Does a leadership role in FAAR interest you? Would you like to see the Association approach member services differently? Are you ready to give back to the Realtor community?
by: Pat Breme, CIPS, RCE
If you have answered yes to one or more of the questions than you might be interested in running for the 2018 FAAR Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee is accepting applications until close of business on May 31. The Board is a hard working body of 12 people who set policy for the entire association. The group meets monthly to ponder issues, solve problems and keep the association financially solvent by carefully managing funds and investments. A new Director commented, “ I had no idea the Board did so much.” A lot of deliberation is given to each topic on the agenda. The reoccurring question asked? “Is this good for the membership?”
New this year, an affiliate member position
The members voted last year to add an affiliate member position on the Board of Directors. Affiliate members are welcome to submit an application. The Affiliate Director has full voting rights, serves no longer than a two-year term and may not serve as an Officer. Affiliate members applying for consideration follow the same application and vetting process (interviewed by the Nominating Committee) as an agent member would follow in applying to run for the Board of Directors.
Affiliate applications are reviewed by the Nominating Committee and those persons who meet the basic requirements of service to the Association, exhibit leadership characteristics and a willingness to dedicate time and energy will be considered for an interview by the Committee. The Committee can recommend all the applicants, one or none, but not more than three may be placed on the ballot. The affiliate candidate getting the highest number of votes receives the position.
I have attached the application for a new director and the Leadership Code of Conduct forms. Return the completed forms to me by May 31. Selected applicants will be notified of an interview time. Please contact me, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Chair Christine Singhass, email@example.com with questions you might have. I have also attached the list of the 2017 Leadership Team. Each would be happy to answer any questions you might have about serving.
The election is September 13. The Ballot goes live on August 16. The terms are either for 2 or 3 years. Is the Board a clique? Yes, if you define the word as a group of people with common interest. The common interest is YOU!
2017 Leadership Team
President Linda Fosdick, ABR, CRS, GRI- Dockside Realty
President-Elect Kevin McGrath- Long & Foster, Inc.- Fredericksburg
Vice President Arlene Mason, Coldwell Banker Carriage House Realty,
Secretary Mark Geslock, Century 21 Redwood- Spotsylvania
Treasurer Drew Fristoe, Coldwell Banker Elite- Massaponax
Immediate Past President Christine Singhass, Caroline’s Realty
Carrie Danko, 1st Choice Better Homes & Land
Ben Keddie, CCIM, CIPS, Colwell Baker Commercial
Laura Fangman, Nest Realty Group
Pam Kuper, e-Pro, Century 21 New Millennium, Fredericksburg
Sandra Pearce, ABR, Coldwell Banker Elite- Spotsylvania
Chip Taylor, Century 21 Battlefield, King George