Good Neighbor Award Finalists Announced
Chet Choman, of Colorado Realty and Land Co. in Alamosa, Colorado has something to celebrate and so do 9 other awesome REALTORS® who are finalists in the 2018 Good Neighbor Awards program for their outstanding volunteer work in their respective communities.
Choman co-founded one of the first rural homeless shelters in the country and has dedicated 40 years to fighting homelessness and hunger. Today, La Puente Home is a 45-bed shelter that also operates after-school programs and 15 food pantries, serving about 16,000 people annually—that’s one out of every three people in the six-county area larger than Massachusetts.
This year marks the 19th year the Good Neighbor Awards program has recognized REALTOR® volunteers. The REALTORS® being honored have donated their time, money and passion to enrich the lives of the people in their communities.
“This year’s 10 Good Neighbor finalists have raised the bar in building stronger communities at home and around the globe,” says NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall, a sixth-generation REALTOR® from Columbia, Missouri and CEO of RE/MAX Boone Realty. “They inspire and remind all of us about the true meaning of giving back and we are proud of these REALTORS® for dedicating hundreds of hours of their personal time to these important causes.”
On October 2, five winners will be named from among the 10 finalists. Winners will receive a $10,000 grant and national media exposure for their efforts, including a feature in the November/December issue of REALTOR® Magazine. The winners will also receive travel expenses to the 2018 REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Boston, where they will accept an award in front of thousands of their peers. On October 2, the remaining five finalists will also be named honorable mentions and receive a $2,500 grant in recognition of their work.
The National Association of REALTORS®‘ Good Neighbor Awards is supported by primary sponsor realtor.com® and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. Nominees were judged on their personal contribution of time as well as financial and material contributions to benefit their cause.
A full list of finalists and additional information regarding the Good Neighbor awards can be found here.