Learn more about the process to join the Board of Directors, the responsibilities of a Board member, and more with our FAQ below.
How can I view the members of PAAR's Board of Directors?
Members of the current year’s Board of Directors can be viewed at paar.org. On the landing page, select the tab for About, then select Board of Directors from the dropdown.
What are the terms of the Directors?
According to Article XI, Section 3 of PAAR's Bylaws: “The governing body of the Association shall be a Board of Directors consisting of the elected officers, and nine (9) elected REALTOR® Members, and one (1) appointed Affiliate Director. Three (3) of the directors will be elected based on their specialty serving as an Appraiser Director, a Property Management Director, and a Commercial Director, respectively. Directors shall be elected to serve for terms of two years."
In addition, "No director shall serve for more than two (2) consecutive, two (2) year terms, except for the appointed Affiliate Director who shall serve a one (1) year" and "No officer shall serve as director in the year immediately following their term of officer."
How are Board members elected?
Candidates are placed on a ballot that is emailed to all members for voting. The ballot is only available online and only members may vote.
According to Article XI, Section 4 of PAAR's Bylaws: "At least two (2) months before the annual election, a Leadership Development Committee of 9-11 REALTOR® members including 1-2 recent past presidents; the President, President-Elect, First Vice-President, Treasurer 2 Committee members and 2-3 at-large REALTORS®. One of the past presidents would chair the committee. The group shall be appointed by the President with the approval of the Board of Directors. The Leadership Development Committee shall select at least one candidate for each office and at least one candidate for each place to be filled on the Board of Directors. The report of the Leadership Development Committee shall be electronically transmitted to each member eligible to vote at least three (3) weeks preceding the election. Additional candidates for the offices to be filled may be placed in nomination by petition signed by at least 15% of the REALTOR® members eligible to vote. The petition shall be filed with the Chief Executive Officer at least two (2) weeks before the election. The Chief Executive Officer shall send notice of such additional nominations to all members eligible to vote before the election.
The election of Officers and Directors shall take place no later than the 30th day of September. Election of Officers and Directors may be conducted by electronic means, in accordance with procedures established by the Board of Directors.
The President, with the approval of the Board of Directors, shall appoint an Election Task Force of four REALTOR® members to certify all votes cast electronically. In case of a tie vote, the issue shall be determined by a special election."
How do I apply to serve on the Board of Directors?
Applications for the Board of Directors are accepted once a year and when open, will be available on paar.org and communicated to members through PAAR's communication channels (website, social media, email and others). To apply, simply complete and submit the online application when available, and if you meet the eligibility requirements, you will be placed on the ballot for election.
Who do Directors represent?
PAAR Directors are a fiduciary of the association. That means they have a special legal responsibility in connection with the administration, investment, and care of PAAR and its assets. This requires Directors to make careful, good-faith decisions in the best interest of PAAR and its members. Their decisions must be made independently and free of any undue influence from any person or organization, including any other association, MLS or brokerage.
What authority does the Board of Directors have?
Members of the Board of Directors have duties and responsibilities of governing our association, and the association counts on Directors to participate as we deliberate issues that impact our members’ daily business lives.
The Board of Directors has the authority to:
• Approve expenditures of the Association
• Set dues
• Set public policy positions as they pertain to the real estate industry
• Establish governing policies of the Association
• Approve member programs, products, and services
How often does the Board of Directors meet?
Typically, meetings of both the Board of Directors are held once a month. Special meetings can be called by the President as needed.
Can I attend a meeting of the Board of Directors?
Yes. Meetings of the Board of Directors are open to members to attend. At times, the Board must go into executive session to discuss confidential matters and therefore guests will be asked to wait outside the room until that business is concluded.