Foundation Membership Committee

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2019 Roster

Stacy Bass – Chair
Sky Realty

Becky DeButts – Vice Chair

Patricia  Albright
The Gill Agency

Michelle Allen
Realty Austin

Manuel Arce
Realty Austin

Jaime Fuentes
Keller Williams Realty

Marcie Goltz

Robert Higgs
Central Metro Realty

Shannon Hodges
BHGRE HomeCity

Peggy Krug
Fuse Realty, LLC

Marlene Ladusky

Lili Maliner
Coldwell Banker United REALTOR®

Nina Seely
Keller Williams Realty

Kay Zazy
United Real Estate Austin

Monica Williams  – Staff Executive
Austin Board of REALTORS®

Seunga Yu – Staff Liaison
Austin Board of REALTORS®

2019 Foundation Most Worthy Citizen Committee Charter

Committee Type: Steering Committee
The Most Worthy Citizen Committee will recommend the recipient, plan and implement the event in 2018.

Chair: Stacy Bass
Vice Chair: Becky DeButts

Mission Statement:
To promote the Austin Board of REALTORS® Foundation by selecting the Most Worthy Citizen.  The Most Worthy Citizen recipient will represent the values and philanthropic ideals held by the Foundation, concerning the initiatives of housing, education, and disaster relief, though not limited to these causes.

 Strategic Objectives:

  1. Identify someone in the Austin area community who through personal and professional work shares the Austin Board of REALTORS® Foundation passion to worthy local causes related to housing, education, and disaster relief, though the Most Worthy Citizen committee may select a candidate whose work is outside these causes.
  2. Reward the applicant who meets the ideals stated above with the honor of Most Worthy Citizen.
  3. Create a fair method of screening applicants.
  4. Inform the Austin community of the program.
  5. Work to secure sponsorships and underwriters, sell tickets/tables, and participate in other activities that will promote the event.
  6. The Most Worthy Citizen Task Force will be the coordinators in the production of this event with assistance from Staff. Staff will provide assistance with catering and other needed companies to be used in executing the event.


  1. The committee will report to the Austin Board of REALTORS® Foundation Board of Directors.
  2. The committee may not award the honor of Most Worthy Citizen outside of the agreed upon guidelines.
  3. All eligible candidates must reside in those counties included in the ACTRIS MLS area for not less than one calendar year.
  4. Committee members may not award the honor to immediate family members.
  5. Committee members may not award the honor to a REALTOR®.
  6. The committee must keep expense within the budgeted amount of the event.
  7. The committee shall comply with the applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding the activities of a 501 (C)(3) designation.
  8. The committee may not violate the policies or values of the organization.

Board Committee Principles:
Board committees, when used, will be assigned so as to minimally interfere with the wholeness of the board’s job and so as never to interfere with delegation from board to staff.

  1. Board committees are to help the board do its job, not to help the staff do its jobs. Committees ordinarily will assist the board by preparing policy alternatives and implications for board deliberation. Board committees are not to be created by the board to advise staff.
  2. Board committees may not speak or act for the board except when formally given such authority for specific and time limited purposes. Expectations and authority will be carefully stated in order not to conflict with authority delegated to the chief executive.
  3. Board committees cannot exercise authority over staff.
  4. Board committees are to avoid over-identification with organizational parts rather than the whole. Therefore, a board committee which has helped the board create policy on some topic will not be used to monitor organizational performance on that same subject.

Committee Guidelines:

  1. The committee must follow the policies and values of the organization.
  2. Committee members must be current members or Affiliates of the Austin Board of REALTORS®.
  3. The committee cannot conduct business without a quorum of committee members present (majority).
  4. A volunteer committee member is automatically removed after 3 absences from regularly scheduled meetings. This provision may be waived by super majority ¾ vote of the entire committee.
  5. Members are required to attend all meetings, to arrive on time and stay for the duration of meetings. If a situation requires their departure, the member will be recorded as absent if not in attendance for at least ¾ of the meeting.
  6. All members are subject to censure or removal by the ABoR Foundation Chair, or at the direction of the ABoR Foundation Board of Directors, under the Volunteer Commitment Agreement.
  7. The committee may consult with the ABoR Foundation Chair, as needed.
  8. The committee may consult with ABoR legal counsel through their Staff Executive or the Foundation Board President as needed.
  9. One of the duties of a Committee member arising from their fiduciary duty to the association is the duty of loyalty.  One aspect of this duty expects Committee members to keep confidential issues confidential.  Committee members will have access to information, that if revealed to outsiders, could be damaging or sensitive to other members or staff, harmful to the best interests of the organization, or even create legal liability.  Information provided to the committee may concern personnel, financial, contractual, membership or legal matters.  It will often be confidential and is intended for use in decision making and governance.  Committee members agree that such information shall be held in the strictest of confidence and shall not be divulged to any outside party, including other members, without authorization of the board President.  This confidentiality agreement survives the member’s service on the committee.
  10. Electronic Votes
  • For electronic considerations, the Board of Directors require a valid process be followed for electronic votes.
  • All communication/votes in reference to an electronic vote shall be cc’d to all Committee Members
  • Each Committee Member shall cast their vote by 5:00 pm the day after distribution of the electronic consideration
  • No response shall be counted as an “abstention”
  • The day following the completion of an electronic vote, staff or Committee Chair shall report the roll call vote to all Committee Members
  • All Committee Members shall confirm their vote by end of day when the roll call vote is offered
  • If a Committee Member does not confirm his/her vote, the Committee Members vote shall be considered correct.
  • No Committee or Association Action shall be taken until the entire vote is confirmed.

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