Colorado Association of REALTORS | Committees, Advisory Groups & Task Forces
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Committees, Advisory Groups & Task Forces

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Audit Committee

 

The committee assists the board of directors fulfill its corporate governance and overseeing responsibilities in relation to an entity’s financial reporting, internal control system, risk management system and internal and external audit functions.

Our Commitment: Members of this Committee are appointed by the incoming Chair of the Colorado Association of REALTORS® and meets twice a year to perform the following functions:

  • Selection and oversight of auditor
  • Meet with internal auditors to review audit plan and recommendations
  • Review annual audit results and recommendations from auditor
  • Make recommendations to CAR Leadership Council

Composition: CAR Chair, CAR Treasurer and 4 members appointed by the CAR Chair.

Chair: Debi Harmon
Staff Liaison: Jennifer Carey

CAR Foundation

 

Members of the Board of Directors are approved by the CAR Foundation Board of Directors for a three-year term.  Directors agree to perform the following functions:

  • Attend 6 to 8 meetings a year (3rd Tuesday of every other month from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
    beginning in January as well as possible Committee meetings).
  • Review financials and approve the annual budget.
  • Participate in discussion and decision-making for the growth of the Foundation.
  • Attend CAR Foundation fundraising events.

Chair: Chris Djorup

CAR Political Action Committee

 

The CAR Political Action Committee (CARPAC) members are charged with managing and distributing RPAC funds for local and state candidates and issues, supporting grassroots and lobbying efforts, and educating REALTOR® members on matters of public policy. CARPAC will, at a minimum, meet monthly in odd-numbered years and may meet more frequently during even-numbered election years.

Appointments will be made by the 2022 CAR Chair—If appointed, the first meeting will take place in December 2021.

Expectations:

  • Must be a REALTOR® member;
  • Regularly attend scheduled CARPAC and subcommittee meetings (in-person and teleconference options available);
  • Update local REALTOR® associations on CARPAC activities and actions;
  • Support RPAC at a minimum level of $500. Members are encouraged to become annual Major Investors if able to do so.
  • Assist with and coordinate local/state RPAC fundraising activities as well as to provide fundraising updates to the Committee; and
  • Attend CAR annual business meetings and Economic Summit & REALTOR® Day at the Capitol events.

The CAR Political Action Committee is made up of 19 Members serving four-year terms. Applications must be submitted by no later than Monday, September 13, 2021.

Chair: Randy Reynolds
Staff Liaison: Bridget Garcia

CAR Business Services

 

The purpose of CAR Business Services, Inc. is to develop innovative programs and services for Colorado REALTORS® and generate non-dues revenue to CAR. Directors are elected by the Board of CAR Business Services, Inc.

Chair: Stacie Staub
Staff Liaison: Kevin Jackson

Chair Advisory Groups

 

From time to time the Chair of the Colorado Association will appoint an advisory group to address an issue or challenge that falls outside of CAR’s standing committees and forums.  An advisory group is a collection of volunteers who bring unique knowledge and skills which complement the knowledge and skills of the formal committees and board members in order to more effectively govern the organization.

The advisory group does not have formal authority to govern the organization, that is, the advisory cannot issue directives which must be followed. Rather, the advisory group serves to make recommendations and/or provide key information and materials to the CAR Leadership Council which will take the information forward to the CAR Board of Directors.

CAR CAGs typically have two to three meetings or as needed between the span of 60 to 90 days.

Chair: Robert Walkowicz
Staff Liaison: Tyrone Adams

Colorado Project Wildfire Task Force

 

The Colorado Project Wildfire Taskforce promotes best practices to help reduce the destruction of land, property, and lives caused by wildfires each year. Working in partnership with other like-minded fire prevention organizations across the state, the CPW Taskforce brings education and awareness, as well as access to resources, directly to residents in their local communities.

Chair: Ulrich Salzgeber
Staff Liaison: Bridget Garcia

Diversity & Inclusion

 

The Diversity & Inclusion Committee purpose is to explore and identify the inclusion and diversity strengths, issues, and opportunities within all aspects of CAR. The Committee is composed of up to 50 Members.

Expectations:

1) Regularly attend the scheduled meetings – missing 4 or more meetings will result in removal from the Committee.  The Committee will meet on the third Friday of every month at 9:00am – 10:00am.

2) Understand that any discussion that occurs in the meetings is private and not to be shared.

3) Any inappropriate or aggressive behavior by an individual could result in removal from the Committee
with discretion by the Committee Chair and Staff Liaison.

Chair: Natalie Davis
Staff Liaison: Holly Krell

Finance Committee

 

The role of the finance committee is primarily to provide financial oversight for the organization.

Our Commitment: Members of this Committee are appointed by the incoming Chair of the Colorado Association of REALTORS® and meets on a monthly basis by conference call and twice a year in person to perform the following functions:

  • Review annual budget established by CAR CEO and staff to ensure it conforms to CAR Bylaws and Policies.
  • Provide guidance to CAR CEO and staff .
  • Evaluate CAR budget on monthly basis to ensure there are no trends that will deviate from CAR policy.

Treasurer: Mary Ann Hinrichsen
Staff Liaison: Jennifer Carey

Grievance Committee

 

The Grievance Committee receives & reviews ethics complaints and arbitration requests to determine if, taken as true on their face, a hearing is to be warranted. The Grievance Committee makes only such preliminary evaluation as is necessary to make these decisions.

Chair: Banks Brown
Staff Liaison: Lauren Feigin

Investment Committee

 

Selects and oversees Investment Firm. Reviews and upholds CAR Investment Policy. Reviews and makes recommendations on investment strategies for CAR, RPAC and Issues Mobilization funds.

Chair: Mary Ann Hinrichsen
Staff Liaison: Jennifer Carey

Leadership Council

 

The Leadership Council in the interim between regular meetings of the DIRECTORS, conduct the affairs of CAR according to the policies and instructions of the DIRECTORS and shall meet on call of the President.

Chair: Robert Walkowicz
Staff Liaison: Tyrone Adams

Legislative Policy Committee

 

CAR Legislative Policy Committee (LPC) will meet primarily January through May to review, prepare, and make decisions based upon legislation that will be or has been introduced in the 2022 Colorado Legislative Session.

Appointments will be made by the 2022 CAR Chair—If appointed, the first meeting will take place in December 2021.

Expectations:

  • Must be a REALTOR® member;
  • Regularly attend scheduled LPC meetings during the Colorado Legislative Session, either In-person or via teleconference (every-other week on Friday afternoons);
  • Regularly attend weekly Subcommittee meetings via teleconference to review bills pertinent to the real estate industry;
  • Inform your local Board/Association of positions taken once voted upon by LPC;
  • Attend CAR annual business meetings and Economic Summit & REALTOR® Day at the Capitol events; and
  • Support RPAC at a minimum of $99 and participate in RPAC fundraising in a meaningful way by recruiting at least five non-investing members at the $25 level.

Application must be submitted by no later than Monday, September 13, 2021.   

2021 Chair: Jon Roberts
Staff Liaison: Bridget Garcia

Member Services Committee

 

The Member Services Committee of the Colorado Association of REALTORS® (CAR) is a Board of Directors committee established to assist in conducting the business of the Board of Directors as it relates to the Member Services Division.  The Committee is composed of up to 20 REALTOR® Members.   Meetings of the Committee are scheduled to occur at the Spring and Fall Business Conferences and as called by the Committee Chair or the Member Services Chair.

The Member Services Committee focuses on the areas of Member Awareness, Consumer Awareness, Communications, Professional Development, Conferences & Events, Research, and Risk Management & Legal Information.

Chair: Hank Poburka
Staff Liaison: Lisa Hansmeier

MLS Forum

The purpose of the MLS Forum is to facilitate, listen, discuss and learn how data syndication is affecting our members and industry.

 

Chair: David Powell
Staff Liaison: Lauren Feigin

NAR Director Committee

Presidential Appointment with input from the Local Associations

 

This committee consists of all NAR Directors from Colorado. National issues, challenges and areas of concern are addressed. The committee meetings are open to all members.

Chair: Marjorie Genova
Staff Liaison: Tyrone Adams

Past President/Chair Forum

 

The purpose of the Past Presidents & Past Chairs Forum is to share historical and current perspectives on today’s association and industry challenges.

Membership in this Forum is by invitation only.

Staff Liaison:  Monica Panczer/Felicia Ortega
Chair: David Barber

Professional Standards

 

The members of the Professional Standards Committee serve as the Arbitration and Ethics Hearing panel members for inter-board arbitrations and cases sent through the Statewide Professional Standards program. The committee is made up of one member and one alternate appointed from each local association. The Committee provides guidelines and assistance as developed by the National Association of REALTORS® to local associations to assure that members are protected and provided with due process in all hearings. Members must have Professional Standards training. If interested in serving as your association representative, please contact your local board; otherwise you will be considered a non-voting member of the committee.

Chair: John Mitchell
Staff Liaison: Lauren Feigin

Property Management Forum

The purpose of the Property Management Forum is to provide feedback to the CAR Leadership Council identifying, analyzing and providing input on property management issues and how they impact the industry and association. The Forum provides educational events and panels throughout the calendar year.

Staff Liaison:  Nick Baker
Chair:  Andrea Warner

REALTOR® of the Year Committee

The REALTOR® of the Year Committee consists of the last eight past CAR ROTYs. The Chair is the 5th senior member. If any of the last five “REALTORS® of the Year” is unable to serve, withdraws from the committee, or is no longer an active REALTOR® Member of the Colorado Association of REALTORS® actively engaged in the real estate business, the next most current eligible “REALTOR® of the Year” will serve as a member of the committee. The committee shall establish and promulgate rules for selection for candidates for consideration for the award. The committee meets once a year to vote on the candidates.

Staff Liaison:  Monica Panczer
Chair:  Scott Matthias

Regulatory Policy Committee

The Regulatory Policy Committee monitors all policies considered by the Division of real estate; promotes or opposes any and all policies which would have a favorable or negative impact on the real estate industry; proposes policies that will improve the real estate industry’s operation; communicates on a regular basis with members and Boards of REALTORS® on regulatory issues.

 

Staff Liaison:  Scott Peterson
Chair:  Ann Hayes

RPAC Fundraising

 

Help RPAC generate fundraising ideas for the year – it’s your best investment in real estate. This group is comprised of Local Board RPAC Chairs and anyone else who is on a local board’s RPAC Fundraising Team. Join your local team to be a part of this group.

 

Co-Chair: George Nehme
Co-Chair: Nancy Griffin
Staff Liaison: 

Strategic Thinking Committee

 

The purpose of the Strategic Thinking Committee is to provide feedback to the CAR Leadership Council identifying, analyzing and providing input on emerging issues and the competitive landscape regarding the industry and association.

Chair: Eric Thompson
Staff Liaison: Lisa Hansmeier

Young Professionals Network

The CYPN Workgroup supports eight local Young Professional Network chapters across the state. Each YPN Chapter aims to strengthen the younger generation of professionals by encouraging growth and creating connections. This is achieved through monthly meetings, events, and professional development opportunities.

Chair: Spencer Hellwig
Staff Liaison: Holly Krell

100 Year Celebration Task Force

 

The purpose of this task force is to help plan the celebration of CAR’s 100 Years.

Chairs: Mary Ann Hinrichsen and Sunny Banka
Staff Liaison: Lisa Hansmeier and Brenda Moss

2021 Global Task Force

 

The purpose of this task force is to encourage and support global real estate opportunities in Colorado and improve members’ ability to serve the global real estate market at the local, state, and national level. The Global Task Force will discuss international real estate and programs designed to educate REALTORS® on real estate issues around the world, as well as create networking opportunities for members.

Chair: Muriel Martin-Gold
Staff Liaison: Lisa Hansmeier