Your involvement on an Association committee will provide you with invaluable networking access to the REALTOR® organization. From this, you will gain a better understanding of the organizational and business needs of REALTORS®.
Board of Directors
1. Setting strategic direction (to approve the outcomes that the Association is to accomplish),
2. allocating resources effectively and efficiently, and
3. evaluating the progress being made to ensure that the desired outcomes are being achieved.
Business Practices Committee...
The Business Practices Committee develops REALTOR® educational materials on current business issues, i.e., risk management issues, dispute resolution, technology, multi-cultural diversity & fair housing issues, profitability, legislative & regulatory, etc.
In order to accomplish this task, the committee shall plan and implement appropriate educational opportunities for the members. The committee also reviews, selects and educates members on programs and services that will benefit their real estate business, (i.e., E&O Ins., other insurance programs, & discount programs.
Governmental & Public Affairs Committee
The Governmental & Public Affairs Committee encourages participation among the general membership in grass roots political activity, monitors local legislation affecting the real estate industry and advocates for the the SEATTLE KingCounty REALTORS® to elected officials, community leaders and the public.
This committee investigates complaints received from the public and members to determine if the complaint has sufficient substance and merit to warrant an ethics or arbitration hearing.
Professional Standards Committee
Professional Standards Committee is responsible for the enforcement of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics through the conduct of ethics and arbitration hearings.
Member & Community Relations Committee
The purpose of the Member & Community Relations Committee is to work with the Association Officers and CEO in setting directions and monitoring performance in the areas of membership development and relations, strategic alliance development and community relations.
The Awards Sub-committee develops award programs to recognize achievement in the SEATTLE KingCounty REALTORS® and the community, to monitor those programs and select deserving recipients.
First Citizen’s Award Sub-Committee
The First Citizen’s Award Sub-committee plans for and coordinates the First Citizen Award Banquet. First established in 1939, this annual non-profit community event is hosted by REALTORS®.
Young Professionals Network (YPN)
YPN is a member-driven organization that helps young real estate professionals excel in their careers by giving them the tools and encouragement they need. www.ypnseattle.com
Works with Association Officers and the CEO in the design and implementation of a program and fiscal performance monitoring process. With the CEO, it is responsible for setting and reviewing financial and investment policies. It reviews performance and reports both progress and challenges to the Board of Directors.
Committee works with the Association Officers and CEO to:
1. develop a strategic framework (mission, vision, broad directions, and strategic issues) for the Association,
2. identify potential leadership nominees and develop leadership qualities (identify, solicit, nominate and train potential leaders),
3. prepare annual operational (business) plan, and
4. prepare the annual budget, program and utilization of Association resources.
The Nominations Sub-committee recommends candidates for officers and directors positions for the coming year.