Meeting Notice on Appraisals to be held in Rapid City, SD on Sept. 1, 2011. Please attend and share this information

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND: GPTCA , BIA and OST to Host Important Appraisals Conference

The Great Plains Tribal Chairman's Association is pleased to announce an important meeting on Appraisals in Indian Country. The Meeting will take place at the Best Western Ramkota on Sept. 1, 2011 starting at 8:00 AM. To 5:00 PM. The GPTCA will host the meeting along with Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Office of Special Trustee (OST) A Block of rooms has been reserved at a special Government rate, just ask for the Appraisals Conference. See draft agenda below.

The GPTCA has been working on this Appraisal Meeting for several months in response to the many Tribal requests and concerns on the issue of appraisals. As you know, the Tribes in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountain Region possess the largest trust land holding in the United States next to Navajo. The Great Plains Region has the most fractionized land holdings of any Region. The process of appraisals plays a significant role in what happens on trust land. Both the OST and BIA are involved in the process of conducting appraisals so both representing organizations will be present to discuss the current appraisal process and any solutions for streamlining efforts.

Tribal leaders, Tribal Councils, Land staff and Land Owners are encouraged to attend and discuss the successes, challenges and recommendations for the Appraisal Process. This is an opportune time for tribal leaders to prepare for the pending $1.9 Trust Land settlement.

Save the Date
Aug. 30, 2011~Round Table Meeting with Ann Ferro, Administrator of Fed. Motor Carrier Safety Administration. US Dept. Of Transportation.
Sept. 9, 2011~ GPTCA Meeting, Bismarck Civic Center, Bismarck, ND. In conjunction with Coalition of Large Tribes. (COLT) During the United Tribes Technical College Summit and Annual Inter-National Powwow.
Sept. 9, 2011~COLT Meeting, Civic Center, Bismarck, ND Sept. 27-28, 2011~GPTCA-BIA-CORPS, Missouri River Water Meeting. Ramkota, Rapid City, SD


Thursday, September 1, 2011

8:00 AM to 8:30 AM Welcome Remarks, Opening Prayer? Gay Kingman, Executive Director
Introductions GPTCA
Tribal Chairman

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Review Agenda - OAS General Information Iris Crisman,
Deputy Director, OAS

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM BIA- Administrative Processing of an Appraisal Request Jim Geffre, BIA-GPRO Regional
Realty Officer
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM BREAK

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM OAS - Technical Processing of an Appraisal Request: Iris Crisman
Summary of a Real Estate Appraisal and Appraisal Review Deputy Director, OAS
Processes and Requirements

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM OAS-Great Plains Regional Office (GPRO)-
Overview of the Regional Appraisal & Geoff Oliver, Regional
Operations & Workload Status Report Supervisory Appraiser (RSA),
12:15 PM - 1:15PM LUNCH

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM OAS-Rocky Mountain Regional Office (RMRO) -
Overview of the Regional Appraisal & Kim Klostermeier, Regional
Operations & Workload Status Report Supervisory Appraiser (RSA),
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM Office of Minerals Evaluations (OME)-
Overview of Services & Process Robert Davidoff, Chief, OME

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM BREAK

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Appraisal Tribal Shares Diane Johnson, Program Analyst
Office of External Affairs (OEA)
4:30 PM - 4:45 PM BIA/OEA/OME/OAS Panel- Q&A

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM Closing Ceremony