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

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Get involved in CAR Leadership and apply your skills to protect the real estate industry and make REALTORS® more successful through your state association.

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.

Chair: Dave Anderson
Staff Liaison: Jennifer Carey

Audit Committee Application

CAR Foundation

The members of the CAR Foundation will serve on the Advisory Board. The current Board of Directors consists of 15 REALTORS® and other affiliate partners. The Board of Directors and the Advisory Board provide oversite of daily operations, fiscal operations, grant approval and overall support of the Foundation. Please click on the link below for a CAR Foundation application. New Board of Director members are elected annually when seats open as terms end. Applications for the Advisory Board are accepted at any time. We encourage you to get involved with the Foundation!

Chair: Chris Djorup
Staff Liaison: Stacey Brown

CAR Political Action Committee

Presidential Appointment

CARPAC is comprised of 19 members appointed by the CAR President. It consists of two members from each CAR District plus seven at-large appointments. In general, CARPAC will aid the local boards in providing political contributions to local candidates and issues. CARPAC will also make endorsements and political contributions to state-level candidates and issues; except that CARPAC will only provide a recommendation to the CAR Board of Directors for statewide constitutional officer candidates. Contact the Government Affairs Division for an application. All Applications are due by August 15.

Chair: Sunny Banka
Staff Liaison: Bridget Garcia

CAR Political Action Committee Application

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: Keith Kanemoto
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.

Chair: Janene Johnson
Staff Liaison: Tyrone Adams

Chair Advisory Groups Application

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

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The purpose of the Diversity/Inclusion committee is to explore and identify the inclusion and diversity strengths, issues, and opportunities within all aspects of CAR; (b) develop strategies and plans to examine ways in which we include and exclude (however unintentionally) CAR members; (c) systematically examine aspects of CAR to enhance its effectiveness and ability to meet the needs of its diverse membership

Chair: Vincent Grandi
Staff Liaison: Johna Olio

Co-Liaison: Bridget Garcia

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee reviews, and sets guidelines for the annual budget that is then considered by the Leadership Council and the Board of Directors. The Finance Committee also reviews and manages the Colorado Association of REALTORS®’ fiscal operations, reporting to the Board of Directors at each regular meeting.

Treasurer: Donna Major
Staff Liaison: Jennifer Carey

Finance Committee Application

NAR Director Committee

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

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: Sean Dougherty
Staff Liaison: Lauren Feigin

Legislative Policy Committee

Presidential Appointment with input from the Local Associations

The Legislative Policy Committee monitors all legislation considered by the Colorado General Assembly; promotes or opposes any and all legislation which would have a favorable or negative impact on the real estate industry; proposes legislation that will improve the real estate industry’s operation; communicates on a regular basis with members and Boards of REALTORS® on legislative issues; and issues Calls-to-Action on state legislative matters. LPC members are appointed by the President. Local Associations are requested to make recommendations of members from their association who wish to serve. A separate application is required. All applications are due by August 15.

Chair: Barbara Asbury
Staff Liaison: Bridget Garcia

Legislative Policy Committee Application

Member Services Committee

Oversees all member services provided by the Colorado Association of REALTORS. The Committee’s overall goal is to provide relevant, effective and efficient services to CAR members.

Chair: Molly Eldridge
Staff Liaison: Lisa Hansmeier

Member Services App

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:  Johna Olio

Chair:  Kay Watson

2020 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: George Harvey

Co-Chair: Muriel Martin-Gold

Staff Liaison: Lisa Hansmeier

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

Professional Standards Committee

RPAC Fundraising

Co-Chair: George Nehme

Co-Chair: Nancy Griffin

Staff Liaison: Cameron Hill

Strategic Thinking

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: Taylor Wilson
Staff Liaison: Tyrone Adams

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: Janene Johnson
Staff Liaison: Tyrone Adams

BOD Application