Colorado 
Association of Real Estate Appraisers

2005

Board of Officers: President – Chris Stanley/Mick McGuire; Vice President – Bill Ballard: Secretary – Sharon Edwards; Treasurer – Mike Garrett; Membership – Sally Burr; Web Master – Mick McGuire.
Meeting Place:
The Park Plaza
Guest Speakers:
Jan: Mike Anderson (Manager of Financial Planning, City of Colo. Spgs.) – Local/Regional/National Economic Trends & Forecast; Mar: Robert Wiley & Claudia Gaglione (Representatives of Liability Insurance Administrators) – Four-Hour Loss Prevention Seminar Update; May: Marc Muenchow & Coke Burdick (Denver Home Ownership Center) - FHA Appraisals & Issues; Jul: Tom Brown (Country Wood Shed) & George Copeland (Copeland Septic Services) - Outbuilding construction & appraisal and individual sewage disposal systems, functions, & appraisal issues; Sep: Lou Garone (Aurora Loan Services) - Three-Hour Seminar on the new Mar 05 Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac appraisal report forms; Nov: Stewart Leach (Program Administrator, Board of Real Estate Appraisers) - National & State Appraiser Legislation, Issues, & Trends.

Membership/Attendance: 200 members / low 75; high-141 in attendance
Highlights:
In Jan, Chris Stanley assumed Lee Ormiston’s job at the Colorado Board of Real Estate Appraisers; the CAREA Board appointed Mick McGuire to serve as President for the remainder of the year. Also in Jan, Betsy Barron was added as an assistant to the Secretary & Pam Thomason as an assistant to the Membership Chairperson. On Oct 21, the CAREA sponsored a mandatory seven-hour USPAP Update provided by McKissockReal Estate & Appraisal Schools; a discount was given to the 75 members in attendance.

2006

Board of Officers: President – Mike Garrett; Vice President – Ross Krummel : Secretary – Regina Spriggs; Treasurer – Jerry Musselman ; Membership – Pam Thomason ; Web Master – Don Rasmussen .
Meeting Place: The Park Plaza
Guest Speakers:
Jan:
Scott Carmack (Agent, State Farm Insurance ) & Alice Weiss (Commercial Field Underwriter, State Farm Insurance ) & Tom Egger (Claims Representative, State Farm Insurance ) Means and Methods of Determining Insurance-to-Value; Mar: David Noe & Jon White & TC Wait (Geologists, Colorado Geological Survey ) – Recognized Geologic Hazards in Colorado Springs and the Front Range; May: Jim Flynn & Jane Fredman(Attorneys at Law, Flynn-Wright-Fredman LLC, Colorado Springs) - Foreclosure Process, Mortgage Broker Legislation, RESPA, Independent Contractor Agreements, Debt Collection and Small Claims Court ; Jul: Carol Baker (Resource Planning and Supply, Colorado Springs Utiliites ) & Gary Barber (Manager, El Paso County Water Authority ) - Southern (Water) Delivery System, A Regional Water Supply Project, and Water Rights in Colorado, including Legal Standards and Market Value Aspects; Sep: David Bunton (President, The Appraisal Foundation) & Bill Pastuzek (Board Member, Appraisal Standards Board) - TAF Operations, Policies, and Programs, and Scope of Work Rule in USPAP 2006 ; Nov: Christine Stanley (Investigator for BOREA, Colorado Division of Real Estate) - Elements of Scrutiny and Focus Within an Evolving Investigative Program.

Membership/Attendance: 175 members / low 95, high 140
Highlights:
At the beginning of the year, Jan Ostby was added as an assistant to the Secretary. Based on evolving computerization among the membership, email was identified as the baseline method of all formal communication with the membership. Through Jerry Musselman's diligent efforts, corporate Bylaws were developed, and Board members were bonded. In spring, Northern CAREA (NCAREA; unaffiliated with CAREA) was formed following the CAREA model to serve appraisers in the Denver metropolitan and northern Colorado area.

2007

Board of Officers: President – Mike Garrett; Vice President – Ross Krummel : Secretary – Don Rasmussen; Treasurer – Jerry Musselman ; Membership – Pam Thomason ; Web Master – Don Rasmussen .
Meeting Place: The Park Plaza
and the Academy Hotel
Guest Speakers:
Jan:
Mary Wolf (Sr. Housing Specialist , FHA Appraisal Dept., Denver HOC ) – Appraisal Guidlines for FHA/HUD, 4150.2 Handbook.
Mar: Erin Toll (Director, Colorado Division of Real Estate) spoke on Colorado Division of Real Estate Policies and Priorities Changes Affecting Appraisers; & Richard Fulkerson (Commissioner, Colorado Division of Banking ) covered Appraisal Requirements, Common Violations, and Commercial Lending Guidelines.
May: Steve Bernia & Rene Bridges (of the Colorado Division of Housing, Housing Technology and Standards Section) - Technical and Policy Issues Regarding Installation and Inspection of Manufactured, Modular, and other Factory-Built Housing in Colorado.
Jul: Jaqueline Doty (Collateral Policy Director, Freddie Mac) - Freddie Mac Guidelines and Policies for Colorado Appraisers; Mike Beery (Chief Enforcement Officer, Colorado Division of Real Estate) - Recent Updates to Appraiser Qualification and Continuing Education Policies; and Pamela Crowley (Florida Certified Residential Appraiser) - Perspectives on Mortgage Fraud, Appraiser Liability, and Signature Security.
Sep: Joseph Tutchton (Post-Funding Review Appraiser, Aurora Loan Services) - Research, Identification, and Analysis of Market Trends for Residential Appraising.
Nov: Alan Simmons (SRPA, Appraisal Institute Instructor ) - The Evolution of the American Home.

Membership/Attendance: 185 members / low 105, high 150
Highlights:
Jan Ostby continued as an assistant to the Secretary. The Park Plaza Hotel, our meeting place since 2000, was sold and converted into a private facility, and Gary Thompson was instrumental in identifying and negotiating our new venue, the Academy Hotel. The organization moved from a fiscal year running from October through September to a calendar year, resulting in an additional membership meeting in November 2007 that was provided free to members as of January 2007.

2008

Board Members: President – Pam Thomason; Vice President – Gary Eisenbraun; Secretary – Gary Thompson; Co-Secretary - Jan Ostby; Treasurer – Dave Lauffer ; Membership – Gerry Roybal ; Webmaster – Don Rasmussen ; Past-President - Mike Garrett
Meeting Place:
Academy Hotel

Guest Speakers:

Membership/Attendance: xxx members / low xxx, high xxx
Highlights:
Pam Thomason moved out of state in late 2008, and Gary Eisenbraun became President.

2009

Board Members: President – Gary Eisenbraun; Vice President – Jo Stinett; Secretary – Gary Thompson; Co-Secretary - Jan Ostby; Treasurer – Dave Lauffer ; Membership – Gerry Roybal ; Webmaster – Don Rasmussen ; Past-President - Mike Garrett
Meeting Place:
Academy Hotel

Guest Speakers:

Membership/Attendance: xxx members / low xxx, high xxx
Highlights:
Continuing change in our industry was also reflected by change in our organization. Gary Eisenbraun took a job with HUD in September and had to resign the Presidency, which was filled by the Vice-President, Jo Stinett. Dave Lauffer had to leave as Treasurer due to family and business issues in November. In late December we were in the process of moving from our website of the last 9 years to a newly designed website which will consolidate and automate many of the operations of the organization. As Gary Eisenbraun's current position with HUD precludes a Board role with CAREA, Mike Garrett agreed to stay on in the Past-President position for the next year.

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