PGCAR 2018 Legislative Breakfast
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Delegate Geraldine Valentino-Smith, Delegate Veronica Turner, Senator Paul Pinsky and PGCAR Past President Linda Simpson
Council Member Jolene Ivey, Maryland Delegates Diana Fennell and Andrea Harrison
State Senator Joanne Benson
State Delegate Jay Walker
County Council Chair Dannielle Glaros
2019 PGCAR President Veera Phillips
PGCAR Legislative Committee Chair Carlos Lancaster
PGCAR Past President Linda Simpson and State Senator Pinsky
State Senator Douglas J.J. Peters and PGCAR Executive VP Mike Graziano
Linda Simpson and State Delegate Marvin Holmes
Maryland Delegate Anne Healey and PGCAR Past President John Harrison
Delegate Jay Lewis and Bill Castelli
Susan Pruden and recently elected Council Member Jolene Ivey
Donald Frederick, PGCAR Director and Past President
Members of our AMAZING 2019 PGCAR Board of Directors
Susan Pruden and State Senator Joanne Benson
2019 PGCAR President Veera Phillips and 2019 Director Sherman Hardy
2016 PGCAR President Chuck Ottley and 2019 Director Sherman Hardy

Prince George's County Elected Officials Address REALTORS®

Over 100 REALTORS® attended the PGCAR Legislative Breakfast on November 14th held at Martin's Crosswinds in Greenbelt. The event, organized by the Association's Legislative Committee under the supervision of Chair, Carlos Lancaster, was another huge success.

REALTORS® in attendance were excited to hear from Senator Joanne Benson, former House Delegation Chair Jay Walker, and County Council Chair Dannielle Glaros.

2018 Legislative Breakfast

All in attendance were excited to learn about the incredible opportunities and growth that Prince George's County continues to experience. With the housing market remaining strong and active, the anticipated arrival of the University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center, approval of the Council's Zoning Ordinance Rewrite and the federal Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ) program established by the 2017 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act," Prince George's County is poised for smart growth and economic development.

Senator Benson, who spoke on behalf of the Prince George's County Senate Delegation, recognized REALTORS® not only for their commitment and dedication to the industry and Prince George's County, but also for their partnership and strong interest in helping youths through mentoring opportunities within Prince George's County Schools. As the largest trade association in Prince George's County, REALTORS® were encouraged to continue to foster and cultivate the mentorship program.

Many of our Prince George's County Senators, Delegates and County Council officials, including three (3) recently elected REALTOR® Champions: Council Member Jolene Ivey, representing District 5, REALTOR®; Council Member Monique Anderson-Walker, representing District 8, REALTOR®; and Sydney Harrison representing Council District 9, former licensee and REALTOR®, attended this year's event and enjoyed the interaction and networking opportunity that the Annual Legislative Breakfast provided.

The Voice for Real Estate in Prince George's County
PGCAR is the voice for REALTORS® in Prince George's County, Maryland. Representing more than 3,000 real estate professionals in the national capital area, PGCAR provides numerous services vital to its members' daily business needs. It also works with lawmakers to ensure public policy that encourages homeownership, promotes an environment conducive to business growth and works to improve the communities in which its members live and work.