Meet Committees

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Affiliate Committee

Chair: Dani Stoddard
Vice Chair: Eric Meruelo

Meetings: Bimonthly-Second Tuesday at 2:00PM in GSBOR Board Room, 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: Angela Marti
Vice Chair: Mindy Frealy
Secretary/Treasurer: Destiny Rauh

Meetings: Monthly – Fourth Wednesday at 9:00AM in GSBOR Board Room, or as needed

Purpose: To create a good working relationship with area REALTORS® and appraisers. To suggest changes to MLS forms to help appraisers find data without having to disturb REALTORS®. To inform area REALTORS® which appraisers are members of SOMO.

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

Awards & Events Committee

Chair: Mike Brown
Vice Chair: Kathryn Cole
Meetings: Monthly-First Wednesday at 12:00PM in GSBOR Board Room, 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, Night at the Ballpark, Pink Party, Annual Christmas Party


Community Development Committee

Chair: Laura Duckworth
Vice Chair: Louie Layton

Meetings: Monthly-Second Wednesday at 1:00PM in GSBOR Classroom, 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: Chelsea Zwikelmaier
Vice Chair: Justin Sturdefant

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 ChairAllen Hunter Coffman

Meetings: Monthly – Second Monday at 1:00 pm in the GSBOR Classroom, 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 GSBOR Board Room, 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: TBA

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, Annual RPAC Bowling Tournament, Annual RPAC Fall Festival

REALTOR® Party Committee (RPC)

Chair: Brian Jared
Vice Chair: TBA

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.TBA

SMLS Rules Committee

Chair: Lina Robertson
Vice Chair: Jeff Parker
Secretary: Laura Daly

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

Purpose: To advise and make recommendations on MLS policies and procedures.

Technology Committee

Chair: Ethan Ives
Vice Chair: Joel Gaisford

Meetings: Monthly-Fourth Tuesday at 3:30PM in GSBOR Board Room, or as needed

Purpose: To fulfill requests from the GSBOR Board of Directors.

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

Young Professionals Network (YPN)

Chair: Paulina Najbar
Vice Chair: Cole Porter

Meetings: Monthly-Third Thursday at 10:30AM in GSBOR Classroom, 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 events to meet other area young professionals

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