Jim Trussas Award

Andy Anderson from the Central Valley Chapter is the recepient of the 2019 Trussas Award!

Why Andy?

Andy Anderson is a national expert on manufactured homes and has spent the past 20 years teaching the rest of us how to appraise them. Andy worked closely with the REAA School to expand awareness of REAA and introduce new areas of California to what REAA has to offer. He  He was a founder of the Central Valley chapter and has served on the REAA Corporate Board. Andy will be missed as he moves to Arizona to be a senior reviewer with the VA. Good luck Andy!

Andy receiving the Trussas Award from Vicki Keeler

Past Recepients

Trussas Award Winners
2010 Tinna Morlatt and Bill McKnight

Corina Rollins

2012 Ken Hunsinger
2013 Vicki Keeler
2014 Jim Bellavance
2015 Don Machholz
2016 Phyllis Hess
2017 Ryan Lundquist
2018 Denis DeSaix

Why the Jim Trussas Award?

The Jim Trussas Commerative plaque is awarded to the appraiser that has given back to our industry and set the high standards that REAA aspires to. This award is given annually.  The Jim Trussas Award is in honor of REAA’s first president.  The Sacramento Chapter remembers Jim as the guy that always wore the tie.  He was a true professional who represented our industry with the highest standards.  Jim lived in Redding and drove 3 hours each month to the dinner meetings in Sacramento.  Although his daughter lived in Sacramento and he would visit her, he also made time to visit OREA.  He met Greg Harding and John Brenan and over lunches they developed the idea to have REAA offer educational credits for the dinner meetings.

Jim was a true ambassador for REAA.  From Jerry Jolly, Tony Majewski, Bob Clark, and now Jim Martin, REAA has maintained a good working relationship with OREA.  Although Jim Trussas passed away before he could see the opening of more chapters, he was instrumental in their development.  Jim Trussas played a pivotal role in introducing the idea of REAA to future chapter leaders in the North Bay and East Bay.  Victor Valley morphed from Sacramento member Phyllis Hess.