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About GKAR

2022 Committees

GKAR Member involvement is 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.


 

Advocacy Committee

Schedule: January 12th; March 7th; June 13th; August 26th

Assignment: 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. 

First Last Role Office
Tammy Dykema Chair & Director Liaison Jaqua, REALTORS®
Twala Lockett-Jones Vice Chair Lockett-Jones Realty Group
Callie Reed Staff Liaison GKAR
Brian Lewis Member  Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices MI
Steve Revor Member  Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices MI
Christopher Speer Member  eXp Realty LLC
David Wells Member  Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices MI

 

Community Relations Committee

Schedule: The GKAR Community Relations Committee meets on the first Friday of the month at 10:00 am.

Assignment: 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 Maple Hill Holiday Parade.

First Last Role Office
Peggy Napier Chair Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices MI
Jodi Noble Vice Chair Jaqua, REALTORS®
Charlie Bradford Director Liaison Jaqua, REALTORS®
Taylor Maystead Staff Liaison GKAR
Ben Barber Member Keller Williams Kalamazoo Market Center
Maggie Harma Member  Independent Bank
Joe Huizar Member  Consumers Credit Union
Ellen Jarl Member  Jaqua, REALTORS®
Alex Jeffries Member  CENTURY 21 Affiliated
Ryan Maneke Member  Arbor Financial Credit Union
Nita Rich Member  Honor Credit Union
Mary Beth Sons Member  Redzone Realty Group
David Wells Member Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices MI

 

Grievance Committee

Schedule: The GKAR Grievance Committee meets as needed.

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.

First Last Role Office
George Betten Chair Betten Real Estate
Tami Slocum Vice Chair ERA Reardon Realty
Robin Pompey Staff Liaison GKAR

 

Membership Committee

Schedule: The GKAR Membership Committee meets Monthly; two Wednesdays prior to the Board of Directors meeting

Objective / Assignment: Support and promote Membership through New Member Orientation and the New Member Welcome Program. 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.

First Last Role Office
Amy Krumm Chair Five Star Real Estate
Kelli Scheffers Vice Chair Inspired Living Real Estate
Jeff Lee Director Liaison Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices MI
Callie Reed Staff Liaison GKAR
Ambrosia Adams Member Jaqua, REALTORS®
Justin Lennon Member eXp Realty LLC
Nico Lopez Member eXp Realty LLC
Beverley Wrubel Member Five Star Real Estate

 

MLS Committee

Schedule: The GKAR MLS Committee meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 1:30 pm.

Objective / Assignment: Develops, interprets, and enforces MLS policies and rules. Provide solutions for streamlining MLS system.

First Last Role Office
Marcia Miller Chair Marcia Miller Realty, LLC
Joe Richards Vice Chair Keller Williams Kalamazoo Market Center
Erin McEntee Director Liaison CENTURY 21 Affiliated
Sam Bartlett Staff Liaison GKAR
Tim Brown Member RE/MAX of Kalamazoo
Jennifer Copeland Member  Five Star Real Estate
Kerry Keefer Fischer Member  Five Star Real Estate
Rusty Gorter Member  Keller Williams Kalamazoo Market Center
Michael Hussar Member  RE/MAX Advantage
Nick Lucchetti Member  CENTURY 21 Affiliated
Carl Phalin Member  Jaqua, REALTORS®
David Phillipson Member  Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices MI
Tom Seelbinder Member  Evenboer Walton, REALTORS®
Jason Veenstra Member eXp Realty LLC
Marty Wagar Member  Wagar & Associates, Inc

 

Professional Development Committee

Schedule: The GKAR Professional Development Committee meets on the first Friday of the month at 8:30 am.

Objective: Coordinate Professional Development Committee Presents series; Economic Update, Fair Housing, REALTOR® Safety, Lead Generation, and Diversity and Inclusion.

First Last Role Office
Crystal Halstead Chair CENTURY 21 Affiliated
Ellen Jarl Vice Chair Jaqua, REALTORS®
Marissa Harrington Director Liaison Five Star Real Estate
Taylor Maystead Staff Liaison GKAR
Holly Babb Member  Arbor Financial Credit Union
Jason Baker Member  Baker Property Inspections
Melinda Figgins Member  Live Local Properties
Carol Howard Member  CENTURY 21 C. Howard
Jessica MacDonald Member  GreenStone Farm Credit Services
Kris McWilliams Member  EST Home Mortgage
Rob Peterson Member Dover Birch & Associates
Mary Beth Sons Member Redzone Realty Group
Christopher Speer Member eXp Realty LLC
Mauri Story Member Consumers Credit Union

 

Professional Standards Committee

Schedule: The GKAR Professional Standards Committee meets as needed.

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.

First Last Role Office
Brian Bay Chair Keller Williams Kalamazoo Market Center
Nancy Whitney Vice Chair Cornell & Associates
Robin Pompey Staff Liaison GKAR

 

Risk Management Committee

Schedule: The GKAR Risk Management Committee meets on the second Friday of the month at 8:30 am.

Objective / Assignment: Review and revise standard forms, contract language, and disclosures. Provide GKAR Members Forms Update session by individual or panel.

First Last Role Office
Brandon Rausch Chair Acura Real Estate
Jason Machnik Vice Chair Herbert Machnik Law Firm
Suzzette Deaux Director Liaison Jaqua, REALTORS®
Sam Bartlett Staff Liaison GKAR
Dawn Bradley Member  Devon Title
Lee Crossley Member  Jaqua, REALTORS®
Jim Douglass Member  RE/MAX Advantage
Charlie Etter Member  M. Charles Etter, Attorney, P.C.
J. R. Fulton Member  No-Frills Realty
Carol Oudsema Member  Greenleaf Realty Properties LLC
Joe Richards Member  Keller Williams Kalamazoo Market Center
Al Rowe Member  RE/MAX Advantage
Jessica Steele Member  Five Star Real Estate
Melissa Swetz Member  Consumers Credit Union

 

2022 Facility Task Force

Schedule: GKAR Task Forces will meet monthly and the schedule will be determined at a later date.

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

First Last Role Office
Charles Cherney Member  Cherney Realty Advisors, LLC
Steve Revor Member  Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices MI
Joy Watts Member  Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices MI

 

2022 Leadership Awareness Presentation Task Force

Schedule: GKAR Task Forces will meet monthly and the schedule will be determined at a later date.

Assignment: Create a program or campaign to promote leadership opportunities within GKAR.

First Last Role Office
Charlie Bradford Member Chuck Jaqua, REALTOR®, Inc
Michele Brown Member Century 21 Affiliated
Rich LaPorte Member Century 21 Affiliated
Shelly Pattison Member RE/MAX Advantage
Joy Watts Member Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices MI

 

2022 Leadership Program Task Force

Schedule: GKAR Task Forces will meet monthly and the schedule will be determined at a later date.

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

First Last Role Office
Michele Brown Member  Century 21 Affiliated
Marissa Harrington Member Five Star Real Estate
Rich LaPorte Member Century 21 Affiliated
Amanda Lehman Member  Stockton Mortgage
Nico Lopez Member  eXp Realty LLC
Steve Revor Member  Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices MI
Joy Watts Member Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices MI