Committee Descriptions 

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Affiliate Business Group (Open to all AFFILIATE members)
To support and promote the professionalism, integrity, and competency of the membership and affiliated businesses through promoting advocacy, industry specialized education, by providing networking and volunteer opportunities, and special events to the membership and affiliated businesses. Meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month.

Awards Committee (Open to all REALTOR® and Affiliate members)
The Association will provide sales volume recognition for its members. Members are responsible for submitting an application with a agent/team production report from BRIGHT MLS by the deadline date given and the Committee will review all volume award application figures and verify the appropriate category.
Nominations for Recognition Awards will be reviewed, and appropriate award given if warranted. The Committee shall set application criteria and award categories each year for the following year and present it to the Board of Directors for their approval. Meets in February.

Finance Committee
Members work with the CEO on formulating the annual operating and travel budgets, ensure that the Association’s activities comply with the annual budget, maintain the financial integrity of the Association and review and recommend BOD actions as needed and monitor the association’s investment portfolio and performance. The Committee is also responsible for reviewing the Annual Audit Review and Quarterly Budget and Investment Portfolio Reviews. The Budget shall be presented to the Board of Directors for approval in June to be announced at the annual membership meeting in October. The Secretary/Treasurer shall serve as the Chairperson of the committee. The immediate past Secretary/Treasurer shall be one member of this committee. Meets quarterly.

Community Service Committee (Open to all REALTOR® and Affiliate members)
Provides leadership in sponsoring and implementing volunteer civic and community activities of the Association.
For example, making dinners at the Homeless Shelter, sponsoring a toy drive, blood drive, school backpack drive, working on Habitat for Humanity fundraising events and other activities suggested by the committee. Meets monthly.

Education Committee
Members coordinate with the BRAR Education Director on education programs, including trending topics, designation courses and continuing education offerings. Members also provide/seeks instructors and facilitators. Meets on the 1st Thursday of the month.

Legislative/RPAC Committee (Open to all REALTOR® and Affiliate members)
The Committee shall be charged with providing member advice, direction, and recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding Association positions on issues affecting the real estate industry and/or the protection of property rights. The Committee may suggest adding new policies positions, altering, or eliminating BRAR’s Standing Positions. The Committee will recommend BOD approval of the BRAR Annual Legislative Agenda. The Committee will keep members and the public informed on legislative matters affecting the industry and will communicate the legislative positions and rationale of the BRAR, VAR, and NAR to the membership. Establish relationships with area legislators.

The RPAC subgroup raises the awareness of the importance of RPAC and spearheads fundraising activities, as well as helping to organize “Calls to Action” when needed. They will give recognition to members who are in local government boards, committees, councils, chamber, partnership etc. Meets on the 4th Thursday of the month.

Special Events Committee (Open to all REALTOR® and Affiliate members)
Composed of REALTOR® and affiliate members, who plan, organize, and execute BRAR’s three major events (ie: Awards Banquet, Annual Membership Meeting and BOD Installation Banquet). Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month.

Young Professionals Network (YPN)
Works to promote professional relationships among young real estate professionals or those new to real estate and to support the REALTOR® community now and in the future. Facilitates exchange of ideas in a social setting; offers educational opportunities. Assists BRAR to identify and engage future leaders. Serves the community through volunteer work to enhance the REALTOR® visibility and image. Meets monthly.