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Committees

Stay up-to-date on important issues affecting the industry, make an impact within the organization and sharpen your professional edge through networking with fellow REALTORS® when you serve on a Mississippi REALTORS® committee.

Committees make recommendations to further the strategic goals and drive the work of our association. Volunteers with your expertise and interest in real estate are needed.

Time commitment is minimal and the rewards — networking, personal growth and professional satisfaction — are great! Discover all that membership can offer when you get involved!

Sign-up for MAR Committees begins in late July and ends in early September. Appointments to MAR Committees are made by the incoming President, and members selected to serve are notified in late October.

Mississippi REALTORS® Committees

Click on a committee for rosters and contact information.

Legislative & Regulatory Affairs (PDF)

Responsible for recommending and monitoring legislative and regulatory policy positions and for overseeing the implementation of MAR’s grassroots advocacy and political training programs. Composed of 36 members, including at least one representative from each local board who shall be appointed by that board. Members will serve three-year terms.

Chair: Jon Ritten, Diamondhead
Vice Chair: Gary Parker, Brandon

LeadershipMAR Trustees (PDF)

Responsible for acting as governors of LMAR to empower and encourage LMAR participants, give input into the development of LMAR retreat agendas and activities, identify emerging REALTOR® leaders and perform supportive tasks as needed; composed of between seven (7) and no more than fourteen (14) LMAR alumni serving 3 year staggered terms.

Chair: Gena Nolan, Saltillo
Vice Chair: Sean Hettinger, Oxford

Mississippi REALTORS® Institute Advisory Committee (PDF)

Responsible for advising MRI Director concerning operation of the Mississippi REALTORS® Institute including, but not limited to, curriculum review and development, selection and retention of instructors and development and assessment of annual goals.

Chair: Dee Salvas, Gulfport
Vice Chair: Marea Wilson, Corinth

Member Services Committee (PDF)

Responsible for recommending policy and monitoring implementation related to all MAR product and service offerings, including affinity programs; meetings and conventions; and other existing or prospective member services. Responsible for recommending policy and monitoring implementation related to all MAR communications and technology services; consists of 18 members, three-year terms; each Congressional District must have at least four members.

Chair: Brian Gomillion, Walnut Grove
Vice Chair: Melissa Key, Hattiesburg

Association Operations Committee (PDF)

Responsible for recommending policy and monitoring implementation related to MAR financial management, budgets, investments, information systems and physical plan; composed of 8 members, three-year terms; each Congressional District must have at least one member; chairman serves a two-year term.

Chair: David Ostrander, Flowood
Vice Chair: Cathy Feltenstein, Meridian

Communication and Information Technology Committee (PDF)

Responsible for recommending policy and monitoring implementation related to MAR communications, publications and technology services; composed of twelve (12) members serving three (3) year staggered terms; each Congressional District must have at least one (1) member.

Chair: DeShawn Davis, Hattiesburg
Vice Chair: Trish Fleming, McComb

Issues Mobilization Fund Committee (PDF)

Responsible for providing financial support to state and local REALTOR associations to enable them to organize and manage effective campaigns to promote positions on state and local public policies (governmental laws, regulations, courses of 30 action and funding priorities) that affect REALTOR® interests; composed of eight (8) members serving three (3) year staggered terms, with at least one (1) representative member from each Congressional District; the chairs of the MARPAC Trustees, the Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee and the Association Operations Committee, serving ex officio; and any member serving on the NAR State and Local Issues Mobilization Support Committee, serving ex officio so long as they hold such office

Chair: Katie Warren, Madison
Vice Chair: Timothy Allred, Meridian

Professional Standards Committee (PDF)

a/k/a Statewide Hearing Panel. Responsible for maintaining a viable, informed professional standards enforcement program for the Association and for those local Boards who have entered into a cooperative enforcement agreement with MAR; composed of a minimum of 30 members, with at least four (4) representative members from each Congressional District; members are required to attend Professional Standards training before being selected to serve on a hearing panel; terms unlimited.

Chair: Jane Kingsafer, Hattiesburg
Vice Chair: Nicole Nezat, Biloxi

REALTOR Engagement & Diversity (PDF)

Responsible, both independently and in coordination with other committees, for identifying issues and developing strategies to increase Member engagement and participation in the Association and the community; and identifying and making recommendations on how to increase and promote diversity and inclusion in REALTOR® volunteer service and leadership on a local, state and national level; composed of fifteen (15) members serving three (3) year staggered terms, with at least two (2) representative members from each Congressional District.

Chair: Yolanda Parris, Byram
Vice Chair: Deborah McGhee, Saucier

Standard Forms Advisory Committee (PDF)

Responsible for advising MAR General Counsel concerning development, maintenance, updating and revision of standard forms, including form contracts posted to ZipForms®, for access, reference and use by Association members; composed of no more than ten (10) members serving three (3) year staggered terms, with at least one (1) representative member from each Congressional District.

Chair: Amanda Polles, Madison
Vice Chair: Jay McMiller, Hernando

YPN Committee (PDF)

Responsible for growing and maintaining participation of young real estate professionals in association leadership, political and community advocacy efforts and professional activities; composed of no more than twelve (12) members serving three (3) year staggered terms, with at least one (1) representative member from each Congressional District.

Chair: Angelia Clark, Gulfport
Vice Chair: Prentiss Butler, Corinth

Other Leadership Groups

AE Forum

Chair: Betty Oltremari, Meridian
Vice Chair: Jo Usry, Jackson

 

Committees make recommendations to further the strategic goals and drive the work of our association.

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