committees

CLICK HERE to submit your 2018 committee request - Due December 8 (deadline extended to Dec. 12!)

Greater Chattanooga REALTORS®' governance structure is comprised of committees and task forces, which review specific issues and make recommendations to the Board of Directors for action or implementation. Provided below are the descriptions of each volunteer opportunity. Should you wish to attend a committee meeting as a guest, please refer to our Meeting Policy

Committee Sign-up & Appointment Process

2018 President Geoff Ramsey will work in conjunction with his appointed Chairmen to match the scope of each committee’s work with the strengths and relevant experience of interested volunteers. Committee appointments will be confirmed by mid-December via e-mail from the Staff Support for the committee to which you are assigned. 

Our goal is to accommodate as many members as possible, while also considering available space and overall make-up of each committee. Appointment considerations will be given to committee size and diversity (i.e., member type, firm size, geographical representation, gender, etc.). All applicants will be considered, but some applicants may not get an assignment for the following year. Appointments will be confirmed via e-mail from the staff support for the committee to which you are assigned. Unless otherwise noted in the committee description terms are one (1) calendar year. In order to prevent stagnant thinking, the President will consider the number of consecutive years a member has already served in a particular area.

Any member of a committee or task force who fails to attend three (3) regular meetings in one (1) calendar year shall be construed as resignation.

Committee Descriptions

AFFILIATE COUNCIL: Open to all Affiliate members. Explores opportunities to engage Affiliate members for sponsorship opportunities and provide networking opportunities between Affiliate and REALTOR® members. No sign-up required. Contact marie@gcar.net to get involved with the Affiliate Council.

BROKER INVOLVEMENT: Gives guidance to programming specific to owners and managing brokers.

BUDGET & FINANCE: Formulates the annual budget and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors concerning financial planning and investment decisions. Staggered, two-year terms.

BYLAWS: Reviews Bylaw recommendations from NAR for implementation at the local level, as well as any local issues that may arise and contemplate a Bylaws amendment.

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS: Supports the ongoing partnerships with Habitat for Humanity & Hamilton County Schools Snack Packs; Plans and implements the biennial Habitat fundraiser (golf tournament, wine tasting and silent auction).

DIVERSITY INCLUSION: Promotes equal opportunity and cultural diversity within the real estate industry and encourages as Association culture that embraces and celebrates our differences. Plans annual recognition of Fair Housing Month.

EDUCATION/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Promotes traditional (CE, designation classes) and non-traditional (videos, forums, membership breakfasts) learning opportunities; Evaluates the effectiveness of current and potential learning opportunities to engage a broad spectrum of members.

GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS: Reviews government policies that may impact the ability of REALTORS® to conduct their business successfully and ethically, and to promote the preservation of the right to own, use, and transfer real property. Works with elected officials on issues impacting property values and quality of life in Greater Chattanooga. 

GRIEVANCE: Reviews arbitration requests and ethics complaints to determine whether they meet the criteria for referring to the Professional Standards Committee for a hearing. Staggered three-year terms. Meets monthly. NOTE: Appointees to the Grievance Committee MUST attend REQUIRED ALL DAY TRAINING on January 17, 2018.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: Identifies, educates and grooms futures Association leaders; Oversees the Leadership Academy curriculum, application and selection process. Staggered, 2-year terms of recent graduates. Meets 2-4 times in the 1st Quarter and then bi-monthly to monitor programming in preparation for the subsequent year.

PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS: Prior experience on the Grievance Committee is preferred. Conducts hearings on possible violations of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics and arbitration requests. Staggered, 4-year terms. NOTE: Appointees to the Professional Standards Committee MUST attend REQUIRED ALL DAY TRAINING on January 17, 2018.

REALTORS® POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (RPAC): Solicits RPAC contributions to support pro-REALTOR® political candidates. Educates members on their role in the REALTOR® Party – vote, act invest – to protect and promote home ownership and real estate investment.