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Committee Responsibilities

Affiliate Committee

Discovers extra benefits for Affiliate Members (ie. Lenders, Title Companies, Inspectors) and works to increase the Association's Affiliate Membership. Promotes and encourages affiliate participation in the PGCAR Affiliate Sponsorship Program.

Strategic Plan Financial Pillar: Expand Affiliate membership to include insurance companies, home renovation contractors, etc. Encourage membership to reach out to their vendors to increase vendor 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.

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.

Strategic Plan Consumer Outreach Pillar: Enhance community involvement / promote REALTORS®; communicate with the press; partner with Departiment of Housing & Community Development; annual charity events.

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®.

Strategic Plan Membership Pillar: Offer classes to attract more diverse participation.
Strategic Plan Professionalism Pillar: Educate members on professionalism and ethics.
Strategic Plan Education Pillar: Manage online educational classes, promote professional designations.

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.

Strategic Plan Consumer Outreach Pillar: Partner with Community Service Committee to sponsor / staff homeownership events.

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.

Strategic Plan Consumer Outreach Pillar: Manage and promote "Calls to Action."
Strategic Plan Communications Pillar: Communicate effectively with members regarding political issues.
Strategic Plan Advocacy Pillar: Participates in National Association of REALTORS® "Calls to Action" and assist in promoting them; monitor municipal legislation to the best of their ability; encourage REALTORS® to participate on Boards and Commissions; encourage participation in National Association of REALTORS® and Maryland REALTORS® lobby days; and maintain key contact file.

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.

Property Management Committee

Addresses management and rental concerns and assists the Forms Committee in creating and maintaining leasing and management forms.

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.

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®, host a major investor and top producer event; encourage voter registration, encourage REALTORS® to participate on Boards and Commissions, encourage participation in National Association of REALTORS® and Maryland REALTORS® lobby days.

Scholarship Committee

Oversees the operations of the David 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 Maclin Memorial Scholarship Fund 5K Fun Walk / Run.

Strategic Plan Consumer Outreach Pillar: Award scholarships annually.

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 the PGCAR, MAR, and NAR.

Strategic Plan Membership Pillar: Engaging young professionals to participate in the Association.
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