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Michael Olson

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Michael Olson
Memorial Scholarship

More about Mike

For this scholarship, CCAP will consider appraisers employed by a WSATA member state who are seeking or maintaining a Unitary Appraisal Certification.


Each year we award one scholarship to cover registration fees for one of the following: WSATA course 100, 101, or 102.

Mike left a legacy of hard work, dedication to his profession, and the desire to never stop learning.

In 1991, Mike started at the Oregon Department of Revenue (Department) and in 1994 he became an appraiser—he appraised for the rest of his life.


Mike’s accomplishments at the Department and other organizations are lasting.

In 2004, Mike started instructing at the WSATA School in Logan, Utah, where he taught the Basic Income Approach course.


Mike was integral to the 2009 rewrite of the WSATA Handbook.


Mike participated in two panel discussions at the Wichita State University Conference on Unitary Valuation.


He used to say that he created all these solutions because he was basically lazy, but we all know better. Mike was busy, creative, and focused on process improvement!


Mike was the father of two grown sons, Thomas and Mitch, who both serve in the US Army. He was also a grandfather to four grandchildren. They were his pride and joy!

WSATA-CCAP honors Mike’s legacy with this scholarship.



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