TAF Diversity & Inclusion Subcommittee
TAF president Dave Bunton has made it a point in the last two monthly newsletters to mention TAF created a “Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee” which is great if it actually accomplishes something.
The Appraisal Foundation Board of Trustees added a Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee in April of this year, one month before the death of George Floyd, which highlighted some of the inequities experienced by Black Americans.
The thing is, the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) hasn’t had a minority member and only 3 women in decades of existence.
I really hope that this subcommittee is more than just window-dressing. Adding diversity to the AQB that is short 2 members, could be accomplished in weeks, not annual board cycles.
Abraham Lincoln was the first to say “actions speak louder than words.”
TAF Newsletter: Still Saying They Were Justified Applying For PPP
From Appraisal Foundation Newsletter – a letter from president Dave Bunton who can’t stop talking about returning PPP after it came to light.
Like all organizations across the United States, the early months of the pandemic were full of economic uncertainty. Out of an abundance of caution, The Appraisal Foundation applied for and received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan. As the economy stabilized, it became clear that we would not need the PPP funds, so we have paid off the money we received.
It’s not transparency when someone has to keep justifying their actions.