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GCAAR

Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors®

Interested in joining a GCAAR committee? Apply here

 

 

Committees

 

Use the application above to apply for a GCAAR committee for 2020. Refer to the dropdown tabs below the application for more information on each committee.

Communications

The Communications Committee reviews and recommends communication methods and contributes content for print and online communications.  

Activities
Members must attend monthly meetings as needed.  “Homework” between meetings may include brainstorming content, reviewing materials, or writing articles. Contact staff liaison Bobette Banks.

Chair: Chris Kearney
Vice Chair: Christina Koch-Garcia

Community Service

The Community Service Committee gives GCAAR members the opportunity to meet, network, and work together on projects that benefit the greater community. With staff, the committee coordinates community service activities and recognizes members who contribute to the community.

Activities
Members must attend meetings and participate in at least one volunteer activity supported by GCAAR. Contact staff liaison Bryan Frantz.

Chair: Karen Friedman
Vice Chair: Leigh Andreasen

 

 
Education

The Education Committee works with GCAAR Education staff to provide members with the resources, education, and training necessary to advance the careers of REALTORS® by suggesting topics and speakers for continuing education and professional development classes.

Activities
1. Together with staff, conduct an evaluation of GCAAR course offerings, create a complete educational catalog, categorize and streamline courses, eliminate duplicate and/or similar courses. Collect, review and develop course outlines.
2. Work with staff to develop a robust instructor evaluation and assessment process – both current instructors, as well as for new/potential instructors.
3. Support staff in identifying holes in educational offerings, provide input and suggestions with new member orientation and retention program.

Contact staff liaison Vika Mitchell.

Chair: Sandra Stewart
Vice Chair: Jessica Olevsky

Forms

The Forms Committee reviews the Association's current forms, makes recommendations or revisions, and creates new forms as needed (determined by market conditions and changing regulations). REALTOR® members must have been in the business since at least January 1, 2017 in order to qualify for the 2020 committee. They must demonstrate extensive experience with GCAAR forms as evidenced by transaction counts over the past three years, or in the case of the broker/manager or team leader/trainer, the number of transactions processed in the office or by the team. Prior experience on another GCAAR committee is preferred but not required. 

Activities
Members must attend monthly meetings. “Homework” between meetings includes extensive reading, proofing, and/or editing forms.Contact staff liaison Katalin Peter.

Chair: Jamie Coley
Vice Chair: Kirsten Williams
Grievance

The Grievance Committee is the Grand Jury for ethics complaints and arbitration requests. The committee reviews documents filed in ethics complaints and arbitration requests and determines whether to forward cases to the Professional Standards Committee for hearings.

Activities
Members must attend monthly meetings for a three-year term. “Homework” between meetings includes reading and analyzing cases filed and attending the professional standards training seminar in January.  Contact staff liaison Yvette Robinson.

Chair: Richard Saunders
Vice Chair: Jonathan Rundlett

 

 


Professional Standards

Professional Standards Committee members sit on hearing panels for cases involving Code of Ethics violations, as well as contractual and specific non-contractual disputes. In order to serve on the Professional Standards Committee, a member must have served on the Grievance Committee for three (3) years. 

Activities
Members must attend quarterly training meetings and serve on hearing panels as necessary. Contact staff liaison Yvette Robinson.

Chair: Jacqueline Grenning
Vice Chair: Jeffrey Ganz

 

 

 

Property Management

The Property Management Committee is composed of industry specialists who review the Association’s current recommended property management forms and make recommendations on revisions. The Committee creates new forms as needed (determined by market conditions and changing regulations and standards).
 
The Committee also encourages new standards and protocols for the betterment of the members’ property management businesses based on best practices of the experts in the field of property management.

Activities
Members must attend monthly meetings. “Homework” between meetings may include reading, proofing, and/or editing forms.. Contact staff liaison Yvette Robinson.

Chair: Harold Huggins
Vice Chair: Conrad Bennett

 

 


Public Policy (Montgomery County)

The Public Policy committee discusses the impact of proposed legislative and regulatory changes on real estate business and the housing market and recommends support for or against proposed legislative and regulatory changes. 

Activities
Members must attend monthly meetings, participate in county or state task forces, and attend hearings. Contact staff liaison Zac Trupp.

Chair: Philip Raskin
Vice Chair: Barbara Nalls

Political and Campaign Affairs (Montgomery County)

The Political and Campaign Affairs Committee primarily plans fundraising efforts to collect investments in the REALTOR® Party (RPAC). The committee also has a role in the use of REALTOR® Party resources during election years.

Contact staff liaisons KT Maclure, Katalin Peter, or Zac Trupp.

Activities
Members must attend quarterly meetings (no call-ins). Members are required to participate and promote REALTOR® Party fundraising efforts with GCAAR members. Members may also be asked or invited to attend political events in the community.

Chair: Jan Brito

Young Professional's Network (YPN)

The Young Professional’s Network (YPN) Committee solicits and secures sponsors for quarterly events. Members are responsible for selecting topics, speakers, and locations for each event.

Activities
Members must attend quarterly in-person meetings, call-in monthly meetings, and GCAAR YPN-related events. Contact staff liaison Kayla Neiderer

Chair: Daniel Schuler
Vice Chair: Kevin Wheeler