Advisory Committees

In accordance with The Assessment Management Agency Act, the Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency maintains a number of advisory committees to review policies and practices respecting assessment and make recommendations to the board concerning these policies and practices.

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Advisory Committees

In accordance with The Assessment Management Agency Act, the Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency maintains a number of advisory committees to:

  • review policies and practices respecting assessment; and
  • make recommendations to the board concerning these policies and practices.

Urban Advisory Committee

The Urban Advisory Committee is responsible for urban and northern municipalities, excluding cities with a population exceeding 30,000. 

Members Representing
Randy Goulden, Committee Chair SAMA Board Member (Urban)
Dawn Luhning SAMA Board Member
Audrey Trombley SAMA Board Member
Myron Knafelc SAMA Board Chair (ex officio)
Kevin Tooley SUMA (Cities)
Walter Streelasky SUMA (Cities)
Bryan Matheson SUMA (Towns)
Bruce Fidler SUMA (Towns)
Mike Strachan SUMA (Villages)
Jamie Brandrick SUMA (Villages)
April Phillips Sask. Urban Municipalities Assoc. (SUMA)
Doug Allen Provincial Assoc. of Resort Communities of Sask. (PARCS)
Brian Hicke Sask. School Boards Assoc. (SSBA)
Norma Hewitt-Lendrum Sask. Assessment Appraisers' Assoc. (SAAA)
Observers  
Kelly Munce Ministry of Government Relations
Jean-Marc Nadeau Sask. Urban Municipalities Assoc. (SUMA)
Christa-Ann Willems Sask. School Boards Assoc. (SSBA)
Kelly Hoare Urban Municipal Administrators Assoc. of Sask. (UMAAS)
Betty Rogers SAMA CEO
Administrative Support  
Kevin Groat, Committee Secretary SAMA
Karlo Simonson SAMA Quality Assurance

City Advisory Committee

The City Advisory Committee is responsible for cities with a population exceeding 30,000 (Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon).

Members Representing
Dawn Luhning, Committee Chair SAMA Board Member (Cities)
Myron Knafelc SAMA Board Chair (ex officio)
John Wagner SAMA Board Member
Jim Puffalt City of Moose Jaw
Clive Tolley City of Moose Jaw
Vanessa Vaughan City of Prince Albert
Greg Dionne City of Prince Albert
Jason Mancinelli City of Regina
Steve Ward  City of Regina
Darren Hill City of Saskatoon
Bev Dubois City of Saskatoon
Michael Kehler City of Swift Current
Al Bridal City of Swift Current
Vacant Sask. Urban Municipalities Assoc. (SUMA)
Suzanne Zwarych Sask. School Boards Assoc. (SSBA)
Rebecca Schultz Sask. Assessment Appraisers' Assoc. (SAAA)
Observers  
Rod Nasewich Ministry of Government Relations
Crystal Froese Sask. School Boards Assoc. (SSBA)
Jean-Marc Nadeau Sask. Urban Municipalities Assoc. (SUMA)
Brenda Hendrickson City of Moose Jaw
Dale Braitenbach City of Prince Albert
Tanya Mills City of Regina
Bryce Trew City of Saskatoon
Vacant City of Swift Current
Betty Rogers SAMA CEO
Administrative Support  
Dallas Pitt, Committee Secretary SAMA
Kevin Groat SAMA Assessment Services
Karlo Simonson SAMA Quality Assurance

Rural Advisory Committee

The Rural Advisory Committee is responsible for rural municipalities.

Members Representing
John Wagner, Committee Chair SAMA Board Member (Rural)
Richard Marleau SAMA Board Member (Rural)
Myron Knafelc SAMA Board Chair (ex officio)
Jim Angus SAMA Board Member
Robin Thompson Sask. Assoc. of Rural Municipalities (SARM) Division 1
Sacha Martens Sask. Assoc. of Rural Municipalities (SARM) Division 2
Shawn Kramer Sask. Assoc. of Rural Municipalities (SARM) Division 3
Norm Hall Sask. Assoc. of Rural Municipalities (SARM) Division 4
Maurice Werezak Sask. Assoc. of Rural Municipalities (SARM) Division 5
Kim Herbst  Sask. Assoc. of Rural Municipalities (SARM) Division 6
Judy Harwood Sask. Assoc. of Rural Municipalities (SARM)
Garry Dixon Provincial Assoc. of Resort Communities of Sask. (PARCS)
Janet Kotylak Sask. School Boards Assoc. (SSBA)
Jeff Sedor Sask. Assessment Appraisers' Assoc. (SAAA)
Observers  
Veniesha Thompson Ministry of Government Relations
Jay Meyer Sask. Assoc. of Rural Municipalities (SARM)
Douglas Armbruster Sask. School Boards Assoc. (SSBA)
Barry Hvidston Rural Municipal Administrators Assoc. of Sask. (RMAAS)
Betty Rogers SAMA, CEO
Administrative Support  
Kim Hardy, Committee Secretary SAMA
Todd Treslan SAMA Assessment Services
Karlo Simonson SAMA Quality Assurance

Commercial Advisory Committee

The Commercial Advisory Committee is responsible for reviewing policies and practices respecting assessment, especially as they relate to commercial property.

Members Representing
Audrey Trombley, Committee Chair SAMA Board Member
Randy Goulden  SAMA Board Member (Urban)
Richard Marleau  SAMA Board Member (Rural)
Jim Angus SAMA Board Member
Myron Knafelc SAMA Board Chair (ex officio)
Anna Gardikiotis Regina Downtown Business Improvement District
Noel Geremia Sask. Realtors© Assoc.
Ed Bobiash Sask. Realtors© Assoc.
Darren Bird Sask. Chamber of Commerce
Tony Playter Regina & District Chamber of Commerce
Vacant Canadian Federation of Independent Business
Wendy Kopeck Building Owners and Managers Assoc.
Ian Magdiak Canadian Property Tax Assoc.
Jim Bence Hospitality Saskatchewan
Cameron Johnson National Golf Course Owners Assoc., Saskatchewan Chapter
Monty Reich Inland Terminal Assoc. of Canada
Reg Hinz Western Grain Elevator Assoc. Tax Committee
Kirk Wasylik Canadian Energy Pipeline Assoc.
Mark Pinney Canadian Assoc. of Petroleum Producers
Darwin Collins Sask. Mining Assoc.
Corinne Li Railway Association of Canada
Rebecca Schultz Sask. Assessment Appraisers' Assoc. (SAAA)
Grace Muzyka Sask. Assoc. of the Appraisal Institute of Canada
Ken Patsula Public Works and Government Services Canada
Observers  
Abayomi Akintola Ministry of Government Relations
Kareen Holtby Ministry of Trade and Export Development
Amy McInnis Tourism Saskatchewan
Chad Boyko Sask. Municipal Board
Suzanne Clarke Public Works and Government Services Canada
Siân Pascoe Canadian Assoc. of Petroleum Producers
Steve Ward  City of Regina
Bryce Trew City of Saskatoon
Vanessa Vaughan City of Prince Albert
Brenda Hendrickson City of Moose Jaw
Michael Kehler City of Swift Current
Alicia Bay Sask. Assoc. of Rural Municipalities (SARM)
Betty Rogers SAMA CEO
Administrative Support  
Darwin Kanius, Committee Secretary SAMA
Todd Treslan SAMA Assessment Services
Karlo Simonson SAMA Quality Assurance