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2022 GKAR Committee and Task Force Application

GKAR Committees and Task Forces are the lifeblood of the Association, serving and executing the vision for the Association, in alignment with the Bylaws, Strategic Plan, and National Association of REALTORS®' Core Standards. Approximately 100 Members are selected to serve GKAR each year; contributing to the professionalism of our Membership and the real estate industry in Southwest Michigan as a whole.

  • Applications must be submitted by Friday, December 3rd, 2021, at 4:00 pm.
  • All applicants will be notified of application status no later than Friday, December 17th, 2021; some Committees may be limited in size.
  • Contact Callie Reed CallieR@gkar.com or (269) 382-1597, ext. 112, with any questions.
 

2022 Committee Objectives  & Information

View 2021 Committee Rosters


Advocacy committee

Schedule: January 10th; March 7th; June 13th; August 26th; September/October TBD
2022 Assignments: Attend the semi-annual Governmental Legislative Update Forums; participate/attend Candidate Interviews for State House of Representatives, State Senate, and Kalamazoo County Commissioners; attend Capitol Day, in Lansing, to represent REALTORS® while visiting our Legislators; and help promote RPAC at two fundraisers. 


Community Relations committee

Schedule: Monthly; 1st Friday at 10:00 am
2022 Assignments: Coordinate, promote, and participate in Community  Events –Bowl for Kids’ Sake; Walk to End Homelessness; Senior Services Ramp Build; Day of Service for Veterans; SkeleTour event; and Kalamazoo Holiday Parade.


Grievance committee

REALTORS® Only 
Schedule: As needed
2022 Objective: Screen/investigate for the Professional Standards Hearing Panel. Following review, determine the proper course of action on any formal complaint from the public or Membership. Committee Members must have been a REALTOR® Member for a minimum of three years and attend additional education.


2022 Facility Task force

Schedule: Monthly
2022 Assignment: Review and recommend updates to the auditorium, classroom, and common space.


2022 leadership awareness presentation Task force

Current and Past Board of Directors and Committee Chairpersons Only
Schedule: Monthly
2022 Assignment: Create a program or campaign to promote leadership opportunities within GKAR. 

2022 leadership program Task force

Schedule: Monthly
2022 Assignment: Create a program or class to develop future leadership.


Membership committee

REALTORS® Only 
Schedule: Monthly; 2 Wednesdays prior to the Board of Directors' meeting
2022 Objective: Support and promote Membership through New Member Orientation and the New Member Welcome Program.
2022 Assignment: Review new GKAR REALTOR® and Business Partner Membership requests, provide a New Member Welcome program; review GKAR Emeritus benefit applications for approval; and promote the value of GKAR Membership.


MLS committee

REALTORS® Only 
Schedule: Monthly; 2nd Tuesday at 1:30 pm
2022 Objective: Develops, interprets, and enforces MLS policies and rules.
2022 Assignment: Provide solutions for streamlining MLS system.


Professional Development committee

Schedule: Monthly; 1st Friday at 8:30 am
2022 Assignments: Coordinate Professional Development Committee Presents series; Economic Update, Fair Housing, REALTOR® Safety, Lead Generation, and Diversity and Inclusion.


Professional Standards committee

REALTORS® Only 
Schedule: As needed
2022 Objective: Provide a pool of panel members to hear matters of alleged Code of Ethics violations by REALTOR® Members and hear disputes regarding commissions. Committee Members must have been a REALTOR® Member for a minimum of five years and attend additional education.


Risk Management committee

Schedule: Monthly; 2nd Friday at 8:30 am 
2022 Objective: Review and revise standard forms, contract language, and disclosures.
2022 Assignment: Provide GKAR Members Forms Update session by individual or panel.