NAR President-Elect Bill Brown and First Vice President Elizabeth Mendenhall hosted a Committee Leadership Orientation luncheon where we got the chance to meet the wonderful NAR staff, executives, and committee liaisons who will help coordinate the effort of the whole NAR Leadership Team in 2017. It was great to hear from our incoming President Bill as he talked about his desire to work as a fully functioning team to achieve the association’s strategic plan and initiatives. We are tasked to create an environment for member input, encourage member participation, and to provide opportunity for members to take responsibility. It was a wonderful time to get to know each other in the leadership team especially incoming Housing Opportunity Chair, Laurie Urbigkit, to whom I will be working with as Vice Chair. Big shout out to Wendy Penn, Housing Opportunity Program Executive, who does such a wonderful job for our REALTOR® members!
Laurie and I, together with HOC Liaison, Wendell Bullard, had a chance to huddle and talk about the exciting things we plan to do in the Housing Opportunity Committee for 2017. I was infused with excitement and hope for the year ahead!