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.

PUBLIC POLICY (MONTGOMERY COUNTY)
GCAAR’s Public Policy Committee discusses the impact of proposed legislative and regulatory changes on real estate business and the housing market and decides whether to take a position on those proposals. The committee focuses its advocacy efforts on those issues of greatest and most direct impact to the REALTOR® community.

Membership

Members must attend monthly meetings, scheduled for the third Wednesday of each month, participate in county or state task forces and attend hearings.

2022 focus
In 2022, the committee will likely review proposed zoning changes being considered by the Montgomery County Planning Board and County Council, intended to spur new ‘smart growth’ development.
 
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