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About GKAR

2024 Committees

GKAR Member involvement is the lifeblood of the Association, serving and executing the vision for the Association, in alignment with the Bylaws, Strategic Plan, and National Association of REALTORS®' Core Standards. The 2025 Committee Application will be available November 1st - December 1st, 2024.


 

Advocacy Committee

Schedule: January; March; May; June; August
2024 Objective: Educate, promote awareness, and generate increased participation in RPAC
2024 Assignments: Attend the semi-annual Governmental Legislative Update Forums; participate/attend Candidate Interviews for State and Kalamazoo County; attend Capitol Day, in Lansing, to represent REALTORS® while visiting our Legislators; initiate outreach to Members regarding the significance of RPAC; and promote 100% participation in RPAC with all committees and Board of Directors. Committee Members are highly encouraged to participate in RPAC.

First Last Office Role
Chris Speer eXp Realty LLC Chair
Jennifer Lane-Alwan Evenboer Walton, REALTORS® Vice-Chair
Steven Revor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices MI Director Liaison
Aimee Potts GKAR Staff Liaison
Brian Bay Strong Properties Member
Michele Brown CENTURY 21 Affiliated Member
Crystal Halstead CENTURY 21 Affiliated Member
Brian Lewis Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices MI Member
David Maturen Maturen & Associates Member
Peggy Napier Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices MI Member
Mary-Frances Oliphant Jaqua, REALTORS® Member
Nita Rich Honor Credit Union Member
Mary Beth Sons Redzone Realty Group, LLC Member
Wendi Traxler Guaranteed Rate Member

 

Community Relations Committee

Schedule: Monthly; 1st Friday at 10:00 am
2024 Assignments: Plan, coordinate, promote and participate in Association community outreach activities to serve the community and increase REALTOR® involvement and awareness in the community; Senior Services Ramp Build; Bowl for Kids’ Sake; Walk to End Homelessness; Habitat for Humanity; and Day of Service for Veterans. Committee Members are highly encouraged to participate in RPAC.

First Last Office Role
Joe Huizar Consumers Credit Union Chair
Nick Lucchetti CENTURY 21 Affiliated Vice-Chair
Alex Jeffries CENTURY 21 Affiliated Director Liaison
Callie Reed GKAR Staff Liaison
Ben Barber Keller Williams Kalamazoo Market Center Member
Chelsy Bernard Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices MI Member
Heather Christensen Worthwhile Home Organizing & Staging Member
Kabrena Clark Keller Williams- Portage St Member
Katie Fullmer Kellogg Community Credit Union Member
Crystal Halstead CENTURY 21 Affiliated Member
Maggie Harma Independent Bank Member
James Jackson Lockett-Jones Realty Group Member
Kristine Landuyt Keller Williams Kalamazoo Market Center Member
Jodi Noble Chuck Jaqua, REALTOR® Member
Jennell Robinson Lockett-Jones Realty Group Member
Brea Topp Kalamazoo Mortgage Member
Lauren White Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices MI Member

 

Grievance Committee 

REALTORS® Only 
Schedule: As needed
2024 Objective: Screen/investigate for the Professional Standards Hearing Panel. Following review, determine the proper course of action on any formal complaint from the public or Membership. Committee Members must have been a REALTOR® Member for a minimum of three years and attend additional education. Committee Members are highly encouraged to participate in RPAC.

First Last Office Role
Robin Pompey GKAR Staff Liaison

 

Membership Committee

REALTORS® Only 
Schedule: Every other month beginning in January;
2nd Wednesday prior to the Board of Directors' meeting
2024 Objective: Support and promote Membership through New Member Orientation and the New Member Welcome Program.
2024 Assignment: Review GKAR REALTOR® and Business Partner Membership applications for approval; review GKAR Emeritus benefit applications for approval; and promote the value of GKAR Membership. Committee Members are highly encouraged to participate in RPAC.

First Last Office Role
Nico Lopez eXp Realty LLC Chair
Dawn Sacco Golden Star Realty, Inc. Vice-Chair
Chuck Kinnane Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices MI Director Liaison
Barb Miller GKAR Staff Liaison
David Followell Whitmore Realty Group, LLC Member
Shauna Knight-Major RE/MAX Advantage Member
Alyssa Marino Keller Williams Kalamazoo Market Center Member
Marcus Miller Keller Williams Kalamazoo Market Center Member
Benjamin Morris Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices MI Member
Matt Mulder Keller Williams Kalamazoo Market Center Member
Amie Proctor eXp Realty LLC Member
Steven Revor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices MI Member
Kelli Scheffers eXp Realty LLC Member

 

MLS Committee

REALTORS® Only 
Schedule: January, March, May, June, August, September, November; 2nd Tuesday at 1:30 pm
2024 Objective: Develops, interprets, and enforces MLS policies and rules.
2024 Assignment: Provide solutions for streamlining MLS system. Committee Members are highly encouraged to participate in RPAC.

First Last Office Role
Rusty Gorter Keller Williams Kalamazoo Market Center Chair
Matt Mulder Keller Williams Kalamazoo Market Center Vice-Chair
Jason Veenstra eXp Realty LLC Director Liaison
Sam Bartlett GKAR Staff Liaison
Michele Brown CENTURY 21 Affiliated Member
Tim Brown Five Star Real Estate Member
Jennifer Copeland Five Star Real Estate Member
Kerry Keefer Fischer Five Star Real Estate, Milham Member
Shauna Knight-Major RE/MAX Advantage Member
Nicholas Lucchetti Century 21 Affiliated Member
Kimberly Moberg RE/MAX Advantage Member
Brandon Rausch Acura Valuation, Inc. Member
Tom Seelbinder Seelbinder Real Estate Member
Marty Wagar WAGAR & ASSOC Member

 

Professional Development Committee

Schedule: Every Other Month at 9:00 am
2024 Assignments: Work to further the knowledge and education of Members; Plan, coordinate, promote, and participate in the Professional Development Committee Presents Series; Fair Housing, REALTOR® Safety, Diversity and Inclusion, Money Matters, and Economic Update. Committee Members are highly encouraged to participate in RPAC.

First Last Office Role
Rob Peterson Dover Birch & Associates Chair
Chris Speer eXp Realty LLC Vice-Chair
Charlie Bradford Chuck Jaqua, REALTOR® Director Liaison
Aimee Potts GKAR Staff Liaison
Jason Baker Baker Property Inspections Member
Geoff Brown Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices MI Member
Julie Harlan Jaqua, REALTORS® Member
Alexis Howard Lake Michigan Credit Union Member
James Jackson Lockett-Jones Realty Group Member
Ellen Jarl Chuck Jaqua, REALTOR® Member
Jessica MacDonald GreenStone Farm Credit Services Member
Marcus Miller Keller Williams Kalamazoo Market Center Member
Denise Nowak Sun Title Member
Mary-Frances Oliphant Jaqua, REALTORS® Member
Mary Remynse Honor Credit Union Member
Mary Beth Sons Redzone Realty Group, LLC Member

 

Professional Standards Committee 

REALTORS® Only 
Schedule: As needed
2024 Objective: Provide a pool of panel members to hear matters of alleged Code of Ethics violations by REALTOR® Members and hear disputes regarding commissions. Committee Members must have been a REALTOR® Member for a minimum of five years and attend additional education. Committee Members are highly encouraged to participate in RPAC.

First Last Office Role
Nancy Whitney Greenridge Cornell & Associates Chair
Robin Pompey GKAR Staff Liaison

 

Risk Management Committee

Schedule: Monthly; 2nd Friday at 9:00 am 
2024 Objective: Review and revise standard forms, contract language, and disclosures.
2024 Assignment: Provide GKAR Members Forms Update session by individual or panel and continue guest participation in the West Michigan Regional Forms Committee. Committee Members are highly encouraged to participate in RPAC.

First Last Office Role
Jim Douglass RE/MAX Advantage Chair
Rachel Simonds Keller Williams Realty Vice-Chair
Erin McEntee CENTURY 21 Affiliated Director Liaison
Sam Bartlett GKAR Staff Liaison
Dawn Bradley Devon Title Member
Lee Crossley Chuck Jaqua, REALTOR® Member
Suzzette Deaux Jaqua, REALTORS® Member
Charlie Etter M. Charles Etter P.C. Member
Michael Hussar RE/MAX Advantage Member
Jason Machnik Herbert Machnik Law Firm Member
Greg Miller Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices MI Member
Brandon Rausch Acura Valuation, Inc. Member
Joe Richards Keller Williams Kalamazoo Market Center Member
Al Rowe RE/MAX Advantage Member
Cassie Scramlin Keller Williams Realty Member
Melissa Swetz Consumers Credit Union Member

 

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