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office@massri-appraisalinstitute.org
 
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2Election of 2018 Officers, Directors, and Regional Reps (3-20-17)
The Election of 2018 Officers, Directors, and Regional Representatives will be take place on Monday, June 26, 2017, at the regular meeting to be held at the Save the Bay, 100 Save the Bay Drive, Providence, RI.  Read the Report of the 2017 Nominating Committee here.

Hewitt Fund Scholarship Update (4-4-16)
The Hewitt Fund Scholarship Committee voted to extend the Demonstration of Knowledge Scholarship for AI Candidates.  For more information visit, the Hewitt Scholarship page.

Board Approves to Recommend Plan of Merger with Rhode Island Chapter (10-9-12)
On Thursday, October 4th via a Special Meeting of the Board of Directors held via conference call, the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Chapter passed the following motion "To advance to the membership for review and approval the proposed Plan of Merger of the Massachusetts and the Rhode Island Chapters with a recommendation by the MA Chapter of the AI Board of Directors, for support of approval". Motion passed unanimously.
 
Government Relations 
Learn about the key issues affecting appraisers in Massachusetts by visiting the Government Relations page on our website.
 
Technology News 
Read the latest news from the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Chapter's Technology Committee here.
 
Appraiser Independence Toolkit
This AI resource is a compilation of the most up-to-date documents and publications that will assist appraisers in complying with new requirements related to appraiser independence. Included are the latest relevant federal and state laws and regulations, including the new regulations (Regulation Z) regarding appraiser independence under the Truth in Lending Act that will become effective on October 1, 2009, proposed guidance for lenders on appraiser independence from the federal banking regulatory agencies, and all state appraiser independence laws.
 
Also included are publications from the Appraisal Institute, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that will assist appraisers in complying with the Home Valuation Code of Conduct, which became effective on May 1, 2009. Information that will assist an appraiser who is a recipient of inappropriate pressure in filing a complaint with the appropriate state or federal agency is also included in this essential package of critical compliance resources. Free for AI members / $99 nonmembers.  Click here to download.
 
Severe Weather Cancellation Policy
To find out the status of a scheduled class or program during severe weather conditions or other emergency related situations, please call the Massachusetts Chapter of the Appraisal Institute's offices at 781-397-8922 for a recorded message which will be posted by 6:00 am the day of an offering. Weather-related class cancellations will also be posted on the website. In most cases, an email will also be sent to students. However, students who have a question about the status of a class should check the website.
Be advised that cancellations will only occur for the most severe conditions
 
 
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Have you completed an interesting assignment, do you have valuable information that you would like to share with other members? For suggestions or contributions to the next newsletter, contact Lianne Andreucci at office@massri-appraisalinstitute.org