A big thanks to the Appraisal Institute – Greater Oregon Chapter for hosting the January 20, 2017 seminar entitled “Preparing Appraisals for Condemnation Assignments, and How to Improve Skills as an Expert Witness.” I was honored to present the day-long seminar alongside Don Palmer, MAI, of Appraisal & Consulting Group LLC. Don is one of the deans of condemnation appraisers in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, and a true gentleman. We had a great turnout, a wealth of questions and comments, and much positive feedback. I look forward to future opportunities to work with this great group of appraisers. Finally, a special thank you to Vicki Champ, the Chapter’s executive director. Vicki is a pleasure to work with and a true professional.