CAR has many opportunities for members to get involved. Whether it’s a year-long Committee, or a shorter term Task Force, we invite you to get involved. Serving on a committee or task force provides the opportunity to make new contacts, enhance your professional abilities and make a difference from behind the scenes. Please contact the staff member assigned to the committee or task force of your choice by clicking on their names and sending them an email.

Networking and Community Committee

Chairs: Shawn Hunt & Grace Masten

Staff: Page BrowningTiffany Taylor, & Sarah Rayne

Time Commitment: Year-long

Meetings: Quarterly

The purpose of this committee is to engage Affiliates and REALTORS® in networking opportunities and promote member involvement in the Lower Shore community. Four Sub-Committees/Task Forces fall under this committee:
• Realtor® Fair – November-April – plans the April Realtor® Fair event, the annual expo for agents and exhibitors
• Golf Tournament – June-October – plans October Golf Tournament, the annual fundraiser for the Foundation
• Foundation – year-round, quarterly – reviews grant applications for fund disbursement from the Foundation
• Networking and Events – year-round, as needed – plans Business Card Exchanges and the Holiday Party

Education Committee

Chair: Steve Parsons

Staff: Marie McFarland

Time Commitment: Year-long

Meetings: Monthly, on the third Wednesday, 9:30-10:30 AM

Assists staff in planning on-going continuing education classes for members and the public. Develops and promotes seminars and training classes designed to address the needs of all licensees. Promotes the advantages of designations and develops pertinent education programs to address specific areas of expertise and interest. Endorses value of membership.

Finance/Budget Committee

Chair and Board Liaison: Brigit Taylor

Staff: Page Browning

Time Commitment: Year-long

Meetings: Quarterly

Recommends annual budget in conjunction with AE based on strategic plan. Reviews committee budget requests, financial statements, and makes recommendations for budget revision as needed. Assists the Board of Directors with financial advice and recommendations concerning current and future Board operations and planning.

Government Affairs & RPAC Committee

Co-Chairs and Board Liaisons: Austin Whitehead and Cameron Drew

Staff: Sarah Rayne

Time Commitment: Year-long

Meetings: Monthly, on a Thursday, 9 AM - 10 AM

Encourages agents to participate in local and state government. Recruits volunteers from membership to be active in local political issues, participate in government, and support candidates. Stresses the positive impact of RPAC and increases participation. Helps educate members on RPAC and coordinates fundraisers to ensure annual goals are met.

Grievance Committee

Chair: Sheri Smith

Staff: Tiffany Taylor

Time Commitment: Year-long

Meetings: On an as-needed basis

Receives ethics complaints and arbitration requests and is responsible for the preliminary review and screening process. Must be a full-time REALTOR® member with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience. Members must attend the Professional Standards Training Seminar.

Professional Standards Committee

Chair: Wes Cox

Staff: Tiffany Taylor

Time Commitment: Year-long

Meetings: On an as-needed basis

Enforces the Code of Ethics by following established hearing process. Members serve on panels as required, hearing matters of alleged violations of the Code of Ethics or arbitration disputes. Must be a full-time REALTOR® member with a minimum of three (3) years’ experience. Members must attend the Professional Standards Training Seminar.

Rentals Task Force

Chair: Grace Masten

Staff: Sarah Rayne

Time Commitment: Year-long, meets quarterly

Meets to discuss legislation and policies that impact the local rental industry. Consists of member Realtors and nonmember property managers. The aim is to keep an open line of communication between CAR and the rental industry.

Awards Committee

Chair: Bernie Flax (Past President)

Staff: Page Browning

Time Commitment: May-September, 3-4 meetings:

Past award winners are eligible to serve. Develops recognition program for members who achieve success with Association involvement, NAR designations, education, community service and business.

Nominating Committee

Chair: Bernie Flax (Past President)

Staff: Page Browning

Time Commitment: May-September, 3-4 meetings

Former Board Officers or Directors are eligible to serve. This committee interviews Board candidates and nominates a slate of officers.