ECAR Committees & Task Forces    

Committee Banner
Many of the most successful REALTORS® and Power Partners in the Emerald Coast find that serving on an ECAR committee is key to their ability to forming productive working relationships, developing their leadership skills, and obtaining cutting-edge industry information. Join a committee!


Committee Calendar

committee request

Awards and Recognition Committee

Develops award categories and criteria for member recognition and works to ensure the success of the annual awards event. Affiliates & REALTORS® welcome!

Awards Committee meets as need and date and location determined by the Chair.

ECAR Board of Directors

Board of Directors meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 9:00 am meeting location switches each month between FWB and SRB.

Budget and Finance Committee

Oversees fiscal matters at ECAR including recommending fiscal policy, monitoring fiscal condition and overseeing development of Annual Budget for recommendation to the Board of Directors. REALTORS® only.

Budget & Finance Committee meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. -- meeting location switches each month between FWB and SRB.

Commercial Committee

Works to ensure excellent education, networking, and communication services for ECAR members involved in commercial real estate and recommends policies, procedures, and services to enhance ECAR’s MLS for the benefit of members who specialize in commercial real estate. REALTORS® only.

Commercial Committee meets the first Thursday of the month at 8 a.m. at First Watch in Destin. Meetings are currently suspended due to COVID-19.

CAMO Committee

Plans and implements community service projects and military support activities through special events, fundraisers, and volunteer hours on behalf of ECAR.. Affiliates & REALTORS® welcome! 

The CAMO committee meets the 1st Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the Fort Walton Beach office. 

ECAR Safety Task Force

Works to increase awareness of safety concerns in the real estate business and the resources available through ECAR to mitigate such risks. The goal of the ECAR Safety Task Force is to educate and enable members to use safe practices in their day-to-day dealings.

Grievance Committee

Reviews written ethics complaints and arbitration requests to determine whether or not a hearing is warranted. Prerequisite: all-day training in Professional Standards every 2 years; Board of Directors selects members from qualified applicants.  REALTORS® only.

The Grievance Committee meets the  2nd Tuesday of the month from 9 – 10 a.m. and meets in FWB.  Currently offered via zoom. 

Multiple Listing Service (MLS) Committee

Recommends policies, procedures, and services to enhance ECAR’s MLS for the benefit of members and other Participants. REALTORS® only.

MLS Committee meets the first Friday of every month at 9 a.m. Location rotates between offices. We support a video teleconference from the office. Currently meetings are held via Zoom.

Professional Development Committee

Fosters knowledge, integrity, and professionalism among ECAR REALTORS® by identifying timely and useful topics and optimum formats for ECAR education courses. Affiliates and REALTORS® welcome!

PDC meets the 2nd Friday of the month from 9 – 10 a.m. at FWB (livestreamed to SRB).  Currently offered via zoom.       

Professional Standards Committee

This Committee does not hold meetings. Members are, from time to time, asked to serve on Hearing Panels to hear matters of alleged unethical conduct by members or arbitration requests. Prerequisite: all-day training in Professional Standards every 2 years; with Board of Directors approval the President shall appoint members that have served for two consecutive years on the Grievance Committee. REALTORS® only.

Public Policy Committee

Supports homeownership and protects property rights by highlighting important Government Affairs information for members, reviews local public policy issues and recommends ECAR public policy positions to the Board of Directors; and oversees the ECAR Candidate Screening process and Candidate Forums. REALTORS® only. 

Public Policy meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. - meeting location switches monthly between SRB and FWB offices - video conferencing is offered.

REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC)

Works to build participation among ECAR members in RPAC. REALTORS® only.

RPAC meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. in the Fort Walton Beach office – video conferencing is offered.

Residential Property Management (RPM) Committee

Recommends policies, procedures, and services to enhance ECAR’s MLS for the benefit of residential property management members. REALTORS® only.

Residential Property Management Committee (often abbreviated RPM) meets the second Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m. at First Watch in Destin. Currently meetings are held via Zoom.

Soldiers on the Water Task Force

Works to hold and maximize the success of this Annual event to provide wounded veterans a day of charter fishing. Affiliates and REALTORS® welcome! Donate now.

The SOW Task Force meets as needed at the Fort Walton Beach office.

Young Professionals Network Committee

Works to build participation in ECAR activities by REALTORS® and Affiliates who are new to the real estate industry or to their roles in it, as well as young professionals and “young at heart” members. Affiliates and REALTORS® welcome!

The YPN committee meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Fort Walton Beach office.