FCAR Committees

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2018/2019 Committee Descriptions

Affordable Housing: Committee goal is to find ways to help the community by addressing Affordable Housing issues. The committee works to counsel and educate prospective homeowners. May participate in fundraising, outreach and other special projects. Meets the 1st Wednesday each month @ 10:30 a.m.
Chair – Jeri Benner, Co-Chair

Budget & Finance: Formulates annual budget in conjunction with business and strategic plan. Reviews committee budget requests, monthly financial statements and makes recommendations for budget revision as needed. **Accounting/financial background required. Meets as needed.
Chair – Bryant Meldrum

Commercial: Looks for ways to offer services to REALTORS® members whose business focuses on the commercial real estate. May plan special events and/or seminars and offer suggestions on new professional benefits for commercial REALTORS®. Meets 2nd Wednesday bi-monthly @ 9:00 a.m.
Chair – Jody Bell, Co-Chair Brian Ellis

Community Service: This committee is the community service arm of the Association. Coordinates fundraising projects and special community service events. Members volunteer and/or organize regular volunteer hours at the Soup Kitchen and other community locations. Meets the 1st Wednesday each month @ 11:30 a.m.
Chair – Paul Koch, Co-Chair – Paty Helmick

Education: Plans and implements on-going continuing education classes for REALTORS®. Sponsors seminars and plans supplemental training classes designed to address the needs of all licensees. Meets the 1st Wednesday each month @ 9:00 a.m.
Chair – Phyllis Jespersen, Co-Chair – Kevin Carey

Equal Opportunity/ Cultural Diversity: Deals with local housing issues, particularly those affecting minorities, low and moderate-income families and the disabled. Conducts Fair Housing poster contest. May sponsor community awareness events. Meets as needed.
Chair – Eileen Barnhard, Co-Chair – Susan Slaughter

Forms Committee: Creates and revises local contract addenda and forms as necessary. Provides feedback to state association on state-level forms. Meets the 1st Thursday each month @ 9:00. a.m.
Chair – Barbara Davis, Co-Chair – Danielle Dojack

Grievance: Receives ethics complaints and arbitration requests and is responsible for the preliminary review and screening process. ** Requires full-time REALTOR® with three or more years of experience. Meets as needed.
Chair – Dawn Long, Co-Chair – Grace Borell

Informed Professional: Designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of FCAR members by offering free, non-CE seminars covering a wide array of topics covering personal and business skills. Meets 1st Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m.
Chair – Amos Martin, Co-Chair – Nancy Fay

Legislative/Political Affairs: FCAR’s voice in local and state politics. Members may attend county and state meetings. A liaison is appointed to attend MAR’s meetings. Monitor and notify the membership of local, state and national issues concerning the industry. Meets every Monday @ 9:00 a.m. during the legislative session and as needed at other times.
Chair – Peter Murray

Membership: Plans and conducts monthly membership meetings and new member orientation classes. Coordinates annual trade show, election, and installation of officers and choose the recipients of the Affiliate of the Year Award. Designs programs to focus on member recruitment and retention. Meets the 1st Monday at 3 p.m.
Chair – Aaron Marsh, Co-Chair – Kelly

Professional Standards: Enforces Code of Ethics by following an established hearing process. ** Minimum 3 years as fulltime REALTOR® required. ***Minimum one-year experience on the Grievance Committee. Meets as needed.
Chair – Sandy Olson, Co-Chair – Caron Kinsey

RPAC: REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Helps educate members about supporting RPAC and coordinating RPAC fundraisers to meet/exceed the annual goal. Meets 1st Tuesday each month at 11:00 a.m.
Chair – Jennifer Grove, Co-Chair – Greg Phillips

YPN Advisory Committee: The Young Professionals Network (YPN) helps new 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 and community. **YPN Advisory Committee is selected from submitted applications. Meets 1st Friday each month @ 9:30 a.m.
Chair – Ashleigh Kiggans, Co-Chair – Jessica Almodovar

***Any FCAR member can join the Young Professionals Network Facebook page by clicking on:

https://www.facebook.com/FCARYoungProfessionalNetwork/

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