, friends and colleagues turned out in great numbers to attend the Installation Ceremony of PGCAR 2017 President Patricia Dowtin, (Associated with Long and Foster Real Estate in Mitchellville, MD). Pat took the helm of PGCAR on October 1st
. This year, PGCAR was honored to have State Attorney Angela Alsobrooks along with Delegate Carolyn J. B. Howard install President Dowtin, while Maryland Association of REALTORS®
2017 President-Elect Boyd Campbell installed the Officers and Directors, at a gala event on September 21st
at the Camelot by Martins in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
Dowtin has served PGCAR in a number of capacities through the years, most recently as President-Elect. During her 31 years of continuous membership, Ms. Dowtin has served on many PGCAR committees. She is always willing to take on any task to benefit the community and the Association.
President Dowtin plans to enhance PGCAR's very comprehensive community service profile, which includes a holiday food drive, scholarships for high school seniors, fair housing education and much, much more. "REALTORS®
care deeply about the County and the neighborhoods in which they serve. That is why PGCAR is committed to strengthening its involvement in community service endeavors," said Dowtin.
Other installed officers and directors include:
President - Patricia Dowtin, Long and Foster Real Estate
President-Elect - Cheryl Abrams, RE/MAX United Real Estate
Secretary - Veera Phillips, Keller Williams Preferred Properties
Treasurer - Paul "Carlos" Lancaster, Exit Right Realty
Past President Director - Lorence "Chuck" Ottley, Sellstate Dominion Realty
Donald Frederick - RE/MAX United Real Estate
Art Greene - Long and Foster Real Estate
Sherman Hardy - EXIT Landmark Realty
Larry Hudson - RE/MAX Leading Edge Inc.
Fredericka Lloyd - Lloyd & Associates Real Estate
Shameeka Price - Capital Structures Real Estate
Willie Rhone - Weichert REALTORS®
THANK YOU to everyone who contacted or visited our U.S. Senators and Representatives to support the "Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act."
On July 14, the U.S. Senate passed HR 3700 unanimously. President Obama signed H.R. 3700, Public Law 114-201 into law on July 29, 2016.
This important legislation includes FHA condo finance reforms; streamlining of the Rural Housing Service loan process; reforms and streamlining of HUD housing services for needy families while increasing opportunities for families to transition into self-sufficiency; and several other reforms
which will expand housing opportunities and save taxpayers money.
The Congressional Budget Office reports the reforms enacted by passage of this legislation will reduce spending by $311 million over the 2017 - 2021 period.