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)
Marla Walton 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)
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 Dionne City of Prince Albert
Jason Mancinelli City of Regina
Steve Ward  City of Regina
Bryce Trew City of Saskatoon
Bev Dubois City of Saskatoon
Michael Kehler City of Swift Current
Roger Hayward Sask. Urban Municipalities Assoc. (SUMA)
Eric Bloch-Hansen Sask. School Boards Assoc. (SSBA)
Rebecca Schultz Sask. Assessment Appraisers' Assoc. (SAAA)
Observers  
Rod Nasewich Ministry of Government Relations
Ron Boechler 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
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)
Richard Marleau SAMA Board Member (Rural)
Myron Knafelc SAMA Board Chair (ex officio)
Jim Angus SAMA Board Member
Robin Thompson SARM Division 1
Sacha Martens SARM Division 2
Troy Heggestad SARM Division 3
Norm Hall SARM Division 4
Maurice Werezak SARM Division 5
Kim Herbst  SARM Division 6
Judy Harwood Sask. Assoc. of Rural Municipalities (SARM)
Garry Dixon Provincial Assoc. of Resort Communities of Sask. (PARCS)
Tim Weinbender Sask. School Boards Assoc. (SSBA)
Jeff Sedor Sask. Assessment Appraisers' Assoc. (SAAA)
Observers  
Veiniesha Thompson Ministry of Government Relations
Jay Meyer Sask. Assoc. of Rural Municipalities (SARM)
Scott Sander Sask. School Boards Assoc. (SSBA)
Barry Hvidston 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
Randy Goulden (interim) SAMA Board Member (Urban)
Richard Marleau (interim) 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 Assoc. of Saskatchewan Realtors
Kevin Johnson Assoc. of Saskatchewan Realtors
Darren Bird Sask. Chamber of Commerce
John Hopkins Regina & District Chamber of Commerce
Jennifer Henshaw Canadian Federation of Independent Business
Wendy Kopeck 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
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 Economy
Ken Dueck 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
Vacant 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