I would first like to thank each and every one of our members that attended and participated in the Special Membership Meeting this morning. The meeting was to discuss the proposed merger of ECAR with the Bay County Association of REALTORS® (BCAR).
I’m proud to say the meeting was a healthy exchange of ideas about the possibilities of the partnership. In the end, our members voted overwhelmingly to approve of the ECAR merger with BCAR.
However, the BCAR membership voted against the proposed merger. In order to move forward, both memberships needed to separately approve the merger. Therefore, we will not be moving forward with the merger of our two associations.
I cannot overstate my appreciation for the ECAR task force members and staff that worked so hard to get us to this point. I also want to extend my appreciation to everyone that educated themselves on the merger and were active participants in the discussion over the past few weeks.
We are disappointed that the two associations could not agree to move forward with one strong voice. However, I know ECAR has the Officers, Directors, Leadership, Staff and Members to continue as the premier REALTOR® association in Northwest Florida.
2016 ECAR President