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Affiliate Committee

Chair: Eric Meruelo
Vice Chair: Hannah McCaig

Meetings: Bimonthly-Second Tuesday at 2:00PM in the GSBOR REALTOR® Learning Center, or as needed

Purpose: To discuss and evaluate the Affiliate role from a strategic perspective in an effort to create value for Affiliate Members as it relates to the GSBOR and Member involvement and/or interaction while supporting GSBOR initiatives, vision, and mission.

Events/Activities: Annual Affiliate Expo for members to meet GSBOR Affiliate members

Appraiser Committee

Chair: Mindy Frealy
Vice Chair: Destiny Rauh
Secretary/Treasurer: Kelli Hand

Meetings: Monthly – Last Wednesday at 10:00AM in the GSBOR REALTOR® Learning Center, or as needed

Purpose: To create a good working relationship with area REALTORS® and appraisers. To advocate for changes to MLS requirements for accurate and complete reliable property data.  To educate on industry updates and practices.

Events/Activities: Appraiser Panel Lunch & Learns providing Q&A with expert appraisers

Awards & Events Committee

Chair: Kathryn Cole
Vice Chair: Austin Plummer
Meetings: Monthly-First Wednesday at 12:00PM in the GSBOR REALTOR® Learning Center, or as needed

Purpose: To publicly recognize association members who have performed outstanding services to the community, and to promote fellowship and bring unity to the GSBOR members through events.

Events/Activities: Annual Awards Celebration, Pink Party, Annual Christmas Party


Community Development Committee

Chair: Laura Duckworth
Vice Chair: Louie Layton

Meetings: Monthly-Second Wednesday at 1:00PM in the GSBOR REALTOR® Learning Center, or as needed

Purpose: To work within the various urban and suburban communities in our area as the “boots on the ground” liaisons between the REALTOR® association and those communities, participating in projects, economic development, and otherwise directly impacting the lives of citizens, as well as their perception of REALTORS®

Events/Activities: Fundraisers, drives, neighborhood watch setup, and other volunteer opportunities within the various communities

Education Committee

Chair: Justin Sturdefant
Vice Chair: Chris Bryant

Meetings: Monthly-Third Thursday at 9:00AM in GSBOR Board Room, or as needed

Purpose: To promote awareness of solid education background needed for real estate sales; provide local education programs with quality instructors and support the state’s GRI program, orientation seminars and workshops. Keep current on Fair Housing laws and the Affirmative Marketing Agreement. Encourage REALTOR® Association and REALTOR® members to adopt in letter and in spirit, the Code for Equal Opportunity in Housing and Employment, as adopted by NAR.

Events/Activities: Host continuing education courses throughout the year, as well as Lunch & Learns

Inclusion Advisory Committee

Chair: Maria Galgano
Vice Chair: Adrianna Bruening 

Meetings: Monthly – Second Monday at 1:00 pm in the GSBOR REALTOR® Learning Center, or as needed.

Purpose: To foster inclusion of all voices within the REALTOR® association and within the leadership path of the organization, and to encourage conversations about inclusion, diversity, accessibility, and understanding in a mutually beneficial way for all members.

Events/Activities: TBA

REALTORS® Helping People (RHP)

Chair: Bud Jones
Vice Chair: Kat Tolbert

Meetings: Monthly-Third Thursday at 2:00PM in the GSBOR REALTOR® Learning Center, or as needed

Purpose: To provide emergency and deferred assistance to qualifying low-income, elderly, and chronically disabled homeowners for needed repairs to their properties within the GSBOR service area by organizing and hosting an annual auction to raise funds for organizations that further these missions.

Events/Activities: Annual RHP Auction and Expo

REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC)

Chair: Angie Mullings
Vice Chair: Lina Robertson

Meetings: Monthly-Third Tuesday at 2:00PM in GSBOR Board Room, or as needed

Purpose: To determine the amount of eligible RPAC funds to be requested for use in local political campaigns or issues, the individuals to receive funds, and amounts each are to receive. Collect contributions to REALTORS® Political Action Committee from members of GSBOR. Increase membership awareness of RPAC and what is done with funds collected and issues circumvented due to RPAC contributions.

Events/Activities: Annual RPAC Golf Tournament, RPAC Auction, and RPAC Cornhole Tournament

REALTOR® Party Committee (RPC)

Chair: Brian Jared
Vice Chair: Aaron Wilken

Meetings: Every other month in GSBOR Board Room, or as needed

Purpose: To promote the interests of the Association, its members, and current or future property owners through support of candidates, issues, and a robust policy platform.

Other Notes: Limited number of members, based on representatives by company, appointed by the chair, in conjunction with the president.

SMLS Rules & Hearing Committee

Chair: Rob Bell

Meetings: Monthly – third Tuesday of the month at 3:30 pm

Purpose: To advise and make recommendations on MLS policies and procedures. Acts as the Hearing Panel, when necessary for violations of the MLS rules, and in situations where Staff needs assistance in defining or deciding such violations.

Other Notes: Limited number of members, appointed by the MLS President, and confirmed by the MLS Board of Directors.

Technology Committee

Chair: Joel Gaisford
Vice Chair: Ethan Ives

Meetings: Monthly-Fourth Tuesday at 3:00PM in the GSBOR REALTOR® Learning Center, or as needed

Purpose: To support the implementation of new and evolving technologies into the Association framework.

Young Professionals Network (YPN)

Chair: Cole Porter
Vice Chair: Mackenzie Serrano

Meetings: Monthly-Third Thursday at 10:30AM in the GSBOR REALTOR® Learning Center, or as needed

Purpose: To provide opportunities for networking. To help connect professionals that can benefit from each other in a business setting and to build community. To mentor, develop leadership skills, and provide learning opportunities for new members. To provide information to the GSBOR about the needs of young professionals. (Note: This committee is not age-based, but instead refers to those “Young” in their careers)

Events/Activities: Quarterly networking and educational events 

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