2018 CATA Conference Summary

The 2018 CATA Conference was a rousing success, with 303 participants completing over 5,000 hours of continuing and/or qualifying education hours. This was the greatest number of attendees we have had in the past 9 years! Beaver Run Resort proved to be an excellent venue for classes and camaraderie and even included a Moose, who joined us for breakfast on Tuesday. The state was well represented with attendees from 45 different counties and included 24 Assessors attending with their staffs. Click here for a Map of the Attending Counties.

The CATA Board of Directors worked hard to provide a wide array of classes, including 11 DPT classes, 2 sessions of the USPAP 7 hour Update class (Thanks, Harry!), 10 other classes from some of our favorite instructors, and 4 new classes never before presented at CATA. We provided 2 Qualifying Education courses from Kaplan Real Estate Education and Brightwood College. Richard Norejko provided a new class, The Assessor’s Cadastre, providing attendees a great education on the history and inner workings of the assessment process throughout our country’s history. We also had 3 new courses presented by Rick Stuart from Team Consulting LLC, a national company providing education opportunities geared directly toward our Property Assessment Profession. We hope to be working with Richard and Rick for many years to come.

We also provided classes from our great friends Harry Fuller and Steve Kane from Wildrose Appraisal, Water Law guru James Felt, Steve Thomas from Colorado Code Consulting and Richard Gilmore from AgVisory and the ASFMRA. All of these instructors helped us provide 5,489 total credit hours of education to our members. Click here to see the 2014-2018 CATA Conference Statistics.

2018 was also our 2nd year of presenting the “Commercial Appraiser Forum”, once again facilitated by Felice Entratter from Douglas County. Felice provides the following summary:

In its 2nd year, the Commercial Forum featured panelists Keith Erffmeyer, Nancy Anders, Ryan Kane, and Brad Hoffmeister. The half-day program focused on the following topics: “The Art and Angst of Negotiation, Hotel & Resort Valuation, and Developing Commercial Models in Limited Sales Environment or within Specialty Property types. In addition to the panel discussion, participants also received resource packets that included recent BAA decisions, articles, and negotiation resources. With over 40 participants there was a lively discussion and we only had to ring the cowbell a few times to remind the audience that whining is not allowed!

The Commercial Appraiser Forum has turned out to be a welcome addition to our conference and we hope to continue providing this opportunity to our members well into the future.

Many thanks to Harold Ovsiowitz from BOREA and Luke Ott with the DPT for presenting their information on the new Licensing Rules implemented by the State of Colorado.

The CATA Board of Directors reinstated the CATA Conference Evaluation Survey, which was sent to all 2018 participants. With almost 100 respondents, we will use your responses to work on making our conferences better in the future. Click here to review the 2018 CATA Conference Evaluation Survey Results.

Our conference was not all just classes. We also had some great celebrations with the help of Harry Fuller who sponsored our Monday Night soiree at Napper Tandy’s, and John Zimmerman from Value West helping with the Tuesday Dinner, Marshall Mungle for his great door prizes and sponsoring our hot breakfast on Wednesday, and our other door prize donors Paul Beacom with KE Andrews and JoAnn Apostol with Kaplan, and of course Beaver Run Resort.
Click Here for the 2018 CATA Photo Highlights.

Your newly Elected 2019 Board of Directors are:

President – Karen Hart (Arapahoe County)
1st Vice President – Jackie Headley (Adams County)
2nd Vice President – April Myco (Boulder County)
Secretary – Lisa Schober (Eagle County)
Treasurer – Mike Peterson (Summit County)
Board Member – Stephen Castellani (Teller County)
Board Member – Stacey Gould (Rio Blanco County)
Board Member – Becky Allison (Grand County)