Committees

As a member-driven organization, ACAR will rely on volunteer committees to pursue our strategic objectives and make recommendations to the Board of Directors. Working on a committee can be both challenging and rewarding. Committee Members stay informed of developments in the real estate industry at the local, state and national levels.

Please take a moment to read about each of our committees. Click on any of the committee names below for a complete description.

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Community Outreach and Charity Committee

About this Committee

  • Composition: Shall have REALTOR or Affiliate members in good standing.
  • Job: The committee shall plan and implement community outreach and retention programs. This committee also assists with other projects as requested, and the Charity fundraising efforts.
  • Meetings: The committee shall meet at the call of the chairman.

Legislative Committee

About this Committee

The purpose of the Legislative Committee is to:

  • Review local legislation of significance to ACAR and determine action plan on proposal.
  • Assist OAR and NAR on legislative initiatives developing at the state and federal levels.
  • Proactively further the interests of ACAR from an advocacy perspective.
  • Identify and monitor proposed legislation and regulatory changes.
  • Evaluate the impact on the real estate industry.
  • To formulate ACAR’S legislative agenda.

Membership on the Legislative Committee is available to any member of ACAR in good standing who is a donor to the REALTORS® Political Action Committee.

For news about this committee visit the Legislative Committee Updates page.

Grievance Committee

About this Committee

  • Composition: Shall have a maximum of 15 REALTOR members in good standing. The members are required to attend the annual Professional Standards Training Session. Committee members will be appointed by the ACAR President with the approval of the Board of Directors.
  • Job: The members shall review ethics complaints to determine if an ethics hearing should be held. Arbitration requests are also review by this committee to evaluate for proper filing. Appropriate requests shall be forwarded to the Professional Standards for a hearing.
  • Meetings: The committee shall meet monthly unless there are no action items for the committee.

Member Services and Affiliate Committee

About this Committee

  • Composition: Shall have REALTOR or Affiliate members in good standing.
  • Job: The committee shall plan and implement membership recruitment and retention programs. This committee also assists with other projects as requested. The Committee assists with event planning, creating programs that promote using an Affiliate, and discuss industry related issues.
  • Meetings: The committee shall meet at the call of the chairman.

Professional Development and Equal Opportunity Committee

About this Committee

  • Composition: Shall have REALTOR or Affiliate Members in good standing.
  • Job: Committee members assist with the planning and implementation of educational offerings. Committee members plan and provide educational offerings pertaining to Fair Housing and cultural diversity. In accordance with the bylaws and rules and regulations, the committee shall select the recipient for the Equal Opportunity Housing Award. This committee shall also have responsibility for implementing NAR’s Ambassadors to the Cities Project.
  • Meetings: The Committee shall meet at least twice per year.

Professional Standards Committee

About this Committee

  • Composition: Shall have no more than 50 REALTOR members in good standing. All members of this committee shall have served at least one three-year term as a member of the Grievance Committee. Committee members will be appointed by the ACAR President with the approval of the Board of Directors.
  • Job: The members of this committee shall be assigned to hearing panels and as mediators.
  • Meetings: Except for the annual training session, this committee shall meet as needed.

Commercial Committee

About this Committee

  • Composition: Shall have REALTOR and Affiliate Members in good standing. In order to serve on the Commercial/Industrial Forum, members must be a commercial property manager, REALTORS must certify that a majority of their annual transactions be commercial and for affiliate that their job description include serving the commercial real estate market. Exception: REALTORS in their first year of licensure who have not yet completed transactions but have declared their area of specialty to be commercial and have registered with NAR RCA.
  • Job: The Alliance shall provide ACAR’s Commercial Members with networking opportunities and credit classes pertaining to topics of interest to Commercial members. The Alliance shall also select the recipient of the Commercial REALTOR of the Year award.
  • Meetings: The Committee shall meet at the call of the chairman.

REALTORS® Political Action Committee

About this Committee

The REALTORS® Political Action Committee of ACAR:

  • Reviews requests for contributions by candidates from RPAC and make recommendations to charter members responsible for formal vote.
  • Recommends candidates for endorsement to the Board of Directors for endorsement approval.
  • Determines appropriate RPAC contribution and forward to the Board of Directors for approval.

Committee members will be appointed by the ACAR President with the approval of the Board of Directors.

Young Professionals Network (YPN) Committee

About this Committee

YPN helps young real estate professionals excel in their careers by giving them the tools and encouragement to become involved in four core areas:

  • REALTOR® associations. Attend REALTOR® conferences and pursue leadership roles with their local, state, and national association.
  • Real estate industry. Take an active role in policy discussions and advocacy issues; be informed about the latest industry news and trends.
  • Peers. Network and learn from one another by attending events, participating in online communication, and seeking out mentoring opportunities.
  • Community. Become exceptional members of their community by demonstrating a high level of REALTOR® professionalism and volunteering for causes they feel passionate about.

To learn more about YPN visit our YPN page.

Communications Committee

About this Committee
The Communications Committee works to inform members about ACAR and its activities, promote the association’s programs and services, and advocate the value that REALTORS® bring to consumers and the community.