2020 Chapter Operations Manual Available Online
| Visit the Chapter Manuals section of Chapter Business Tools to access the updated 2020 Chapter Operations Manual
. This manual is intended to work alongside the national website and Regulation No. 8
as a comprehensive guide on topics such as chapter governance, finances, reporting requirements, marketing and much more.
Chapters Required to Form Statewide Government Relations Subcommittees
| At its November 14-15, 2019 meeting, the Appraisal Institute Board of Directors adopted amendments to Regulation Nos. 7 and 8 to require chapters to create a Government Relations Subcommittee for each state or territory. The language of the adopted amendments can be found here
The purpose of this change is to strengthen government relations efforts through enhanced coordination of policy development, advocacy and implementation. Moreover, through reporting to the national Government Relations Committee the sharing of experience and expertise among the states will be better facilitated.
The new policy was written in such a way to give chapters maximum flexibility with implementation. In most cases, the structure and funding of each state’s Government Relations Subcommittee will be based on agreement amongst the chapters, including the total size of the subcommittee, how many representatives each chapter will have, if/how the subcommittee will be funded, and when and how often the subcommittee will meet. There may be amendments to chapter By Laws and other governing documents that are necessary to implement this requirement. The Chair and Vice Chair of the state Subcommittee will be chosen by the members of the subcommittee and must be Designated Members.
In those states where a single chapter covers the entire state, the chapter’s existing Government Relations Committee satisfies the new requirement.
In states where there are multiple chapters within the state, each chapter within the state is required to select at least one Designated Member, Candidate for Designation, or Practicing Affiliate to serve on the state’s Government Relations Subcommittee.
If a chapter has territory in multiple states, the chapter is required to select at least one Designated Member, Candidate for Designation, or Practicing Affiliate to participate as part of the Government Relations Subcommittee for each state where the chapter has territory.
Assistance with implementation of this new requirement is available from staff in the Washington, D.C. office. Please contact Scott DiBiasio – firstname.lastname@example.org
or (202) 298-5593.
CFMAP Chapters 2018 Year End Close Procedures
National Leadership Resource Registry | Beginning later this month, AI professionals will.be able to submit interest in national service via a link within their AI accounts. The Leadership Resource Registry will not include chapter or region positions.
Newly Designated Member Report
| Chapters can access a report of Designation dates of its members within the Reports page of the Chapter Portal. Use this report titled, “AI Chapter Designation Date Earned Report” to identify newly Designated members within your chapter. All newly Designated members are also listed on the AI website here
in real time.
| With the year-end quickly approaching, please be aware of the deadline for submitting all 2019 activities into Docuware. In order to be ready for the national audit, all 2019 expenses must be submitted in Docuware by Friday, January 17, 2020
and approved no later than end of day on Monday, January 20, 2020.