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!

Find out when the next committee meetings will be held on our Calendar of Events.

If you would like to serve on a committee, click here for the 2017 Committee sign-up form.

Choose A Committee Below

Click on a committee for rosters, contact information and minutes.

Legislative & Regulatory Affairs

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: Karen Glass, Gulfport
Vice Chair: Adam Watkins, Hattiesburg

LeadershipMAR Trustees

Chair: Jeffrey Dillon, Madison
Vice Chair: Jon Ritten, Diamondhead

Mississippi REALTOR® Institute Trustees

Responsible for recommending and monitoring MAR real estate education policy, programs and products, particularly those related to the operation of the Mississippi REALTOR® Institute; and for maintaining a viable informed professional standards enforcement program for the Association; composed of 18 members, three-year terms; each Congressional District must have at least four members.

Chair: Judy Freeman, Gulfport
Vice Chair: Lisa Hollister, Pascagoula

Member Services Committee

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: Megan Hall, Pelahatchie
Vice Chair: Jay McMiller, Southaven

Association Operations Committee

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: Keith Henley, Tupelo
Vice Chair: Melissa Key, Hattiesburg

Communication and Information Technology Committee

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: Carol Stewart, Madison
Vice Chair: Gerard Maher, Diamondhead

Issues Mobilization Fund Committee

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: Larry Edwards, Jackson
Vice Chair: Cathy Feltenstein, Meridian

Professional Standards Committee

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: Lee Garland, Brandon
Vice Chair: Gary Parker, Flowood

Standard Forms Advisory Committee

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: Corie Haynes, Hernando
Vice Chair: Dustin Hill, Meridian

YPN Committee

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: Lara Thrash, Hattiesburg
Vice Chair: Stephanie Cummins, Ridgeland

Other Leadership Groups

AE Forum

Chair: Jillean Bishop, Vicksburg
Vice Chair: Amanda Woods,

Grassroots Task Force

Chair: Deborah McGhee, Gulfport
Vice Chair: Sandy Richardson, Southaven

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

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