Committees

NOTE:  The online sign-up link will be available here no later than October 25.

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

2022 Derek English 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

 

Association Management

BUDGET & FINANCE: Formulates the annual budget and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors concerning financial planning and investment decisions. Staggered, two-year terms. Meets 4-6 times each year.

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. Meets as needed.

MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE: Establishes and maintains policies for the residential and commercial MLS system, MLS data compilation, and related services (i.e. lockboxes, market reports, tax data,). 9 Participants and 2 Subscribers are elected annually by the MLS Participants to serve two-year,staggered terms. Meets monthly.

Outreach & Events

CONSUMER EDUCATION & SCHOLARSHIP: Facilitates programs to educate young consumers about the home-buying process and careers in the real estate industry. Oversees an Association-funded, need-based scholarship program for first-year college students.

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS: Supports the ongoing partnerships with Habitat for Humanity & Snack Packs. Plans and executes fundraisers, including Tee Up & Wine Down for Habitat. Meets monthly.

DIVERSITY INCLUSION: Promotes equal opportunity and cultural diversity within the real estate industry and encourages an Association culture that embraces and celebrates our differences. Plans annual recognition of Fair Housing Month. Meets bi-monthly and may become monthly as the scope of the committee grows.

PLACEMAKING GRANTS Identifies local opportunities to create and/or transform an unused public space into a welcoming community destination through use of NAR grants.

Professional Development

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. Meets quarterly.

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. NOTE: Due to the make-up of the committee being recent graduates, this committee does not appear on the annual committee sign-up.

Dispute Resolution

GRIEVANCE & PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS: Beginning in 2022, local members will serve on Tennessee REALTORS®’s committees to review arbitration requests and ethics complaints to determine whether they meet the criteria for referring to the Professional Standards Committee for a hearing. Annual training required.