Committees

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Committee Descriptions

Affordable Housing Committee

  • Promotes the Workforce Housing Specialist certification program.
  • Plans and organizes affordable housing initiatives and events.

Allied Member Committee

  • This committee is dedicated to increasing networking opportunities between our REALTOR® members and Allied members-service providers.

Commercial Investment Division

  • Provides specialized services to Board members practicing commercial real estate.

Community Relationships Committee

  • Promotes public relations efforts of LOTSAR aimed at improving the public image of REALTORS® and encouraging consumers to use the services of REALTORS®.
  • Committee members plan and coordinate community service projects, per the Board of Directors. Events include Habitat House, and the blood drive.
  • Reviews public and private requests for LOTSAR donations and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding donation endeavors.

Environmental Committee

  • Committee members discuss and promote green-building efforts/developments in the community.
  • Guest speakers at monthly meetings present products and systems that promote green-development efforts on a local, state and national level.

Finance Committee

  • Monitors the financial status of the Board and its Subsidiaries.

Grievance Committee

  • A screening committee that reviews ethics complaints and arbitration requests.
  • Decides whether to send complaints / requests forward to the Professional Standards committee for hearings.
  • Meets as needed when Ethics Complaints are filed.

Legislative/RPAC Committee

  • Monitors local, state, and federal governmental actions.
  • Committee members are responsible for informing members of current issues.
  • Responsible for informing members of issues important to REALTORS® and those candidates who support those issues.
  • Coordinates collections of RPAC contributions from LOTSAR members

Professional Development and Events Committee

  • Responsible for LOTSAR’s social and educational events.
  • Committee members recommend educational programs and events for LOTSAR members and provide on-site support at the events.
  • Committee members plan and coordinate Board-wide social events, per the Board of Directors. Events include the annual picnic, annual golf tournament, and annual banquet.

Professional Standards Committee

  • Conducts full “due process” hearings with sworn testimony, witnesses, and evidence, for ethics complaints and arbitration requests forwarded by the Grievance committee or Board of Directors.
  • Professional Standards committee members are required to take Code of Ethics training and to have served on a Grievance or Professional Standards committee previously.
  • Meets as needed for Hearings.

Property Management Committee

 Provides specialized services to Board members practicing property management.

Joining a LOTSAR Committee – FAQs

Question:  What is the time commitment?

Answer:  Most committees meet once per month.  Meetings are usually 1 hour in length.   Some committees, such as Professional Development & Events and Community Relations sponsor events, so there are additional volunteer opportunities.

Question:  Where do committee meetings take place?

Answer:  All regularly scheduled committee meetings take place at the Land of the Sky Association of REALTORS® office at 37 Montford Avenue.

Question:  Are there any experiential or educational requirements for committee participation?

Answer:  Only the Grievance and Professional Standards committees have prerequisites.  Formal Code of Ethics / Professional Standards training is required in order to review complaints and/or to serve on hearing panels.  Also, Professional Standards members should have previous experience on a Grievance or Professional Standards committee.

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