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
Al Heron, 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 MOS (Cities)
Walter Streelasky MOS (Cities)
Barry Elderkin MOS (Towns)
Bruce Fidler MOS (Towns)
Mike Strachan MOS (Villages)
Dale Domeij MOS (Villages)
Lee Finishen Municipalities of Sask. (MOS)
Doug Allen Provincial Assoc. of Resort Communities of Sask. (PARCS)
Marla Walton Sask. School Boards Assoc. (SSBA)
Mindy Olm Sask. Assessment Appraisers' Assoc. (SAAA)
Observers  
Kelly Munce Ministry of Government Relations
Jean-Marc Nadeau Municipalities of Sask. (MOS)
Brian Hicke Sask. School Boards Assoc. (SSBA)
Rodney Audette Urban Municipal Administrators Assoc. of Sask. (UMAS)
Irwin Blank, CEO SAMA
Administrative Support  
Kevin Groat, Committee Secretary SAMA
Betty Rogers SAMA Administration
Gord Senz 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
Fraser Tolmie City of Moose Jaw
Vanessa Vaughan City of Prince Albert
Greg Dion (interim) City of Prince Albert
Joel Murray City of Regina
Steve Ward (interim) City of Regina
Darcy Huisman City of Saskatoon
Bev Dubois City of Saskatoon
Michael Kehler City of Swift Current
Gordon Barnhart Municipalities of Sask. (MOS)
Eric Bloch-Hansen Sask. School Boards Assoc. (SSBA)
Andrew Workman Sask. Assessment Appraisers' Assoc. (SAAA)
Observers  
Elissa Aitken Ministry of Government Relations
Ron Boechler Sask. School Boards Assoc. (SSBA)
Jean-Marc Nadeau Municipalities of Sask. (MOS)
Brenda Hendrickson City of Moose Jaw
Vacant City of Prince Albert
Debra Bryden City of Regina
Mike Voth City of Saskatoon
Irwin Blank SAMA CEO
Administrative Support  
Shaun Cooney, Committee Secretary SAMA
Kevin Groat SAMA Assessment Services
Betty Rogers SAMA Administration
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)
Murray Purcell SAMA Board Member (Rural)
Myron Knafelc SAMA Board Chair (ex officio)
Jim Angus SAMA Board Member
Jeannie DeRochers SARM Division 1
Delbert Schmidt SARM Division 2
Troy Heggestad SARM Division 3
Roman Charko SARM Division 4
Wade Sira SARM Division 5
Kim Herbst (interim) SARM Division 6
Judy Harwood (interim) Sask. Assoc. of Rural Municipalities (SARM)
Garry Dixon Provincial Assoc. of Resort Communities of Sask. (PARCS)
Tim Weinbender Sask. School Boards Assoc. (SSBA)
Frances Simonson Sask. Assessment Appraisers' Assoc. (SAAA)
Observers  
Melissa Mcloy Ministry of Government Relations
Jay Meyer Sask. Assoc. of Rural Municipalities (SARM)
Scott Sander Sask. School Boards Assoc. (SSBA)
Mike Wirges Rural Municipal Administrators Assoc. of Sask. (RMAAS)
Irwin Blank SAMA, CEO
Administrative Support  
Kim Hardy, Committee Secretary SAMA
Todd Treslan SAMA Assessment Services
Betty Rogers SAMA Administration
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
Al Heron SAMA Board Member (Urban)
Murray Purcell SAMA Board Member (Rural)
Jim Angus SAMA Board Member
Myron Knafelc SAMA Board Chair (ex officio)
Vacant Regina Downtown Business Improvement District
Rob Lawrence Assoc. of Saskatchewan Realtors
Kevin Johnson Assoc. of Saskatchewan Realtors
Vacant Sask. Chamber of Commerce
John Hopkins Regina & District Chamber of Commerce
Jennifer Henshaw Canadian Federation of Independent Business
Chris Johnson Building Owners and Managers Assoc.
Ian Magdiak Canadian Property Tax Assoc.
Jim Bence Sask. Hotel and Hospitality Assoc.
Barry Wiebe National Golf Course Owners Assoc., Saskatchewan Chapter
Shawn Graham Inland Terminal Assoc. of Canada
Reg Hinz Western Grain Elevator Assoc. Tax Committee
Kirk Wasylik Canadian Energy Pipeline Assoc.
Aaron Miller Canadian Assoc. of Petroleum Producers
Darwin Collins Sask. Mining Assoc.
Corinne Li Railway Association of Canada
Susan Quiring 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
Vacant Ministry of Economy
Ken Dueck Tourism Saskatchewan
Chad Boyko Sask. Municipal Board
Robert Rolfe Canadian Assoc. of Petroleum Producers
Siân Pascoe Canadian Assoc. of Petroleum Producers
Steve Ward (interim) City of Regina
Darcy Huisman City of Saskatoon
Vanessa Vaughan City of Prince Albert
Brenda Hendrickson City of Moose Jaw
Michael Kehler City of Swift Current
Rod Weins SARM
Irwin Blank SAMA CEO
Administrative Support  
Darwin Kanius, Committee Secretary SAMA
Todd Treslan SAMA Assessment Services
Betty Rogers SAMA Administration
Gord Senz SAMA Quality Assurance