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GNIAR Elections Committee

The Elections Committee is tasked with requesting applications for candidacy from the GNIAR general membership for open GNIAR Board of Directors Officers and Directors positions.

At least three months prior to the annual election, a committee of seven REALTOR® members is appointed by the GNIAR President with the approval of the Board of Directors. The Immediate Past President of the Association serves as chairperson.

Meeting Schedule: 1 to 2 times prior to election

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee compiles the GNIAR and GNIAR/MLS annual operational and capital budgets for presentation to the GNIAR and GNIAR/MLS Boards of Directors. The committee determines the means and provides oversight to an appropriate long-term investment strategy for the organization’s reserves. It is also responsible for initiating a financial audit as necessary as well as making any recommendations for appropriate financial policies for inclusion in the GNIAR and GNIAR/MLS Policy and Procedures Manuals.

The committee is made up of a total of fifteen members including the following: GNIAR Treasurer (chairperson), GNIAR/MLS Treasurer (vice chairperson), GNIAR President, GNIAR/MLS President, GNIAR President-Elect, GNIAR/MLS President-Elect, GNIAR Immediate Past Treasurer, GNIAR/MLS Immediate Treasurer, GNIAR Immediate Past President and GNIAR/MLS Immediate Past President. Five members-at-large are appointed annually by the GNIAR and GNIAR/MLS Presidents. GNIAR’s CEO and Director of Finance serve on the committee in an ex-officio capacity.

Committee member terms run from January 1 to December 31.

Meeting Schedule: Quarterly

 

Finance Committee Members

2018 Chair Craig Frendling, GNIAR Treasurer

2018 Vice Chair Dan Coffey, GNIAR MLS Treasurer

Members:      

Saba Mohammed, GNIAR President

BruceAnn Singleton, GNIAR President-Elect

Brenda Miley, GNIAR MLS President

Trinity McCormick, GNIAR MLS President-Elect

Nathan Reeder, GNIAR Immediate Past President

Kim Odegard, GNIAR MLS Immediate Past President

No Seat - GNIAR Immediate Past Treasurer

No Seat - GNIAR MLS Immediate Past Treasurer

Tricia Welty-Meyer

Noelle Weishaar

Rita Beaty

Candee Warren

Thelma Nolan

 

Forms Committee

The Forms Committee reviews suggestions and comments GNIAR members have regarding the Indiana Association of REALTORS® (IAR) library of Indiana real estate contract forms through ZipForms®. Indiana real estate forms are reviewed annually by IAR’s attorneys and members of the IAR Forms Committee which includes REALTORS® from throughout the state representing their local associations.

Prior to the annual meeting of the IAR Forms Committee, GNIAR’s Forms Committee solicits input on the current IAR Forms. GNIAR’s Forms Committee reviews all recommendations received by members and determines recommendations for possible change to the GNIAR Board of Directors. Upon approval of the GNIAR Board of Directors, the committee submits the recommendations to IAR’s Forms Committee.

Meeting Schedule: Annually and as needed

Governmental Affairs Committee

Government Affairs Committee advocates for local, state and national policy initiatives that protect the interests of GNIAR members and the Northwest Indiana real estate industry.  Members of the committee assist in developing, cultivating and maintaining relationships with local, state and federal elected officials as well as like-minded civic, community and business organizations. 
Any GNIAR member or Affiliate member interested in the governmental aspects of promoting the preservation of the right to own, use, and transfer real property are encouraged to join.

Meeting Schedule: Quarterly and as needed

 

Governmental Affairs Committee Members

                       2018 Chair Nathan Reeder                            

               2018 Vice Chair Nina Wiseman                   

Members:                   Saba Mohammed         Tajani Farhan-Rodriguez         Kathy Boswell

                                 Craig Frendling            Dion DePaoli                          Brenda Miley

                              Rita Beaty                   Orlando Mason                      Eric Lopez

                                           Anthony Monda           Ann Mayer                            BruceAnn Singleton

                                 Alison Rentschler        Cynthia Williams                     Brooke Metz

                                 Mercedes Burgos        Shirley Barnes-Gray                Dave Burrow

                     Binika Henderson          Phyllis McNeill                             

 

Member Involvement Committee

The Member Involvement Committee is a newly formed committee that will focus on getting members more involved in various aspects of the Association including committees, leadership, events, community outreach, etc.

Meeting Schedule: As needed

Member involvement Committee Members

2018 Chair Binika Henderson

2018 Vice Chair Jennifer Parham

Members:       Johnette Gore

                     Saba Mohammed

                     India Castaneda

                     Nina Wiseman

                     MaryAnn Maki

 

MLS Hearing Panel

The GNIAR/MLS Hearing Panel exists to hear matters of violations of the GNIAR/MLS rules and regulations by Participants and their subscribers in instances where an assessed fine is being challenged.

The committee is appointed by the GNIAR/MLS President and subject to confirmation by the GNIAR/MLS Board of Directors. The panel is comprised of twelve board members in good standing which includes the GNIARMLS Immediate Past President (chair), Participants and no more than two MLS subscribers. Appointments are made in staggered three year terms, after which a Participant/Subscriber is eligible for reappointment after a one year period.

The individual hearing panels will be convened and comprised of five Participants/Subscribers including the chairperson (seeing as there is no conflict) who will select the panel from the committee.

Meeting Schedule: Annually and as needed

 

MLS Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee selects a proposed slate of Officer(s) and Director(s) for the GNIAR/MLS Board of Directors from Participant and subscriber submissions. The committee strives to achieve geographical diversity and balanced representation among firms.

At least three months prior to the Annual Participants’ Meeting, the GNIAR/MLS President appoints no more than five GNIAR/MLS Participants (includes GNIAR/MLS Immediate Past President as chair) to the committee.

Meeting Schedule: 1 to 2 times prior to election

 

REALTOR® of the Year Committee

The REALTOR® of the Year Committee meets to review submissions for REALTOR® of the Year, Affiliate of the Year and potentially Honorary REALTOR® of the Year, which are announced at GNIAR’s Annual Meeting. Submissions are requested from REALTOR® Members and Affiliate Members in late spring/early summer. The committee is comprised of the most recent REALTORS® of the Year from the last five years. The chair is traditionally the individual who is the least recent REALTOR® of the Year.

Meeting Schedule: Annually prior to Annual Meeting

 

REALTOR® of the Year Committee Members

Chair: India Castaneda - 2013 ROTY

Brenda Miley - 2014 ROTY

Buford Eddy - 2015 ROTY

Roger Lain - 2016 ROTY

Vice Chair: Kim Odegard - 2017 ROTY

 

 

RPAC Committee

The GNIAR RPAC Committee is comprised of members who develop and implement creative strategies specific to raising funds from voluntary investments in RPAC from GNIAR REALTOR® and Affiliate members for use in supporting national, state and local candidates who have been identified as being pro-REALTOR®.  These funds are not member dues but rather money given freely by REALTOR® members who recognize the importance of helping to fund campaigns of those who can help bring “our voice to the table” in support of issues important to the real estate profession and industry.

Any GNIAR REALTOR® or Affiliate member is encouraged to join.  The committee meets upon a call by the Chair but typically not more than once every other month.

Meeting Schedule: Bi-monthly or as needed

 

RPAC Committee Members

2018 Chair Brenda Miley

2018 Vice Chair Roger Lain

Members:          Megan Cecil               Nathan Reeder                    Craig Frendling                  Dave Burrow

                        Mercedes Burgos        Eric Lopez                           Denise Little                      Jay Harrigan

                             Binika Henderson       Caryn Crist                           BruceAnn Singleton           Saba Mohammed

                        Phyllis McNeill            Cyndy Vander Giessen           Tiffany Dowling                Rose Dobbins

                        Kathy Boswell            Cynthia Williams                    Claudia Miller                   Kim Odegard

     Nina Wiseman           Ursula Buchnat                      Geri Rose                       

 

 

RPAC Trustees

The REALTORS® Political Action Committee Trustees are responsible for endorsing pro-REALTOR® candidates seeking office in Northwest Indiana. Each Trustee is expected to have an interest in the issues and political climate of the area they represent.

The RPAC Trustees is comprised of trained RPAC investor GNIAR REALTOR® or Affiliate members who have a history of being engaged in the political process, are unbiased and represent various communities and unincorporated areas throughout the GNIAR territory.

RPAC Trustee members serve a three term (four years if a term includes a non-election year) and are appointed by the GNIAR President.  Each member must participate in ½ day training and commit to being available for candidate interviews for both the spring and fall election cycles.  The number of daylong interviews is dependent on the number of candidates filing for election and the number of “hotly” contested races as determined by the Trustees.

Meeting Schedule: Approximately four times annually

 

RPAC Trustees Committee Members

2018 Chair               Megan Cecil              2018 thru 2021

2018 Vice Chair           Denise Little                  2018 thru 2021

Member                      Brenda Miley                2018 thru 2021

Member                      Donna Zisoff                2017 thru 2020

Member                      Saba Mohammed         2017 thru 2020

Member                      Jay Harrigan                2017 thru 2020

Member                      Nina Wiseman             2016 thru 2019

Member                      Jay Mayden                 2016 thru 2019

Member                      Chuck Dellorto             2016 thru 2019

Member                      Iris Reeves                  2015 thru 2018

Member                      BruceAnn Singleton     2015 thru 2018

Member                      Claudia Miller             2015 thru 2018

 

 

Social Events Committee

The Social Events Committee is tasked with planning GNIAR’s Holiday Luncheon held every December. The group meets to determine the event’s overall theme, philanthropic component(s), entertainment, menu and the like. It is comprised of multiple real estate related professionals who are either REALTOR® Members and/or Affiliate Members of the Association.

Meeting Schedule: Approximately two to three times annually

 

Young Professionals Network

GNIAR’s Young Professionals Network Committee oversees the association’s Young Professionals Network and its efforts throughout the year. The committee determines what social events, educational seminars/workshops, philanthropic efforts and the like YPN will host locally throughout the year.

YPN is geared toward REALTOR® and Affiliate members under 40-years-old, however all are welcome. Its mission is to help young professionals excel in their careers by giving them the tools and encouragement to become involved in four core areas: REALTOR® Associations, real estate industry, peers and community.

 

Meeting Schedule: As needed

 

YPN Committee Members

2018 Chair Craig Frendling

Nathan Reeder

 Brent Wright 

Eric Lopez

Binika Henderson

Cynthia Williams

     Chris Deutscher