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Spring Chapter Meeting and Understanding the Impact of Casinos on Massachusetts Communities
May 21, 2019
Local Area Topics
Fort Point Room @ Atlantic Wharf
280 Congress Street
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Massachusetts and Rhode Island
Lianne C. Andreucci
The Massachusetts and Rhode Island Chapter of the Appraisal Institute is pleased to welcome officials from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission as well as representatives from Springfield and Plainridge Massachusetts, two casino host communities. Presentations will include an overview of the law and impacts expected from the new industry. There will also be a review of the process of selecting host and surrounding communities and ongoing community mitigation. Finally, there will be a presentation from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission's Director of Research who will discuss the commission's public research work and focus to assess casino impacts on critical issues.
• Bruce Stebbins, Massachusetts Gaming Commissioner (MGC)
• John Ziemba - MGC Ombudsman
• Edward Pikula - City Solicitor, Springfield, MA
• Richard Allen - Chairman of the Board of Assessors, Springfield, MA
• Jennifer Thompson - Town Administrator, Plainville, MA
• Maureen Clarke - Principal Assessor, Plainville MA
• Mark Vander Linden - MGC Director of Research and Responsible Gaming
Registration Information - Reservations are on a first come, first serve basis. Only those reservations that include full payment will be considered. Space is not guaranteed for those who register after the registration deadline. Priority is given to students enrolling for more than one course. Seating is limited and sessions may fill quickly. Register early. Students without materials may not take the course. A minimum enrollment is required to be able to offer these courses. We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule this course if a minimum enrollment is not met. If the course is cancelled, you will be notified and given a full refund. Consequently, we do not recommend purchasing non-refundable airline tickets. All cancellations must be submitted in writing. Confirmed students should not assume that cancellation has been granted until a confirmation has been received. Other Information If you have a disability and require accommodation, please notify the chapter office at least two weeks in advance and we will arrange for reasonable accommodation. We reserve the rights to cancel, limit, or reschedule the course and to change faculty assignments and facility locations at any time. APPRAISER QUALIFICATION HOURS & ATTENDANCE POLICY The Appraisal Institute enforces attendance requirements mandated by state licensing and certification regulatory agencies. The Appraisal Institute issues certificates for state certification/licensing or state continuing education credit that verify successful completion and attendance of 100% with your grade notification letter. One hundred percent (100%) attendance is required for all Appraisal Institute education programs. Credit and a course completion certificate can only be issued by attending 100% of the course. Please plan accordingly and be on time as late arrival or leaving early could jeopardize your receiving a certificate of attendance. Makeup of missed sessions is not allowed. Disability - If you have a disability and may require some accommodation, please notify the chapter office in writing at least two weeks in advance of each course and we will arrange for reasonable accommodation.
Program materials will be picked up at the site.
The Fort Point Room @ the Atlantic Wharf
290 Congress Street, 2nd Floor
Registration: 11:45 am
Lunch and Business Meeting: 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
CE Program: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Please be prepared to give your name and show some form of identification. . This program is approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Appraisal Institute for two hours of continuing education credit.
Applications have been sent to the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Real Estate Appraisers and the States of New Hampshire and Rhode Island. It is the discretion of the Boards to approve, disapprove and/or reduce the amount of CE credit for the course. If you are licensed in other states, please contact Lianne Andreucci at 781-397-8922.
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