Real Estate Appraiser Commission

Learn about the Real Estate Appraiser Commission members and find public meetings, agendas and minutes.

Mission statement

The purpose of this advisory commission is to provide new insights, solve business problems, and serve as a liaison between appraisal practitioners, the public, and the Department of Licensing.

About the commission

The members of the commission have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Meet at the call of the director or upon its own initiative.
  • Serve as a liaison between licensed appraisers, the public, and the Department of Licensing.
  • Study the Certified Real Estate Appraiser Act (18.140 RCW) and recommend changes to the director or the legislature.

How to serve on the commission

Want to serve on the Real Estate Appraiser Commission? Submit a Real Estate Appraiser Commission application.

Commission members

Below are the current commission members, roles, and term expiration dates.

Member Role Term expires
Scott Biethan, Certified General Chair January 31, 2027
Claire Elston, Certified Residential Vice Chair August 31, 2025
Dean Potter, Certified General Commissioner January 31, 2027
Jay Sporn, Certified Residential Commissioner August 31, 2025
Stan Sidor, Certified General Commissioner January 10, 2026
Denise Stephens, Certified Residential Commissioner January 10, 2026
Vacant Commissioner May 31, 2024

Commission meetings

This is a record of the meeting schedule, agendas, minutes, and materials related to each meeting.

Upcoming meetings

Meeting date and location Agenda, minutes, and other materials

July 18, 2024
10 a.m.
Hybrid meeting

Join the Teams meeting
Meeting ID: 282 650 139 313
Passcode: iiyP9E
Call-in (audio only): 564-999-2000 (Olympia) or 833-322-1218 (Toll Free)
Phone Conference ID: 322 541 854 #

This is a hybrid virtual/in-person meeting. Board members are attending in-person. The public may attend online or in-person. The public can comment through either attendance option. Please contact us at with any questions.

The in-person option is located at:
South Puget Sound Community College, Lacey Campus
4220 6th Avenue SE
Lacey, WA 98503
Map and directions

October 17, 2024
10 a.m.
Virtual meeting

An in-person option is available at the Business and Professions Division located at:
405 Black Lake Blvd
Olympia, WA 98502
Map and directions

Materials posted when available

Past meetings

Meeting date and location Agenda, minutes, and other materials
April 18, 2024
10 a.m.

Virtual meeting
January 18, 2024
10 a.m.

Virtual meeting
October 12, 2023
10 a.m.

Virtual meeting
July 13, 2023 10 a.m.
Virtual meeting
May 16, 2023 10 a.m.
Virtual meeting

To request any of these materials in an alternative format, please see our contact information below.

Need additional help? Here's how to contact us:

call Phone: 360-664-6504
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