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Task Forces | Councils | Committees

NEFAR's committees, councils and task forces represent the rich diversity of the Association. Through your active involvement, you become an integral part in guiding the direction of your Realtor organization.

While there are numerous areas of interest from which to choose, please select only those task forces, councils and committees to which you are willing to commit your time and effort.

Area councils are open to all NEFAR members, regardless of where you work or live. It is therefore not required to select an area council to attend council meetings and functions.

Want to join a committee, council or task force other than an Area Council? Click on the staff liaison link for the respective group below and send an email request-to-join message. You must be an active NEFAR member to take part in any NEFAR committee, council or task force.


2018 Area Councils

Area councils plan Council programs and social events. Some NEFAR area councils also conduct MLS property caravans. Each caravan determines its own procedures, rules, areas of coverage, frequency, etc. Notations are made below for area councils that conduct caravans. For information regarding a caravan, including adding property listings to a caravan, contact the NEFAR staff liaison that oversees the area council / caravan in question.

Beaches Council (Beaches area caravans)
Staff liaison: Debbie Dermody
Chairperson: Ross Fanti

Historic Area Council
Staff liaison: Susan Rodehaver
Chairperson: Lauren Rohman

Mandarin Area Council
Staff liaison: Celeta McClamma
Chairperson: Lynn Brier-De La Cruz

Ponte Vedra Council (Ponte Vedra caravans)
Staff liaison: Debbie Dermody
Chairperson: Scott Nyman

Putnam Council
Staff liaison: Savannah Bell
Co-Chairpersons: Leota Wilkinson and Edie Wilson

Southwest Council (Clay County caravans)
Staff liaison: Evonne Moody
Chairperson: Lisa Andrews

St. Johns Council (St. Johns County caravans)
Staff liaison: Savannah Bell
Chairperson: Karen Palmer

2018 Specialty Councils

Commercial Alliance of Realtors (CAR)
Targeted to commercial Realtors and affiliate/business partner members who are involved in commercial and investment real estate in northeast Florida. CAR facilitates marketing, networking and education activities among its members, including the annual First Coast Real Estate Outlook Conference and Expo.
Staff liaison: Celeta McClamma
Chairperson: Scott Nyman

Global Business Council
Enhance the professionalism of Realtors involved in international transactions and to be the resource for international investment in northeast Florida. $25 membership fee required.
Staff liaison: Kristina Klausser
Chairperson: Rory Dubin

Young Professionals Network (YPN)
YPN helps young real estate professionals excel in their careers by giving them the tools and encouragement to become involved in four core areas: Realtor associations, real estate industry, peers, and community.
Staff liaison: Kristina Klausser
Chairperson: Josh Rosenberg

2018 Committees

Grievance
Evaluates ethics complaints and requests for arbitration to determine if they warrant further consideration by a Hearing Panel of the Professional Standards Committee. Prerequisite: Three years of real estate sales experience is recommended.
Staff liaison: Susan Rodehaver
Chairperson: non-published

Legislative
Work in conjunction with NEFAR's Government Affairs Director to track current and proposed legislation affecting real estate on the local, state and national levels to inform and educate NEFAR members. Make recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding NEFAR positions on local legislation.
Staff liaison: Nancy Garcia
Chairperson: Missi Howell

Professional Standards
Committee members comprise the professional standards hearing tribunals which hear and rule on ethics complaints and arbitration cases filed with NEFAR. Prerequisite: Grievance Committee experience.
Staff liaison: Susan Rodehaver
Chairperson: Bonnie Siecker

2018 Task Forces

Candidate Screening
Interview candidates and make recommendations to the Board of Directors for support of those candidates who best support the Realtor position. Pre-requisites: (1) must be a member of the Legislative Committee; (2) must complete Candidate Screening training.
Staff liaison: Nancy Garcia
Chairperson: Michael Hodges

Community Affairs
Plan and spur involvement in NEFAR's designated, organizational community affairs programs.
Staff liaison: Glenn East
Chairperson: Lisa Andrews

Education Advisory
Work in conjunction with NEFAR's Education Director to recommend education courses and programs that are of interest and value to NEFAR members.
Staff liaison: Cindy Foley
Chairperson: Carol Zingone

Forms
Review and update forms for members' use.
Staff liaison: Glenn East
Chairperson: Jeff Marks

Leadership Development
Interview applications for NEFAR's Leadership Academy and develop year-long agenda and curriculum.
Staff liaison: Glenn East
Chairperson: Diane Cook

Mediation
Serve as a mediator to NEFAR members attempting to resolve commission disputes. Mediation is offered prior to or in lieu of arbitration. Prerequisite: mediation training. Contact Susan Rodehaver for details.
Staff liaison: Susan Rodehaver
Chairperson: Linda McMorrow

Realtor-Builder Tradeshow
Plan and implement the annual Realtor-Builder Tradeshow.
Staff liaison: Celeta McClamma
Chairperson: Beth King

RPAC Awareness and Events
Work in conjunction with NEFAR's Government Affairs Director to conduct fundraising campaigns and events, including the annual NEFAR RPAC Auction, to benefit the Florida Realtors Political Action Committee (RPAC).
Staff liaison: Nancy Garcia
Chairperson: Stephanie Saylor