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    AI News Releases May 2, 2023

    Appraisal Institute Seeks Nominations for Annual Awards; Submissions Due July 31

    The Appraisal Institute announced May 3 that it is accepting nominations for its J. Scott Robinson Lifetime Achievement, Outstanding Service Award, William S. Harps DEI Award and Women’s Initiative SPOTLIGHT Award, four ways that AI recognizes some of its brightest and most deserving professionals.
    Nominations for all four awards are due July 31. The awards will be announced at AI’s Joint Region and Chapter Leadership Program meetings in October in Louisville, Kentucky.

    The J. Scott Robinson Lifetime Achievement 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.

    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, affiliates, practicing affiliates and/or the profession.

    The William S. Harps DEI Award is an annual honor that was established this year to recognize an AI Professional who exemplifies the value of diversity, equity and inclusion within the valuation profession and has contributed to making the profession reflective of all the communities we serve. William S. Harps, MAI, was the first African American to earn the MAI designation (1960), a past president of American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers (1981) and a leader in breaking racial barriers in the appraisal profession.

    The Women’s Initiative SPOTLIGHT Award recognizes an AI Professional who has made an important contribution to fostering the growth of women in the valuation profession. All AI professionals are eligible for the Women’s Initiative SPOTLIGHT Award. 

    Find more information on the awards and the nomination process