Committees

Unless noted below, all committee assignmnets are for a one year term.

AWARDS COMMITTEE
ONE YEAR TERM — Meets 2-3 times a year as needed
Responsible for criteria, guidelines and selection of Association awards recipients. Maximum of 22 members (to include past two-year recipients of REALTOR® of the Year, Most Cooperative REALTORS®, Humanitarian of the Year and Rising Star of the Year. No more than 3 from one company may serve. REALTOR® Members Only

EDUCATION & PROFITABILITY COMMITTEE
ONE YEAR TERM — Meets as needed
Responsible of providing general educational programs and projects, including cooperating with other local, state and national associations; works closely with all other committees to facilitate education of the membership. REALTOR® Members Only

GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE
THREE YEAR TERM — Meets as needed
Act as a ‘grand jury’ to determine disposition of complaints, whether to be heard as an ethics or an arbitration hearing, or to be dismissed as inappropriate of further consideration.  Must be appointed by the President. REALTOR® Members Only.

PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS COMMITTEE
ONE YEAR TERM — Meets as needed for hearings
Responsible for the enforcement of the Code of Ethics and training of the members of the Committee to prepare them to serve on hearing panels. Training of the Association’s mediators to assure continuance of the mediation process as an alternative to arbitration. To assist Education Committee with training of general membership in areas of Professional Standards. Must agree to annual training, prior to serving on hearing panels. REALTOR® Members Only

RISK MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
ONE YEAR TERM — Meets monthly or as needed
Works closely with the legal community to keep members informed of current legal practices in the real estate market. Recommends risk reduction practices to the Association. Also responsible for reviewing and evaluating all Association documents e.g. purchase, listing agreements, property condition disclosure, etc. REALTOR® Members Only

YPN – YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORK ADVISORY COMMITTEE
ONE YEAR TERM — Meets monthly or as needed
Appointed by President for one year terms. Available to REALTORS and Affiliate members but Chair must be a REALTOR. Makes decisions on YPN involvement in education, communication and networking projects. YPN helps young real estate professionals excel in their careers by giving them the tools and encouragement to become involved in four core areas: REALTOR® associations, Real estate industry, Peers, Community. REALTOR® & Affiliate Members

SOCIAL COMMITTEE
ONE YEAR TERM — Meets 3-5 times a year as needed
Plans and coordinates social events of the Association, including but not limited to: Spring Party, Christmas Party and Installation & Awards Ceremony. Responsible for coordinating and oversight the annual REALTOR® Expo, including but not limited to selecting education topics andspeakers for educational sessions, soliciting exhibitors, and contracting with a facility, service provider and caterer. This Task Force is comprised of several members of the Education and Social Committees appointed by the President, as well as volunteersREALTOR® & Affiliate Members

REALTOR® IMAGE & PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE
ONE YEAR TERM — Meets monthly or as needed
Increase awareness among the public and the real estate profession of the value of REALTORS; internally enhance communications with members. REALTOR® Members Only

MLS COMMITTEE
THREE YEAR TERM — Meets monthly or as needed
Policy body overseeing the operation of the GBRAR Multiple Listing Service. Only nine members, majority must be MLS Participants (Brokers). No more than three (3) can concurrenlty server on the Board of Directors, and no more than two (2) may serve from the same firm. Subscribers (agents) must receive written permission from their Participant to serve.

GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE
ONE YEAR TERM — Meets monthly or as needed
Responsible for monitoring activities of local City Council’s, Planning Commission’s, and other governmental entities which could impact real estate and private property rights, and keep membership informed of the Association’s position on same. Establish rapport with council members, state and federal legislators and work with Homeowner Associations. Responsible for making policy recommendations to the Board of Directors. Responsible for encouraging participation in political activities, including contributing to LARPAC. Inform and educate membership on legislative issues before they are called upon to vote, or lobby legislators. REALTOR® Members Only

COMMUNITY FUNDING ADVISORY GROUP
ONE YEAR TERM — Meets 2-3 times a year as needed
Responsible for working closely with the B.R. Area Foundation to determine which community organizations and programs to fund (specifically economic development, housing and public education) with voluntary community service contributions. REALTOR® Members Only

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