2019 ABoR Committee Openings

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We Need YOU

 

Are you a Central Texas REALTOR® with specialized expertise in finance, investing, advocacy, or association governance? Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity that will both enhance your career and make a difference for our Association?

Well, then ABoR needs YOU!

This November, ABoR is holding a Membership Call for 2019 committee opportunities that:

  • Have open positions for 2019; and
  • Require specialized expertise or experience in a specific subject area in order to participate.

This Membership Call will be followed by an additional Call for Engagement later this year. Details are coming soon!

Applications for the following ABoR committees will open Monday, November 5 and be accepted through Friday, November 16.

2019 Committees with Open Positions

Committee Responsibilities & Requirements

Expand the tabs below to view the strategic objectives, committee member qualifications, and time commitment required for each committee.

Audit Committee

Strategic Objectives
The strategic objectives of the Audit Committee are to:

  • Assist the ABoR Board of Directors with oversight of the annual financial audit
  • Assess the qualifications and independence of independent auditors selected to conduct the audit
  • Assess the performance of the independent auditors following the audit

Number of Open Seats: 4

Qualifications
Committee members should have a working familiarity with basic finance and accounting practices. Members should also be able to read and understand fundamental financial statements, including balance sheets, income statements, and statements of cash flow. Applicants must be a primary or secondary ABoR REALTOR® member to serve on this committee.

Time Commitment
The Audit Committee typically meets twice a year, or as often as necessary to enable fulfillment of its responsibilities.

Budget Committee

Strategic Objectives
The Budget Committee is responsible for reviewing financial policies, goals, and budgets that support the mission, values, and strategic goals of ABoR and its MLS (ACTRIS).

Number of Open Seats: 4

Qualifications
Budget Committee members should have a working familiarity with basic finance and accounting practices and be able to read and understand fundamental financial statements, including balance sheets, income statements, and statements of cash flow.  Applicants must be a primary or secondary ABoR REALTOR® member to serve on this committee.

Time Commitment
The Budget Committee typically meets quarterly to review financial statements. In the fourth quarter of each year, the committee meets as often as necessary to recommend the annual budgets for approval by the ABoR and ACTRIS Boards of Directors.

Bylaws Committee

Strategic Objectives
The strategic objectives of the Bylaws Committee are to:

  1. Review the ABoR Bylaws annually for policy compliance with NAR. Policy or housekeeping revisions may also be considered as requested by the ABoR Board of Directors.
  2. Provide Bylaws recommendations to the ABoR Board of Directors for consideration. Recommendations must be first approved by the ABoR Board and then presented to the membership for a vote.

Number of Open Seats: 8-10

Qualifications
Committee members should have experience in bylaws or governance policy development for ABoR and/or similar organizations. Former ABoR leaders are preferred candidates due to their working knowledge of ABoR Bylaws. Applicants must be a primary or secondary ABoR REALTOR® member to serve on this committee.

Time Commitment
The Bylaws Committee meets annually, or as often as necessary to enable fulfillment of its responsibilities.

Diversity Council (formerly the Diversity Committee)

Strategic Objectives
The Diversity Council coordinates activities related to increasing the overall diversity of ABoR’s membership and engaged volunteers, and it ensures that ABoR is an inclusive organization with programming to meet the needs of our diverse community. The Council is comprised of appointed representatives from ABoR’s Strategic Partner organizations, as well as 10-15 at-large positions.

Number of Open Seats: 20

Qualifications
At-large positions on the Diversity Council must be fulfilled by ABoR primary or secondary REALTOR® members. Applicants who are active in any of ABoR’s Strategic Partner organizations or have experience working on diversity issues are preferred.

Time Commitment
The Diversity Council meets quarterly, or as often as necessary to fulfill its responsibilities.

Investment Committee

Strategic Objectives
The purpose of the Investment Committee is to understand the Association’s Investment Policy and how the objectives support the Association’s goals by monitoring the performance of the portfolio and funds manager in accordance with the investment policy.

Number of Open Seats: 3

Qualifications
Committee members should exhibit a diverse set of perspectives, a willingness to be collaborative and open, and the ability and desire to support the Investment Policy. Applicants must be a primary or secondary ABoR REALTOR® member to serve on this committee.

Time Commitment
The Investment Committee typically meets twice a year, or as often as necessary to fulfill its responsibilities.

LMT Policy Teams

Strategic Objectives
Policy Teams monitor and advise on policy issues that are identified in ABoR’s Public Policy Agenda, including property rights, housing and affordability, land use and development, transportation, water, public education, public safety, government efficiency, and property taxes. Policy teams are a subset of the Legislative Management Team (LMT).

Number of Open Seats: Unlimited

Qualifications
Policy Team members must be a primary or secondary REALTOR® member of ABoR and should have some experience in local government or public policy issues.

Time Commitment
LMT Policy Teams meet quarterly, or as often as necessary to fulfill its responsibilities.

TREPAC Committee

Strategic Objectives
The TREPAC Committee is charged with creating and executing the annual plan to raise funds for TREPAC (Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee). This committee plans events, creates and executes fundraising strategies, and supports the efforts of the PAC.

Number of Open Seats: 30

Qualifications
TREPAC Committee members should meet the following qualifications:

  • Registered voter
  • Commitment to support TREPAC at the “Fair Share” level or higher
  • Fundraising experience
  • Event-planning experience
  • Politically active/involved at the local, state, and/or national level
  • Primary or Secondary REALTOR® member of ABoR

Time Commitment
The TREPAC committee meets monthly. Committee members are also required to attend at least one TREPAC fundraising event annually.

Vetting Committee (formerly the Nominating Committee)

Strategic Objectives
The strategic objectives of the Vetting Committee are to:

  1. Nominate the most qualified candidates for ABoR Board of Directors positions in accordance with the ABoR Bylaws. These nominations will be provided to the general membership for vote.
  2. Recommend to the Board of Directors the most qualified candidates for TAR Director and TAR Regional Vice President for Board approval.

Number of Open Seats: 5

Qualifications
Committee members should have a thorough understanding of the ABoR and ACTRIS Strategic Plans as well as the operational focus of both entities to better understand the leadership needed to move the organization forward. Applicants must be a primary or secondary ABoR REALTOR® member to serve on this committee.

Time Commitment
The Vetting Committee meets four to six (4-6) times annually, including two (2) full days of candidate interviews. Vetting Committee members are also required to meet with other committees and affiliated groups to encourage potential candidates to apply during the outreach period, which takes place early in the Board Nominating Process. The Board Nominating Process takes place from March to July each year.

Not all of ABoR's 2019 committees are listed here. Why?

Not all of our committees have open positions for 2019. Some engagement opportunities, such as our Legislative Management Team, are by appointment only. In addition, the ABoR Foundation is conducting a separate Membership Call for its 2019 Board of Directors and committees. Contact Foundation Coordinator Seunga Yu at syu@abor.com to apply.

How will the committee applications be vetted?

The ABoR Board will determine a process for vetting committee applications at the November 7, 2018 board meeting. ABoR Committee rosters for 2019 will be announced following the ABoR Board Meeting on December 2, 2018.

Why will there be an additional "Call for Engagement" for 2019?

While committees play an invaluable role in supporting ABoR operations, the limited number of committee seats available each year (typically less than 100) does not provide sufficient engagement opportunities for our 13,000+ members. In addition, we recognize that some of our members are prevented from volunteering with ABoR because they are not able to commit to a year-long, time-intensive volunteer role.

In short, ABoR needs a broader scope of engagement opportunities that meet our members where they are, and that's exactly what our 2019 Call for Engagement will be about. We're working hard on this new direction and are eager to share details with you soon! In the meantime, share your ideas on how ABoR can bring greater value to your membership on our Engage Portal.

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