2022 Standing Committee - Member Involvement

Thurston County REALTORS Association would like to encourage you to serve on one of our Standing Committees.  Please review the following committees available, their descriptions, and make your selections accordingly.  

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PERSONAL INFORMATION:

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Awards Committee
(Kevin Gordham and Christina Janis, Co-Chairs) The purpose of the Awards Committee is to evaluate and select from nominations submitted, the recipients of the award for REALTOR® of the Year, REALTOR® Special Achievement, Affiliate of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Partnership of the Year, Community Service Award, and Long Time REALTOR® Spirit Award. Must be a REALTOR® member.

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Awards Committee
(Kevin Gordham and Christina Janis, Co-Chairs) The purpose of the Awards Committee is to evaluate and select from nominations submitted, the recipients of the award for REALTOR® of the Year, REALTOR® Special Achievement, Affiliate of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Partnership of the Year, Community Service Award, and Long Time REALTOR® Spirit Award. Must be a REALTOR® member.

(If you have no previous committee experience, don't worry - that does not preclude you from serving.  We welcome and encourage all to apply!)

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Bylaws and Policy Manual Committee
(Kathy Cross Reece, Chair) This committee works with the Board of Directors on any bylaw or policy changes. Members of this committee are selected by the President.

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Bylaws and Policy Manual Committee
(Kathy Cross Reece, Chair) This committee works with the Board of Directors on any bylaw or policy changes. Members of this committee are selected by the President.

(If you have no previous committee experience, don't worry - that does not preclude you from serving. We welcome and encourage all to apply!)

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Communication Committee
(Jennifer Griggs, Chair) The Communications Committee strives to make TCRA a better organization by creating relevant and effective ways to communicate with members and the Thurston County community. The Communications Committee utilizes web-based, print, and email communications to keep TCRA members connected and involved with the Association and current on industry news.

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Communication Committee
(Jennifer Griggs, Chair) The Communications Committee strives to make TCRA a better organization by creating relevant and effective ways to communicate with members and the Thurston County community. The Communications Committee utilizes web-based, print, and email communications to keep TCRA members connected and involved with the Association and current on industry news.

(This is not limited to the REALTOR organization.)

(If you have no previous committee experience, do not worry - that does not preclude you from serving.  We welcome and encourage all to apply!)

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Diversity Committee
(Josh Hizon, Chair) The purpose of the Diversity Committee is to educate, inform and cooperate with REALTORS®, government agencies and community leaders. To enhance REALTORS® professional image through training. Educate and train members on the Federal Fair Housing Act and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).

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Diversity Committee
(Josh Hizon, Chair) The purpose of the Diversity Committee is to educate, inform and cooperate with REALTORS®, government agencies and community leaders. To enhance REALTORS® professional image through training. Educate and train members on the Federal Fair Housing Act and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).

How would you contribute? (If you have no previous committee experience, don't worry - that does not preclude you from serving. We welcome and encourage all to apply!)

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Education Committee
(Steve Chung, Chair) The purpose of the Education Committee is to provide a well-balanced and effective educational program, meeting the needs of the Association membership.

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Education Committee
(Steve Chung, Chair) The purpose of the Education Committee is to provide a well-balanced and effective educational program, meeting the needs of the Association membership.

(If you have no previous committee experience, don't worry - that does not preclude you from serving. We welcome and encourage all to apply!)

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Government Affairs Committee
(Anya Myer, Chair) This committee is responsible to identify and support candidates for political office and/or political issues that confirm issues positions taken by REALTORS®. This committee is also responsible to keep the membership informed of specific political issues that impact the real estate industry. This committee will facilitate organized participation in and support of REALTOR® legislative/advocacy goals at all levels of government.

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Government Affairs Committee
(Anya Myer, Chair) This committee is responsible to identify and support candidates for political office and/or political issues that confirm issues positions taken by REALTORS®. This committee is also responsible to keep the membership informed of specific political issues that impact the real estate industry. This committee will facilitate organized participation in and support of REALTOR® legislative/advocacy goals at all levels of government.

or committee(s) (including TCRA)?

(If you have no previous committee experience, don't worry - that does not preclude you from serving. We welcome and encourage all to apply!)

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Grievance Committee
(Sue Wise, Chair) The purpose of the Grievance Committee is similar to that of a “grand jury” of the judicial system; that is, to prevent abuse and harassment through frivolous complaints. It examines complaints referred to it by the Association Executive and determines if the complaint has sufficient substance and merit to warrant an ethics hearing, an arbitration hearing, or mediation. Professional Standards training is mandatory.

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Grievance Committee
(Sue Wise, Chair) The purpose of the Grievance Committee is similar to that of a “grand jury” of the judicial system; that is, to prevent abuse and harassment through frivolous complaints. It examines complaints referred to it by the Association Executive and determines if the complaint has sufficient substance and merit to warrant an ethics hearing, an arbitration hearing, or mediation. Professional Standards training is mandatory.

If so, please give a short description of your experience in the area.  

(If you have no previous committee experience, don't worry - that does not preclude you from serving. We welcome and encourage all to apply!)

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Membership Committee
(Scott Haase, Chair) This committee focuses on providing REALTOR® and Affiliate members with opportunities and resources to enhance professional earnings while providing exceptional service to their clients and communities.

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Membership Committee
(Scott Haase, Chair) This committee focuses on providing REALTOR® and Affiliate members with opportunities and resources to enhance professional earnings while providing exceptional service to their clients and communities.

and how do you see your involvement impacting that?

(If you have no previous committee experience, don't worry - that does not preclude you from serving. We welcome and encourage all to apply!)

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Professional Standards Committee
(Sandy Lorenz, Chair) The Professional Standards Committee is the committee of the Association charged with the responsibility for enforcement of the Code of Ethics through the conduct of ethics and arbitration hearings. Professional training is mandatory. Committee members are in a pool with the Grievance Committee members. Members of this committee must be REALTORS.

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Professional Standards Committee
(Sandy Lorenz, Chair) The Professional Standards Committee is the committee of the Association charged with the responsibility for enforcement of the Code of Ethics through the conduct of ethics and arbitration hearings. Professional training is mandatory. Committee members are in a pool with the Grievance Committee members. Members of this committee must be REALTORS.

If so, please give a short description of your experience in the area.  

(If you have no previous committee experience, don't worry - that does not preclude you from serving. We welcome and encourage all to apply!)

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RPAC Fundraising Committee
(Phil Harlan and Kevin Gordham, Co-Chairs) The Thurston County REALTORS® Association REALTORS® Political Action Committee promotes the election of pro-REALTOR® candidates within Washington and across the United States. The purpose of RPAC is clear: REALTORS® raise and spend money to elect candidates who understand and support their interests. The money to accomplish this comes from voluntary contributions made by REALTORS®.

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RPAC Fundraising Committee
(Phil Harlan and Kevin Gordham, Co-Chairs) The Thurston County REALTORS® Association REALTORS® Political Action Committee promotes the election of pro-REALTOR® candidates within Washington and across the United States. The purpose of RPAC is clear: REALTORS® raise and spend money to elect candidates who understand and support their interests. The money to accomplish this comes from voluntary contributions made by REALTORS®.

Have you been involved in other fundraising efforts?

(If you have no previous committee experience, don't worry - that does not preclude you from serving. We welcome and encourage all to apply!)

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Young Professional Network Committee
(Joe Heilman and Kelli Yoder, Co-Chairs) The Young Professionals Network (YPN) works to encourage, promote and inspire the new generation of Thurston County REALTORS® through education and networking and to provide a gateway for leadership at the local, state and national levels. YPN members work to stay current on technology tools and social trends – connecting with clients and customers through the right channels that emerge over time.

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Young Professional Network Committee
(Joe Heilman and Kelli Yoder, Co-Chairs) The Young Professionals Network (YPN) works to encourage, promote and inspire the new generation of Thurston County REALTORS® through education and networking and to provide a gateway for leadership at the local, state and national levels. YPN members work to stay current on technology tools and social trends – connecting with clients and customers through the right channels that emerge over time.

(If you have no previous committee experience, don't worry - that does not preclude you from serving. We welcome and encourage all to apply!)