TAF Diversity & Inclusion Subcommittee

TAF Diversity & Inclusion SubcommitteeTAF 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.

Jonathan Miller
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Jonathan Miller

Jonathan Miller

Jonathan Miller is President and CEO of Miller Samuel Inc., a real estate appraisal and consulting firm he co-founded in 1986. He is a state-certified real estate appraiser in New York and Connecticut, performing court testimony as an expert witness in various local, state and federal courts.

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5 Responses

  1. Avatar Scott says:

    To be honest, I’ve way more important things on my plate than worrying about diversity from this organization.

  2. Avatar nick says:

    No one cares at this organization and I think it’s pretty evident to anyone watching from the outside. Lots of back patting and self-congratulating. Talk is cheap though, isn’t it?….

    Perhaps they’ll prove people wrong.

    Just more political correctness without any true intentions behind it.

    Nick (he/him/his).

  3. Avatar Julio E. Sune, Jr says:


    It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies.

    Will something be accomplished???? Time will tell….

  4. Steven Kibsey on Twitter Steven Kibsey on Twitter says:

    And the madness continues!!

  5. Avatar ej says:

    This corrupt organization needs to be shut down!!


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TAF Diversity & Inclusion Subcommittee

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