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

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Committees

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, Audit Committee Chair (appointed by CAR Chair), and 4 members appointed by CAR Chair.

Chair: Dave Anderson
Staff Liaison: Jennifer Carey

Diversity & Inclusion Committee

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.

The application period for this committee for 2022 is now closed. Any applications received will be considered for 2023. Chair appointments for 2023 will be made by the 2023 CAR Chair and committee selection by the 2023 D&I Chair —If appointed/selected, the first meeting will take place in 2023.

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: Jason Witt
Staff Liaison: Holly Krell

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

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.

The application period for this committee is now closed. Appointments for 2023 will be made by the 2023 CAR Chair—If appointed, the first meeting will take place in December 2022.

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.

Applications for 2023 must be submitted by no later than September 13, 2022.   

2022 Chair: Janet Marlow
Staff Liaison: Liz Peetz

Professional Standards Committee

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: Richie Averill
Staff Liaison: Lauren Feigin

Region XI Strategy Committee

Region XI Strategy Committee. Committee members should be serving or have served as a NAR Director.  This would be a three-year appointment.

Chairs: Karen Levine and Ann Hates
Staff Liaison: Tyrone Adams

RPAC Major Investor Council

This Council focuses on achieving RPAC Major Investor goals, enhancing the Major Investor recognition program and increasing participation in the Corporate Ally Program. Help generate fundraising ideas for the year and brainstorm with fellow peers. Your participation directly leads to our RPAC’s success. The REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) is one of the strongest bi-partisan advocacy organizations in the nation.

 

Chair: 
Vice Chair: 
Staff Liaison: Kerrianne Savery

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 mobilization dollars for state and local 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.

 

The application period for this committee is now closed. Appointments for 2023 will be made by the 2023 CAR Chair—If appointed, the first meeting will take place in December 2022.

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 for 2023 must be submitted by no later than September 13, 2022.

Chair: Randy Reynolds
Staff Liaison: Elizabeth Peetz

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®. This committee meets quarterly by conference call or in person, with two of those meetings being held at Spring Summit and Fall Forum and additional meetings if needed.

  • 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: Dana Cottrell
Staff Liaison: Jennifer Carey

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: Dana Cottrell
Staff Liaison: Jennifer Carey

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 the Chairs of Committees that are operating within the Member Services Division.  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.

Chair: Abbey Pontius
Staff Liaison: Lisa Hansmeier

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.

Chair:  Bonnie Smith

Staff Liaison:  Monica Panczer

Regulatory Policy Committee (RPC)

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

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.

Vision:  To bring the best and brightest real estate minds from across the state together to focus on opportunities for all Colorado REALTORS.

Mission:  To bring valuable content, event forums and experiences that challenge the status quo, brings value to members and focuses on solutions to issues that keeps REALTORS relevant in tomorrow’s landscape.

Engagement:  Planning for two, two hour forums at the CAR Spring and Fall meetings. Monthly Zoom meetings to plan said events and discuss emerging trends in real estate, solutions for those issues at the local and state level, and content ideas for member distribution of information.

 

Chair: Nobu Hata
Staff Liaison: Lisa Hansmeier

Colorado Project Wildfire

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: Elizabeth Peetz

Global Committee

The purpose of this committee 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 Committee 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.

The application period for this committee for 2022 is now closed. Any applications received will be considered for 2023. Chair appointments for 2023 will be made by the 2023 CAR Chair and committee selection by the 2023 Global Chair —If appointed/selected, the first meeting will take place in 2023.

Chair: Muriel Martin-Gold
Staff Liaison: Lisa Hansmeier and Brenda Moss

NAR Directors 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: Janene Johnson
Staff Liaison: Tyrone Adams

Region XI Nominating Committee

Region XI Nominating Committee

Chairs: Justin Knoll and Robert Walkowicz
Staff Liaison: Tyrone Adams

RPAC Participation Council

This Council focuses on achieving RPAC participation goals, educating members on the importance of RPAC and increasing broker involvement. Help generate fundraising ideas for the year and brainstorm with fellow peers. Your participation directly leads to RPAC’s success. The REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) is one of the strongest bi-partisan advocacy organizations in the nation.

Chair:  LaDawn Sperling
Vice Chair:  George Nehme
Staff Liaison: Kerrianne Savery

Young Professionals Network

The CYPN network 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: Shelby Foster
Staff Liaison: Holly Krell

Chair Advisory Groups

From time to time, the Chair of the Association will appoint an advisory group or a task force to address an issue or challenge that falls outside of CAR’s standing committees and forums.  An advisory group or task force 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. CAR CAGs and task forces typically have two to three meetings or as needed between the span of 60 to 90 days.

Apply for a 2022 CAG - Applications Due February 25

Bylaws & Policies Review CAG

This CAG will review and make recommendations regarding all CAR’s bylaws and policies to ensure the association is governing forward and to correct any inconsistencies. This CAG will begin in August 2022.

 

Chair: TBD
Staff Liaison: Scott Peterson

Meetings and Events CAG

This CAG will review and make recommendations regarding the changes and challenges CAR faces hosting its meetings and events.  This CAG will begin in May 2022.

Chair: TBD
Staff Liaison: 

CAR Emeritus CAG

This CAG will explore the criteria and make recommendations regarding Emeritus Status criteria that CAR recognizes.  This CAG will begin in March 2022.

 

Chair: TBD
Staff Liaison: Tyrone Adams

Board of Directors and Councils

It is the role of a board of directors to assess overall direction and strategy. Outside of CAR, there are opportunities to serve on two outside Board of Directors, including the CAR Foundation and CAR Business Services.

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: 

CAR Foundation Board of Directors

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.

Staff Liaison:  Amy McDermott

Chair: Katia de Orbegoso

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.

This group is comprised of elected and appointed leaders and these meetings are by invite only. 

Chair: Matthew Hintermeister
Staff Liaison: Tyrone Adams

Forums

Forums do not have “committees” or a standardized meeting schedule. Rather, these groups are charged with putting together programming and professional development opportunities for members.

Multiple Listing Service (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: 
Staff Liaison: Lauren Feigin

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.

Chair: George Harvey

Staff Liaison:  Monica Panczer/ Theresa Harvey

Property Management Forum

The purpose of the Property Management Forum is to facilitate, listen, discuss and learn how property management affecting our members and industry. This forum typically produces two or more professional development opportunities per year.

Chair: Aaron Ravdin
Staff Liaison: Lisa Hansmeier