Originally Posted By: gromicko
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…I’d like to clear the air regarding the efforts of Joe Farsetta over the past three years at NACHI. Joe has come to the assistance of NACHI members and non-members, clients, educators, REALTORs, and legislators for a long while. He started and chairs our Ethics and Standards of Practice Committee. His team crafted our current COE, and works to keep our SOP superior to other organizations, and assures NACHI stays well ahead of changes in the industry. Joe is extremely dedicated, and is as honest as anyone can imagine.
Joe has been following legislative efforts and actions in NY for the past 3 years. He has lobbied for NACHI in the past, and has worked to defeat restrictive legislation in the State. He was not alone, as Dan Osborne was also involved in many meetings with State representatives. When Joe speaks of legislation for Home Inspectors in NY, he speaks from 1st hand experience having working relationships with those steering the boat. Joe also runs a local NY NACHI Chapter and maintains nynachi.org.
Despite all that, there is some confusion as to what role Joe plays in NACHI. Aside from Chairing the Committee he currently does, Joe also is the Director of Professional Development. Education comes under that group, and Joe decides much of the policies NACHI is currntly developing regarding things such as a more formal approval process for NACHI education seal usage and convention education. Joe also heads up our Alternate Dispute Resolution Service. Hell, he is more involved in NACHI than I ever was.
Anyway, I trust that this post has helped to clear the waters, so to speak. We have some dedicated NACHI volunteers doing a lot of work for the organization. They have been at the helm of many projects for a long while and like many of us, need a break. They all do a great job. All thankless. To that end, we need Joe to stay the course and continue to battle for us. He has the scars to prove it.
Joe, your break is over...please stay on.
Personally... Joe and I are the best of friends... we're almost like an old married couple... and so like an old married couple... we sometimes fight, and one of us sleeps on the couch for a few nights until we work it out.
I much prefer email to private messages.