Committee Overview

Committees are critical to the success of GCAAR’s members, and we deeply appreciate those who volunteer their time and professional expertise to the real estate community.

The committee description and focus of work, as well as membership requirements and time commitment, can be found below.

GCAAR encourages all committee members to be GCAAR D&I Champions (that is, to have completed At Home with Diversity (AHWD), Fairhaven, and NAR’s Implicit-Bias training – learn more).
  • Beginning with the 2022 board nomination process and selection of committee chairs and vice-chairs, preference should be given to applicants who have completed the AHWD class. Those who have not completed AHWD shall complete the course during their term.
  • Beginning with the 2023 board nomination process and selection of committee members, applicants are required to be D&I Champions.
Applications for 2022 committees open October 12 and close October 29, 2021. Applicants will be notified of appointments in early December. Appointments are made only once each year. Thank you for your interest in serving on a GCAAR committee!

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
The mission of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee is to identify opportunities for conversation and education, establish expectations of diversity, and promote the practice of inclusion within our membership base and industry.

Discrimination has no home here.

The committee focuses its efforts in these areas:

Personal growth
  • GCAAR will create safe spaces for education and conversation centered around diversity and inclusion.
  • Continue the History and Power of Real Estate webinar series.
  • Provide resources to navigate and best engage in challenging conversations.
  • Support, promote, and collaborate with NAR multicultural groups to strengthen resources and opportunities for our members.
Business development:
  • Demonstrate that diversity is good for business and establish expectations.
  • Promote and offer the At Home with Diversity certification to our members.
  • Raise awareness about paths to homeownership for traditionally excluded communities.
  • Seek opportunities to partner with governmental and non-governmental organizations supporting homeownership programs for traditionally excluded communities.
Membership
Members should demonstrate a personal and professional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. They should also be GCAAR D&I Champions. Members attend monthly meetings and work between meetings individually or in subcommittees.

2022 focus
In 2022, the Committee will focus on:
  • Building educational and business resources that can be shared with the membership through a communication campaign, website, or other channel.
  • Identifying and advising staff on ways that diversity, equity, and inclusion can be a thru-line in GCAAR’s daily work.
  • Identifying History and Power of Real Estate webinar topics and speakers.
 
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