional, national and/or international level(s); provided service to his or her community; and contributed to the appraisal profession. A minimum of 20 years of service is recommended to be eligible for this award.

Outstanding Service (click here to access the form)The Outstanding Service Award is presented to an AI professional who has contributed ideas, service hours and dedication to ensure a specific program or effort is implemented at either the chapter, region, national and/or international level(s). This AI professional must be instrumental to the success of the program or effort, which also must be far enough along to measure and provide proof of success. Additionally, the program or effort must be beneficial to chapters, regions, national, international, designated members, candidates, practicing affiliates and/or the profession.

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Volunteers of Distinction

Appraisal Institute Recognition Program

Appraisal Institute Designated members, Candidates for Designation, Practicing Affiliates and Affiliates provide volunteer service to their organization, their profession and their communities.

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The Appraisal Institute’s recognition program honors volunteers for their service to the Appraisal Institute, to the real estate valuation profession and to their local communities. Each month, the Appraisal Institute will recognize one honoree in each region as a Volunteer of Distinction.

Anyone in good standing who makes contributions to the Appraisal Institute, the appraisal profession or their local community is eligible to be recognized. Chapter executive directors will submit nominations, on a form provided on the Appraisal Institute’s Web site, to their regional executive director. Anyone may make suggestions to chapter executive directors. Regional executive directors, in consultation as necessary with their regional chair and/or vice chair, will select honorees each month for their regions.

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