Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Completed my year as 2022 Sacramento Association of Realtors President, and passed the gavel today...

Today I passed the gavel to my good friend Cherie Hunt, the new 2023 President of the Sacramento Association of REALTORS. I feel like this is more the beginning than the end. In 2022 our Board of Directors laid the foundation for some amazing things to come that I am so excited for. Together in 2022, we: 

✅ Amended the SAR Bylaws to change qualifying criteria to serve on the Board of Directors, making the criteria more broad and inclusive so that more diverse voices qualify to serve; 

✅ Restructured the Board of Directors so that the Chair of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Fair Housing Committee has a carved out seat on the board; 

✅ Formalized/signed a "Memorandum of Understanding" between SAR and the Sacramento Chapters of Women's Council of REALTORS (WCR), the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA), the National Hispanic Organization of Real Estate Associates (NHORA), and the Sacramento Realtist Association -- all so that we can build the foundation to support each other and collaborate in mutual support of each others' missions; 

✅ 86% of our extended leadership team (all Chairs, Vice Chairs, and the Board of Directors) completed the Fair Housing Challenge (completed the Fairhaven Simulation, watched the Bias Override video, and completed the At Home With Diversity certification) -- to the other 14% you have 2 weeks left before the end of 2022!; 

✅ Renamed 'Affiliate' Members to be 'Preferred Partners'; 

✅ Created a Preferred Partners Advisory Committee to focus on enhancing member value to our Preferred Partners; 

✅ Added Preferred Partners to two key SAR committees -- the Nominating Committee and the Government Relations Committee; 

✅ Re-envisioned the Volunteer Coordinating Committee to be the Community Outreach Committee and shifted focus toward more civic/community/public affairs engagement and outreach; 

✅ Streamlined our Fundraising Events policies; 

✅ Moved toward a "master calendar" and preplanning of events for more strategic continuity, and allocated use of resources and time; 

✅ Conducted the first comprehensive member survey since 2016; 

✅ And started but still underway: formed an Investment Strategies Task Force to review our financial and investment policies; 

✅ Also started but still underway: an overhaul of our Manual of Procedures including committee charters, structure, and function; AND... 

✅ Did I mention we hired a new CEO, Jessica Coates???

And this scratches the surface — as our committees did so many other wonderful things this year to benefit our members and the Sacramento Community. I can't even begin to describe how thankful I am for all of our SAR volunteer leaders and our amazing staff who made the magic happen this year. Onward to 2023 under the leadership of Cherie Hunt, and I can't wait to build on the initiatives we started. ❤️❤️

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