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Association members volunteer to get involved and make the decisions that guide GBRAR. Unless noted below, all committee assignments are a one year term.
AWARDS COMMITTEE ONE YEAR TERM — Meets 2-3 times a year as needed
Responsible for criteria and guidelines for the selection of Association awards recipients. Maximum of 22 members (to include past two-year recipients of REALTOR® of the Year, Most Cooperative REALTORS®, Humanitarian of the Year and Rising Star of the Year. No more than 3 from one company may serve. REALTOR® Members Only
COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE ONE YEAR TERM — Meets monthly or as needed
Responsible for working closely with the B.R. Area Foundation to determine which community organizations and programs to fund (specifically economic development, housing, and public education) with voluntary community service contributions.
GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE ONE YEAR TERM — Meets monthly or as needed
Responsible for monitoring activities of local City Council’s, Planning Commission’s, and other governmental entities that could impact real estate and private property rights, and keep the membership informed of the Association’s position on same. Establish rapport with council members, state and federal legislators and work with Homeowner Associations. Responsible for making policy recommendations to the Board of Directors. Responsible for encouraging participation in political activities, including contributing to LARPAC. Inform and educate the membership on legislative issues before they are called upon to vote, or lobby legislators. REALTOR® Members Only
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE ONE YEAR TERM — Meets as needed
Responsible for providing general educational programs and projects, including cooperating with other local, state and national associations; works closely with all other committees to facilitate the education of the membership. REALTOR® Members Only
PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS COMMITTEE ONE YEAR TERM — Meets as needed for hearings
Responsible for the enforcement of the Code of Ethics and training of the members of the Committee to prepare them to serve on hearing panels. Training of the Association’s mediators to assure the continuance of the mediation process as an alternative to arbitration. To assist the Education Committee with the training of general membership in areas of Professional Standards. Must agree to annual training, prior to serving on hearing panels. REALTOR® Members Only
GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE THREE YEAR TERM — Meets as needed
Act as a ‘grand jury’ to determine the disposition of complaints, whether to be heard as an ethics or arbitration hearing or to be dismissed as inappropriate of further consideration. Must be appointed by the President. REALTOR® Members Only.
MLS (MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE) COMMITTEE THREE YEAR TERM — Meets monthly or as needed
The committee overseeing the operation and policymaking of the GBRAR Multiple Listing Service. The committee is made up of nine members, with the majority being MLS Participants (Brokers). No more than three (3) may concurrently serve on the Board of Directors, and no more than two (2) may serve from the same firm. Subscribers (agents) must receive written permission from their Participants to serve. REALTOR® Members Only
RISK MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE ONE YEAR TERM — Meets monthly or as needed
Works closely with the legal community to keep members informed of current legal practices in the real estate market. Recommends risk reduction practices to the Association. Also responsible for reviewing and evaluating all Association documents. REALTOR® Members Only
ASCENSION COUNCIL OF REALTORS
It is the purpose of the GBRAR Ascension Council of REALTORS to upgrade the professional standards among the REALTORS of Ascension Parish through ongoing education and communication. In addition, they strive to give those REALTORS a unified voice within the Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS.