Government Affairs Committee Instrumental to Your Success
So now you know what the REALTOR® & Consumer Advocacy Department is, how about if I delve into one segment of it for you: the Government Affairs Committee. There are 7 voting members of the Government Affairs Committee, myself, who was appointed by the Board President, 6 REALTOR® members & 1 Affiliate member, each of whom are appointed for 2 year terms from the applications they submit. We also have an alternate Affiliate Member, in case we have a vacancy at any specific meeting.
We at the Government Affairs Committee have roles in listening to, compiling, and interpreting information from a multitude of different groups. Our focus is on local issues, but we also try to keep abreast on topics at the state and national levels, too. Our duty is to take information and make it easily considered by the Board of Directors of your Fort Collins Board of REALTORS®, so that they can make informed decisions on your behalf, to benefit yourselves, your fellow REALTORS®, and your clients.
Let me give you some ideas of what we do and have done in the past:
• We were instrumental in helping the Board of Directors (BOD) push for changes to the Appeals Process that are beneficial for developers, which were approved at the City Council level. • We interview local Political Candidates and make recommendations to the BOD for support of the candidates for office who most embody the REALTOR® Party. • We meet at least twice annually with our local Representatives at the Local, County, and State level to make sure that communication lines are open, and so that both sides know where we each stand on different issues that may affect our REALTORS® and their clients. • We have passed along recommendations for BOD support for less stringent requirements on URA Funding. This will help revitalize areas of Fort Collins that need it most.
This is just a small segment of what we do when we meet each month.
By Sean Dougherty, GAC Chair
For More Information
The Government Affairs Committee Meetings are open to any of our members, so please come down to the Board office at 110 West Harvard, the second Tuesday of each month at Noon, and be a part of the discussion. We’d love to have you! Sean M. Dougherty Sean@HawaiianShirtGuy.com or learn more at www.fcbr.org/advocacy
Clint Skutchan is has been the Executive for FCBR since 2008. Prior to joining the REALTOR® association he ran a Medical Society and was a local talk show host for nearly 10 years
November 2013 Housing Report
A comprehensive Housing Report from the Fort Collins Board of REALTORS®. Residential Market Statistics for single family detached and attached homes plus Townhome/Condo stats provided by IRES. Please note that IRES no longer includes "to be built" and "under construction listings. For more information please call 223-2900.
FCBR is focused on enhancing our members’ success via a core service department approach.
Under the Policy Governance model we have implemented a number of tracking mechanisms and reports to provide useable data that provides a greater level of understanding and accountability for our Departments and Administrative services.
The following report is offered to our valued members on behalf FCBR’s Leadership so that ever FCBR member has a better understanding of how your association is performing.
Should you have any comments or questions please feel free to contact any member of FCBR’s Leadership team.
Thank you for your support and participation over this past year!