2019 CATA Conference Summary

The 2019 CATA Conference was a great success, with our largest attendance count of 320 participants in the last 5 years. These participants completed over 5,600 hours of continuing and/or qualifying education hours. Beaver Run Resort proved to an excellent venue for classes and camaraderie and even the Moose came back, though we are not sure it was the same one from 2018. The state was again well represented with attendees from 40 different counties and included 22 Assessors attending with their staffs. View the Map of the Attending Counties.

The CATA Board of Directors worked diligently and were able to provide a wide array of classes, including 13 DPT classes, 2 sessions of the USPAP 7 hour Update class (Thanks, Harry Fuller), and 16 other classes from some of our favorite instructors. Many thanks go out to Rick Stuart from Team Consulting, who provided 3 excellent classes. We provided 2 Qualifying Education courses from Kaplan Real Estate Education. Richard Norejko came back and presented his Assessor’s Cadastre class, giving us all the history of our profession and a different perspective on Ad Valorem assessment. And we cannot forget to thank those of our returning provides, James Felt for his Colorado Water Law class, and Steve Kane and Harry Fuller from Wildrose Appraisal, providing us all with great insight and instruction to do our jobs better.
See the 2015-2019 CATA Conference Statistics.

2019 was our 3rd year of presenting the “Commercial Appraiser Forum”, once again facilitated by Felice Entratter from Douglas County. The Commercial Appraiser Forum was very well attended with 55 members attending the ½ day CE class and we will endeavor to provide this forum to our members going forward.

The CATA Board of Directors again sent out our CATA Conference Evaluation Survey, which was sent to all 2019 participants. With 78 respondents, we use your responses to work on making our conferences better in the future. Review the 2019 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.
Check out the 2019 CATA Photo Highlights.

Your newly Elected 2020 Board of Directors are:

President – Karen Hart (Arapahoe County)
1st Vice President – Jackie Headley (Adams County)
2nd Vice President – Sheri Rock (Larimer County)
Secretary – Lisa Schober (Eagle County)
Treasurer – Mike Peterson (Summit County)
Board Member – Becky Fischer (Douglas County)
Board Member – Jake Melicher (Larimer County)
Board Member – Katrina McLeland (Douglas County) (joined in January)