Committees

Committees

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Affordable Housing:

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

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. Chair:  Bryant Meldrum, Vice-Chair:  Henry Tennant
Meets as needed.

Commercial:

Looks for ways to offers services to REALTOR® members whose business focuses on commercial real estate. May plan special events and/or seminars and offer suggestions on new professional benefits for commercial REALTORS®. Chair:  Henry Tennant

Meets 3rd Wednesday bi-monthly @ 9:00 a.m.

Communication/Technology:

Concentrates on newsletter publication, social media outreach and works to create a better informed business environment. Devotes time to enhancing the image of the REALTOR®. Keeps up-to-date with new technology and emerging communication options, by sharing new tools and techniques to improve FCAR member communications. Chair:  Chris Highland
Meets as needed.

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. Chair:  Vicki French, Vice-Chair:  Terez Dorsey
Meets the 1st Wednesday each month @ 11:30 a.m.

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. Chair:  Mary Poirier, Vice-Chair:  Phyllis Jespersen
Meets the 1st Wednesday each month @ 9:00 a.m.

Equal Opportunity/Cultural Diversity:

Deals with local housing issues, particularly those affecting minorities, low and moderate income families and the disabled. May sponsor community awareness events. Chair:  Eileen Barnhard, Vice-Chair:  Susan Slaughter
Meets as needed.

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. Chair:  Ann Moxley
Meets as needed.

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. Chair: Jeremy Poling, Vice-Chair:  Amos Martin
Meets as needed.

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 membership of local, state and national issues concerning the industry. Chair:  Bill Woodcock
Meets every Monday @ 9:00 a.m. during legislative session and as needed at other times.

Membership:

Plans and conducts monthly membership meetings. Coordinates annual trade show, election and installation of officers and chooses the recipient of the Affiliate of the Year Award. Designs programs to focus on member recruitment and retention. Chair:  Larry Riggs
Meets the 2nd Monday each month @ 9:30 a.m.

Model Forms:

Creates and revises local contract addenda and forms as necessary. Chair:  Amanda Addington
Meets the 1st Tuesday each month @ 9:00 a.m.

Professional Standards:

Enforces Code of Ethics by following established hearing process. ** Minimum 3 years as full-time REALTOR® required. ** Minimum one year experience on the Grievance Committee. Chair:  Steve Fox
Meets as needed.

RPAC:

The REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) gives REALTORS® a powerful voice to help develop, advance and implement legislative objectives that affect the real estate business and the ownership and operation of real estate. RPAC supports pro-REALTOR® candidates running for public office. It does not matter if the candidate is part of the Republican or Democratic Party as long as they are part of the REALTOR® Party. At NAR, the RPAC team is proactive with direct fundraising efforts and education-based programs.  Chair: Peter Murray Vice Chair Buzz Mackintosh
Meets the first Tuesday of every month in the FCAR Boardroom from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

YPN:

The Young Professional Network (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 and community. ** YPN Advisory Committee is selected from submitted applications. Chair:  Michael Allwein
Meets the 1st Friday each month at 9:30 a.m.

***Any FCAR member can join the Young Professionals Network Facebook page by clicking on: https://www.facebook.com/FCARYoungProfessionalNetwork/

 

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Equal Housing Opportunity
Maryland Association of realtors
National association of Realtors