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BOD Meeting Minutes 2/12/2020

Friday, February 14, 2020

North Dakota Appraisers Association

 Board of Directors Meeting

Conference Call

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Meeting was called to order by President Bill Gion at 3:00 pm, CST

Present: President: Bill Gion, Secretary/Treasurer: Rhonda Knudson, Past President, Joe Ibach.  Board Members: Patricia Hodenfield,  Wade Becker, Nick Duchscher, Membership Chairman, Dean Rylander,  Executive Secretary: Debbie Ellerton, Advisor, Craig Steinley.  Not present: Board Members, Kathy Berry & Ross Berg, President-Elect, Joe Sumers

The agenda was presented for the meeting. The agenda was approved as presented.


Strategic Plan Meeting in Medora, August 13 & 14th.  This was reviewed and comments were solicited from the Events committee members and an agenda is forthcoming. 

Wade Becker gave a report on the Tribal appraisal contact that was made.  There has been no response to date.


Government Relations: Joe Ibach, Chair

Presentation of Committee Purpose & Goal Statement.

Discussion of the Temporary Waiver Request, Legislative Agenda, Evaluations, Hybrid/Bifurcated Appraisals, and Diminimus Increase.  A motion was made at the November 20, 2019 meeting to contribute $2500 to the Diminimus Increase legal effort, but this did not come to fruition, so that money will not be used to fund that effort. 

Bylaws and Policy Committee: Rhonda Knudson, Chair

Presentation of Committee Purpose & Goal Statement

There was a report and update on the work on the proposed changes to the Bylaws for 2020. 

Finance Committee: Joe Sumers, Chair

Presentation of Committee Purpose & Goal Statement

Debbie Ellerton gave the financial report in the Chairman’s absence.  Motion (Patty Hodenfield) to approve the current financial report.  Nick Duchscher seconded.  Motion carried.

Motion (Joe Ibach) to make a policy change for the Executive Secretary and the Secretary/Treasurer to be the only signatories on the checking account.  Wade Becker seconded.  Motion carried.

Marketing and Public Relations: Wade Becker, Chair

Presentation of Committee Purpose & Goal Statement

Corporate Memberships are being established and will be added to the membership opportunities. 

Website Committee: Ross Berg, Chair

Presentation of Committee Purpose & Goal Statement

Debbie Ellerton, in the absence of the Chairman, gave an update on the website updates and any troubleshooting that has come up with membership renewals.

Education Committee: Kathy Berry, Chair

No report – there was some discussion on Upcoming Spring Class Offering.

Membership Committee: Dean Rylander, Chair

Presentation of Committee Purpose & Goal Statement

Report and updates on Membership & recruiting, Election update, & Associate Membership. 

Motion (Rhonda Knudson) that Membership dues are due by December 31st of each calendar year and if not paid by March 31st of the following year, that member’s profile will be removed from the website.  Motion was seconded by Nick Duchscher.  Motion carried.

Events Committee: Patty Hodenfield, Chair

Presentation of Committee Purpose & Goal Statement

Update on the upcoming November 2020 Annual Conference at the Ramkota in Bismarck on November 18th thru 20th. 

Update on the November 17-19, 2021 Annual Conference at the Doubletree in West Fargo.

Motion (Joe Ibach) to accept all of the Committee Reports.  Patty Hodenfield seconded.  Motion carried.



Next Meeting: TBD

Motion (Patty Hodenfield) to adjourn the meeting.  Nick Duchscher seconded.  Motion carried.  Meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Rhonda Knudson Secretary/Treasurer, NDAA

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