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Committees

CAR's Committees help shape the direction of the association. They are where ideas are discussed and voted on before being approved by the Board of Directors.

Committees

Community Outreach Committee
This committee promotes the REALTOR® image by raising awareness and participation by members in various events and fundraisers, providing local non-profits with funds, tangible items or hands on participation.

Chair: Lauren Benz, Mountain West Bank | Staff Liaison: Sarah Kestler & Vanita Ruen

 

Education Committee
The education committee is to assist the Education Director in augmentation of the education calendar. The committee generates ideas, recommends potential instructors/classes and suggests This committee helps to plan & organize CE and non CE classes for REALTOR® members for the purpose of professional development. They also develop the Lunch & Learn series.

Chair: Dianna Haug, Kelly Right Real Estate of Idaho | Staff Liason: Jessica Eastin

 

Finance Committee
To formulate and make recommendations concerning strategic and financial planning, investment management and budgeting. Provides ongoing oversight and guidance on fiscal matters including financial statements, annual audits and major capital purchases. Assures necessary checks and balance are in place, and compliance with state and federal regulations.

Chair: Jared McFarland, Century 21 Beutler  | Staff Liason: Ali Taylor

 

Government Affairs / Legislative Committee
The purpose of the government affairs/legislative committee is to review proposed positions on legislation and local issues. Focus is on private property rights and the interest of the real estate industry. Screening committee to make recommendations to the Board for potential political endorsements.

Chair: Josh Suhr, Windermere/Coeur d’Alene Realty | Staff Liason: Ali Taylor

 

Grievance Committee
The purpose of the grievance committee is to review ethics and arbitration complaints to determine if the allegations support a violation of the REALTOR® Code of Ethics and should be forwarded to a panel, mediation or returned if unfounded. Training is required annually to qualify for this committee assignment.

Chair: Tina Hood, Century 21 Beutler & Associates | Staff Liaison: Ali Taylor

 

Membership Committee
The membership committee is to assist staff in creative ideas for various member events that will attract the highest attendance. Recommend potential speakers, program ideas and catering choices. This committee is also responsible for reviewing and accepting Circle of Excellence award applications.

Chair: Sarah Legaspi, Century 21 Beutler & Associates | Staff Liaison: Sarah Kestler

 

Nominating Committee
The nominating chair is the president elect per the bylaws plus a minimum of 3 additional committee members. The goal is to find qualified candidates, ready and willing to serve, that will run for the CAR election held at the annual meeting. This committee usually starts meeting late summertime.

Chair: Kristen Johnson, Century 21 Beutler & Associates  | Staff Liaison: Ali Taylor

 

Professional Standards Committee
CAR’s professional standards committee has quarterly training required to qualify for the committee. Professional Standards Committee members make up panels that hear matters relating to the Code of Ethics from the results of ethics or arbitration complaints being forwarded from Grievance. They hear and review the case, determine if ethics were violated and impose sanctions as appropriate.

Chair: Jennifer Keefe, Keller Williams Realty Coeur d’Alene | Staff Liaison: Ali Taylor

 

REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC)

The purpose of the RPAC committee is to set a campaign goal and solicit contributions from members of the Association through fundraising, promote education and sponsor non-partisan political events. RPAC funds are used to help fight local issues that affect real estate such as land use rules and VRBO issues.

Chair: Kristen Johnson, Century 21 Beutler & Associate | Staff Liaison: Ali Taylor

 

Young Professional Network (YPN)

The Young Professionals Network is a dynamic entry point for real estate professionals striving to become more successful in their careers and gain leadership experience. By providing this entry point, NAR is building a new, diverse generation of leaders, strengthening members’ affinity for the REALTOR® brand early in their career, and gaining a valuable perspective on generational shifts. YPN’s growth has been driven by REALTORS®. YPN has evolved from a REALTORS® Magazine offshoot to a determined, passionate, savvy group of members who use social media effectively and transparently and who are committed to strengthening the REALTOR® brand.

Chair: Lindsay Allen, Northwest Realty Group | Staff Liaison: Sarah Kestler

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