1Q 2022 President’s Message – Michael T. Mooring, MAI
Is it possible that we can finally exhale after the last two tumultuous years? As 2022 begins, there is a sense that we are returning to pre-pandemic norms. The past two LCAI Presidents; Janis Bonura, SRA, AI-RRS and Robert Russell, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, had the challenging task of leading the chapter during unprecedented times. I want to thank them for their outstanding leadership and ability to adjust to the constantly changing landscape.
We strive to continue to provide the best educational offerings available through the efforts of our Education Committee Co-Chair Wayne Pugh, MAI. He continuously searches for unique classes that enhance our knowledge base and offer new avenues to expand our practices.
Feedback from chapter Professionals indicate that they are ready to return to in person educational offerings and social events. Most of us miss the social interaction and exchange of ideas that is best achieved through face-to-face contact with our peers. Plans are to resume in person educational offerings and social events later this year.
One of our goals is to increase the membership and grow the profession in Louisiana. When asked why someone should become a professional of the Appraisal Institute, we need to emphasize that the Appraisal Institute is one of the few organizations that represent the profession nationally and locally regarding proposed legislation that directly affects all of us. Having competent representation is critical to everyone in the industry.
I am pleased to work with the 2022 Chapter Officers, Lauren Snider, MAI; Ed Gardiner, SRA, AI-RRS; and Tom Hancock, MAI. We welcome feedback from our chapter Professionals and look forward to serving you this year.
Michael T. Mooring, MAI
2022 LCAI President