Committee Responsibilities
Affiliate Committee

Addresses affiliate issues, including benefits of membership. Promotes and encourages affiliate participation in the Annual Affiliate Sponsorship Program. Works to increase the Association's Affiliate Membership.

Awards Committee

Manages the PGCAR Awards competition; Establishes production awards criteria, entry rules / guidelines, certifies entry submissions for compliance and plans award recognition event.

Communications / Public Relations Committee

The Communications / Public Relations Committee promotes the REALTOR® image through the use of positive publicity in communication mediums (print, television, radio, internet, and social media). Members of the Committee will build relationships with media outlets to advance promotion of PGCAR community service endeavours externally to consumers / general public and to promote positive "PR" internally, to Association members.

Community Service Committee

Creates opportunities for member involvement in community affairs; manages, promotes and highlights PGCAR Community Outreach Programs. This Committee is also responsible for planning the Annual Holiday Charity Party.

Education Committee

Provides input into PGCAR'S educational offerings and oversees the Association's Education Program. This Committee provides guidance on the types of courses PGCAR will offer and course content in order to meet the educational needs of today's REALTORS®.

Forms Committee

Reviews all Association forms and makes recommendations for the creation of new forms as well as keeping the Association's standard forms current. Members of this committee have substantial knowledge of PGCAR forms.

Grievance Committee

Reviews ethics complaints and requests for arbitration to determine whether they should be forwarded to the Professional Standards Committee for hearing. This committee meets on an "as needed" basis. Attendance at the mandatory Professional Standards training program is required. Failure to attend the program will result in removal from the Committee. Grievance Committee members serve for three-year rotating terms and availability is subject to vacant positions.

Housing Affordability Committee

Works to maintain and monitor affordable housing programs and housing opportunities. Keeps abreast of lending programs and municipal, county, state and national initiatives to expand and increase housing opportunity. Reports and promotes housing programs through PGCAR.com and newsletter releases.

Legislative / Political Affairs Committee

Monitors, along with the Association Government Affairs Director, all County legislative issues of interest to the Association as well as assisting in the monitoring of local issues at the state legislative level. Promotes the Association advocacy plan and supports "calls-to-action" on legislative issues. Property Management issues will be addressed as a subcommittee.

Professional Standards Committee

Conducts ethics and arbitration hearings as needed, in compliance with the Ethics and Arbitration Manual of the National Association of REALTORS®. Members of this Committee are randomly selected and assigned to sit on hearing cards in both ethics and arbitration cases. All members of this Committee must attend the mandatory Professional Standards training. Failure to attend the program will result in removal from the Committee. Professional Standards Committee members serve for three-year rotating terms, and there is a prerequisite that members MUST serve on the Grievance Committee for 3 years before being eligible to serve on this Committee.

REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC)

This committee is the fundraising arm for the REALTORS® Political Action Fund, plans the annual fundraiser and other events to reach the Association's RPAC Goal.

Scholarship Committee

Oversees the operations of the David and Juanita Maclin Memorial Scholarship Fund. The Committee updates and distributes the annual application to area schools, reviews scholarship applications, and selects winners among the qualified applicants. This Committee also develops, plans and implements fundraising ideas for the Scholarship Fund, including the David and Juanita Maclin Memorial Scholarship Fund 5K Fun Walk / Run.

Young Professionals Management Committee

This is a network of young professionals in the Real Estate business. The Management Team of this Network plans social and educational events for networking opportunities for new REALTORS®. The overall goal is to indoctrinate younger and newly licensed sales agents to the activities, opportunities offered by actively participating in events, committees, and classes of PGCAR, Maryland REALTORS®, and NAR.

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Joining a Committee

PGCAR REALTOR® and Affiliate members have an opportunity to volunteer for committees July 1 - July 31 of each year. This annual opportunity is widely advertised, including on the PGCAR.com home page and calendar, and in REALTOR® Connection. Why not plan ahead? What committees would you like to join in the 2021 membership year?