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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.
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 2nd Monday of each month at 3 p.m. — FWB location.
Committee Chairs: Dawn Johnson (email@example.com), Melinda Vazquez, Vice-Chair
Building Homes for Heroes Task Force
Task Force Chair: Chrissy Hartley
Plans and implements community service projects and military support activities through special events, fundraisers, and volunteer hours on behalf of ECAR. Affiliates & REALTORS® welcome!
Committee Chairs: Teresa Pattison (firstname.lastname@example.org), Marsha Babe, Vice-Chair
Meets 1st Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. ECAR FWB office.
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.
Committee Chair: Susan Kadi, Chair, Lori Ward- Vice Chair
Leadership Development Task Force
Purpose: To review policy, application, program content and supporting documents
Meets as needed.
Task Force Chair: Amanda Grandy and Rick Gonzalez
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. Currently meetings are held via Zoom or at the ECAR FWB Office.
Committee Chairs: Donna Holman (email@example.com), Linde Bowman, Vice-Chair
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 8 – 9 a.m. at alternating ECAR offices and via Zoom.
Committee Chairs: Lisa LaFlure (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Jennifer Hannigan, Co-Chair
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. – in the ECAR FWB office.
Committee Chairs: Kathie O’Dell (email@example.com) and Tula Tucker, Co-Chair
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.
Committee Chairs: Amber Carpenter (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dawn Johnson, Vice-Chair
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 4th Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the Fort Walton Beach office.
Committee Chairs: Kelly Goodsell (email@example.com) and Thomas Canada, Vice-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.
President and Vice-President: Joe Capelotti (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Keith Wood, Vice President
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 Blue Collar Cafe in Niceville.
Committee Chairs: Beth Madrigal (email@example.com)
Fair Housing Committee
Develops policy promoting equal opportunity in housing and diversity within the real estate industry. To promote changes in real estate business practices to reflect the growing cultural diversity within the community.
Committee Chairs: Thomas Canada, Chair and Zee White, Vice-Chair
Global Business Committee
Serving the specialized needs of members globally and to position ECAR members globally as the most influential and authoritative representative of the Florida real estate business and profession. REALTORS® only.
Committee Chairs: Sabine Robertson (firstname.lastname@example.org), Joyce Serina, Co-Chair
Meets 1st Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. ECAR Santa Rosa Beach office.
Committee Chair: Dawn Johnson (email@example.com)
Meets 2nd Monday of the month at 2 p.m. ECAR FWB Office.
Mediation /Ombudsman Committee
Committee Chairs: Rhonda Stewart, Chair and Ben Ward, Co-Chair
MLS Tour Committee
Committee Chair: Patti Mankoff, Chair and Richard Jabbour, Vice-Chair
Policies and Procedures Task Force
Task Force Chair: Michele Bailey
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.
Committee Chair: Lisa Norton, Chair and Scott Jacobs, Vice-Chair
RE Bar Camp Subcommittee of Professional Development
Purpose: To plan and execute the annual RE Bar Camp Emerald Coast event.
Meets first Monday of the month at 8 a.m. via Zoom.
Committee Chairs: Kelly Goodsell
Committee Chairs: Cathy Alley, Chair and Nance Wendel, Co-Chair
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.
Meets 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. ECAR FWB Office.
Task Force Chairs: Melinda Vazquez (firstname.lastname@example.org)