The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board opens each meeting with a “mission moment,” where Board members reflect on their Board service. At the February meeting, Paola Escalante-Castillo shared her motivation for joining the Board and her passion for the work.
The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board opens each meeting with a “mission moment,” where one Board member reflects on what it means to them to be a part of the Board or shares their motivation. At the November meeting, Mark McAnally shared his thoughts on TALCB, recalling his years of experience on the Board:
Happy October to all of you! I hope this message finds you well. I am grateful that the weather seems to be changing a bit so that we can get outside and enjoy.
The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) is pleased to announce the launch of the TALCB complaint portal. This simple-to-use tool allows consumers to file complaints directly on the TALCB website. It also allows consumers to check the status of their complaints online. In addition, it integrates backend efficiencies for staff, which decreases complaint processing times. The complaint portal is located on the Filing a Complaint page of the TALCB website.
Greetings to each of you. I hope you were able to celebrate Independence Day earlier this month with your friends and family and had a wonderful time doing so.
Appraiser Evaluations Bill
During the 87th Texas Legislative Session this spring, the appraiser “evaluations bill” or HB 2533 was passed. This bill could impact the way some appraisers conduct their work. The Board and staff are currently working on a full overview of the bill and guidelines for license holders. This bill had an effective date of June 14, 2021, more to come soon.
At the May Board meeting, Public member Claton Black shared his thoughts on his time with the Board and the Board's mission. His "Mission Moment" is below:
Fifteen years ago, I moved back to Texas. I wanted to be a part of the community and get involved at the local and state level. I applied for leadership roles in my area and also at the state level. I was fortunate enough to be appointed to the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board eight years ago. I now have two years left serving with this fantastic group of public servants.
Complete Your Renewal before Memorial Day
As I think about the 6,000 appraisers in the state of Texas, I find myself hopeful that you all have been able to stay safe and persevere through these last 12 months. I am cautiously optimistic that we are heading into the final phase of this challenging time and that brighter days are ahead. I look forward to the day that I can come to your part of the state, meet you all in person and hear from you directly.
AUSTIN, TX – The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) is pleased to announce the reappointment of Chance Bolton and Martha Gayle Reid Lynch and the appointment of Paola E. Castillo to the Board, with terms set to expire January 31, 2027. Additionally, Lisa J. Rodriguez and John H. Eichelberger, III have been reappointed to the TALCB Appraisal Management Companies Advisory Committee for a term set to expire January 31, 2023.
AUSTIN, TX - The Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board (TALCB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Julia Hayes and the reappointment of David Mentesana to the Appraisal Management Company (AMC) Advisory Committee with terms to expire in January 2022. The Vice-Chair of TALCB, Martha Gayle Reid Lynch, will continue to serve as the chair of the AMC Advisory Committee. This committee advises the Board on all matters related to the regulation of Appraisal Management Companies.