Election of 2019 Officers and Directors

Now is your chance to contribute to the continuing success of the Tallahassee Board of REALTORS®. Share with the Board some of your time and experience. It’s your Board; you are the backbone of the organization and through your participation you make it strong.

All of us are keenly aware of the importance of each position being filled by those best qualified and willing to serve. Directors and officers represent and speak for all Board members, not merely for themselves or their own firms. Candidates should possess excellent communication skills, be forward thinking, have a good reputation and a balanced viewpoint. The ideal candidate should also have the courage and skill to offer new ideas, guidance, and proposals to the Board and be knowledgeable, experienced, capable, and active in the real estate industry--a proven performer.

Your participation in the Tallahassee Board of REALTORS® is needed. The Nominating Committee will be putting together a ballot to be voted on by the members. You can signify your willingness to run by simply filling out this application. The Nominating Committee will then rule on the qualifications of each candidate to determine that they meet the criteria outlined below. The election will conclude at the annual business meeting on September 25, 2018. The following positions are available:
President-Elect, one-year term
Treasurer, two-year term
Secretary, one-year term
Director (2 positions), two-year term
Affiliate Director, one-year term
If you need more information, please call Steven Louchheim at the Board office, 224-7713. The application deadline is Friday, August 10, 2018.

Officers and Directors

GENERAL POLICY
The Board of Directors is responsible for all policy decisions governing the Board including incorporation of new policies.
TERM OF OFFICE – The President-Elect and Secretary are elected for a one-year term concurrent with the calendar year.  The Treasurer and Directors are elected for a two-year term.
MEETINGS - The Board of Directors meets at least four times per year. The meetings are noticed in advance and are open to all members.  Additional meetings may be called at the discretion of the President.
INSTALLATION - Board officers and directors are installed in December or January. Their authority becomes effective January 1 of the New Year. The Oath of Office includes affirming to uphold the Bylaws of the NAR, Florida REALTORS®, and Tallahassee Board of REALTORS®.
President-Elect
The duties and responsibilities of the President-Elect are to:
1.         Assist the President with duties as assigned from time to time, and to perform the President's duties in his/her absence.  The President-Elect shall appoint the Vice-Chairmen of Committees, with confirmation by the President, with the intent that the Vice-Chairmen selected will become chairmen for the following year.
2.         Act as one of five signatories on Board checks.
3.         By May 1 of their President-Elect year, organize and appoint (in compliance with Article XIII, of the Bylaws) committee chairmen for the next year.
4.         When elected, be involved with the Treasurer and Finance Committee on the proposed budget for the next fiscal year.
5.         Attend the Florida REALTORS® business meetings, CEO Symposium, Spokespersons Training, and the District Professional Conference.
6.         Coordinate the Leadership Conference and conduct review of Board Bylaws and Policies and Procedures Manual.
7.         Serve as President in the event of a vacancy in that office.
8.         Responsible for obtaining speakers for Business Meetings.
9.         Serve as chairman of the board for Capital Area Technology & REALTOR® Services, Inc. (CATRS).
Minimum qualifications of Candidates:
1.         The Candidate shall have served on the Board of Directors.
2.         The Candidate shall have served as Chairman of a committee.
3.         The Candidate shall be actively engaged in the real estate business and hold REALTOR® membership in the Board.
Treasurer (two-year term)
The duties and responsibilities of the Treasurer are to:
1.         Oversee the financial affairs of the Board in coordination with the Finance Committee.
2.         Act on behalf of the President, in the absence of the President and the President-Elect
3.         Serve as Chairman of the Finance Committee.
4.        Provide financial advice and recommendations to the President and the Board of Directors in consultation with the
Finance Committee. 
5.        Monitor all income and expenditures of the Board.
6.        Coordinate with the Treasurer-Elect, staff, and members of the Finance Committee in preparing the annual budget. 
7.        Act as one of the five signatories on the Board checks.
8.        Coordinate accounting matters with the CEO, Board of Directors, Finance COmmittee, an CPA.
9.        Report the Board's financial status to the Directors and general membership on a periodic basis. 
10.      Receive from the Board CPA a copy of the annual audit letter for communication to the Board of Directors.
11.       Oversee mailing of membership dues statement no later than December 1.
12.      Serve as an ExOfficio member of the CATRS Board of Directors. 
Minimum qualifications of Candidates:
1.        The Candidate shall have served as chairman of a Tallahassee Board of REALTORS® committee.
2.        The Candidate shall have served on the Board of Directors.
3.        The Candidate shall be actively engaged in the real estate business and hold REALTOR® membership in the Board.
4.        The Condidate shall have served on the Finance Committee.
Secretary
The duties and responsibilities of the Secretary are to:
1.         Record the minutes of all official Board meetings.
2.         Present the minutes of the Board business meetings and the Board of Directors meetings at these meetings, respectively.
3.         Be custodian of the Corporate Seal, Charter, Bylaws of the Board, and Policies and Procedures Manual.
4.         Insure that all official minutes are signed by the President and become part of the official records of the Board.
5.         Insure that an accurate, current membership roster be maintained on a continuing daily basis.
6.         Insure that policy or procedure changes and the date of approval by the Board of Directors are incorporated immediately in the Policies and Procedures Manual.
7.         Maintain all Board records, legal documents, and general files for the periods of time specified in the Policies and Procedures Manual.
8.         Direct those corporate minutes reflecting policy development to be inserted immediately into the Policies and Procedures Manual.
9.         Act as one of the five signatories on the Board checks.
Minimum qualifications of Candidates:
1.         The Candidate shall have served as chairman of a Tallahassee Board of REALTORS® committee.
2.         The Candidate shall have served on the Board of Directors.
3.         The Candidate shall be actively engaged in the real estate business and hold REALTOR® membership in the Board.
Directors (two-year term)
It shall be the duty of the Directors to keep themselves available for special assignments, supporting all Board activities and attending Board functions.
Minimum qualifications of Candidates:
1.         The Candidate shall have served as chairman of a Tallahassee Board of REALTORS® committee.
2.         The Candidate shall be actively engaged in the real estate business and hold REALTOR® membership in the Board.
Affiliate Director
The duties and responsibilities of the Affiliate Director are to:
1.         Coordinate the activities of the Affiliate members of the Board.
2.         Act as a liaison between the Affiliate members and the REALTOR® membership.
3.         Upon request of the President, recommend appointment of Affiliate members to committees of the Board.
4.         Recruit new Affiliate members.
Minimum qualifications of Candidates:
1.         The candidate shall have served on at least one Board committee in the year previous to the election.
2.         The candidate shall be actively engaged in a real estate related business and be an affiliate member of the Board.

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