2023 CATA Conference Summary

The 2023 CATA Conference was an excellent time for education, networking, de-stressing, and remembrance. This has been a landmark reappraisal with most (or all) counties experiencing record numbers of appeals due to record levels of market appreciation. The absence of Mike Peterson, our long-time CATA Treasurer and Board member of over 20 years, was felt by many at this year’s conference. We were able to do a full conference with 228 attendees over 4 days. These participants completed over 4,184 hours of continuing and/or qualifying education hours.  Beaver Run Resort proved to be an excellent venue for classes and camaraderie. The state was again well represented with attendees from 38 different counties and included 15 Assessors attending with their staff.  Click here for a List of the Attending Counties.

The CATA Board of Directors worked diligently and were able to provide a wide array of classes.  Thank you to DPT for providing 7 classes and we appreciate Harry Fuller and Steve Kane of EastWest Econometrics for instructing 2 sessions of the USPAP 7-hour Update class and one half-day class.  

Many thanks go out to Team Consulting, who provided 6 excellent classes, including 3 commercial classes.  JoAnn Apostol hosted a 1 full day and a half day class tailored to ad valorem for attendees.  Richard Norejko returned to present two classes for us, giving us all the history of our profession and a different perspective on Ad Valorem assessment. McKissock was represented by Joshua Walitt this year with two qualifying education courses.  

Click here to see the 2018-2023 CATA Conference Statistics.

2023 was our 6th year of presenting the Commercial Appraiser Forum, once again facilitated by Robert Sayer.  We want to give a special thanks to Robert Sayer, as he is retiring as our Forum facilitator.  The Commercial Appraiser Forum was very well attended with 42 members attending the ½ day CE class.  This was our 3rd year presenting the Residential Appraiser Forum, once again facilitated by Becky Fischer.  There were 51 attendees in the ½ day CE class, and it was well received.  We appreciate the time and effort that Robert and Becky have contributed to our Forums!  We are seeking new facilitators for our 2024 Conference. 

Our conference was not all just classes. We also had some great celebrations with the help of Harry Fuller who sponsored our Monday Night Social Hour at Copper Top II and contributed to “Big Mike’s” hot breakfast Wednesday morning.  John Zimmerman from Value West sponsored the Tuesday Night Reception Bar prior to the Banquet.  The 2023 CATA conference was dedicated to the memory of Mike Peterson.  Tears, smiles, and laughter were shared as David Wissel shared fond memories of his dear friend while a slideshow of Mike was displayed in the background.  Our special thanks to Lisa Eurich and the Summit County crew for putting together Mike’s slide show and helping the committee after Mike’s passing.  Beaver Run Resort provides our attendees with great hospitality, and we appreciate their generous gifts of 2-two nights stays at Beaver Run.

Click Here for the 2023 CATA Photo Highlights.

The CATA Board of Directors again sent out our CATA Conference Evaluation Survey, which was sent to all 2023 participants.  With 111 respondents, we use your responses to work on making our conferences better in the future.  Click here to review the 2023 CATA Conference Evaluation Survey Results.

Your newly Elected 2024 Board of Directors are:

President – Becky Fischer (Douglas County)
1st Vice President – Jacob Steffensmeier (Mesa County)
2nd Vice President – Katrina McLeland (Douglas County)
Secretary – Jesse Bequette (Arapahoe County)
Treasurer – Danielle Simpson (Boulder County)
Board Member – Todd Enyeart (Douglas County)
Board Member – Jordan Larsen (Routt County)
Board Member – Jenny Wright (Summit County)