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Committee Responsibilities

Affiliate Committee

Assists in promoting and recruiting affiliate participation within their networks, and encourages participation in the Annual Affiliate Sponsorship Program. Proposes new ideas to make the Affiliate Sponsor program more rewarding for those that participate.

Awards Committee

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

Community Service Committee

Manages, promotes and highlights PGCAR Community Outreach Programs. This Committee is also responsible for planning the Annual Holiday Charity Party.

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.

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. The Committee will host the Property Management Sub-Committee - to address management and rental concerns and assist the Forms Committee in creating and maintaining leasing and management forms.

Professional Enhancement Committee

Provides input into PGCAR'S education program. Promotes educational offerings that support and enhance professionalism. Provides guidance on the types of courses offered and course content, including municipal, county, state and national initiatives that expand member knowledge of housing opportunity.

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 panels 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)

Raises funds for the REALTORS® Political Action Fund, plans. Strategic Plan Communications Pillar: Communicate effectively with members regarding political issues; Strategic Plan Advocacy Pillar: Encourage leadership participation in RPAC; manage the fundraising plan; in conjunction with National Association of REALTORS®, encourage voter registration, encourage REALTORS® to participate on Boards and Commissions, encourage participation in National Association of REALTORS® and Maryland Association of REALTORS® legislative events.

Scholarship Task Force

Oversees the operations of the David & 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.

Young Professionals Network 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.

See the PGCAR Committee Chairs and Vice Chairs >

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? Put July 2023 committee sign-ups on your career growth calendar now.