Committees

NOW ACCEPTING 2024 COMMITTEE SIGN-UPS

We are now accepting 2024 CDAR Committee sign-ups! Be a part of a rewarding experience and make lasting relationships by participating in committee work at the association level. This year’s sign-ups are available via an online application form. And if you served on a 2023 committee, remember that you’ll still need to sign up to continue on your 2024 committee of choice.

If you’d like to participate with a committee (or committees!) in the new year, make sure to sign up today!


The California Desert Association of REALTORS® is a member-driven organization. We offer a variety of committees for our members to serve on, many of which participate in association events, giving back to the community, and so much more. To find out more about each committee, including what qualifications are needed to serve on each committee, scroll down and choose your committee of interest.


Please note that committee information may not be up-to-date. For the most current roster of a committee, please contact the CDAR office. For the most updated information on each committee’s requirements, please refer to the CDAR Policies and Procedures manual found on the CDAR website or by contacting the CDAR office. Please be aware that some committees have requirements in order to join.

Affiliates

Job Description: To provide input into the association’s activities, meetings and events.

Committee Composition: Only CDAR affiliates may serve and vote on this committee.

Committee Size: Unlimited

This is not a budgeted committee.


Chair: Bryan Ozur

Vice Chair: Valerie Acevez

Staff Liaison: Rickie McCabe

Committee Members: Kevin Budde, Art Alvarez, Jillian Guerrero, Erica Dose

Desert Young Professionals Network

Job Description: Plans, recommends and implements education and networking events to promote growth, membership participation and new leadership with CDAR.

Committee Composition: Only CDAR REALTORS® and affiliates may serve and vote on the committee. Advisory members are comprised of Chair, Vice Chair, Sponsorship Leader, Events Leader and Marketing Leader.

Committee Size: Unlimited

This is not a budgeted committee. Committee budget is sourced through sponsorships.


Chair: Moises Amador

Vice Chair: Cody Hancock

Staff Liaison: Justin Paige

Committee Members: Melissa Lerma, Serena Leiterman, Jennifer Cooper, Maria Herrera, Blaine Amidei, Eroca Kay, Christopher Ray, Erica Dose

Education

Job Description: Recommends and implements real estate education programs and seminars to meet the educational needs of membership.

Committee Composition: Only CDAR REALTORS® and affiliates may serve and vote on the committee.

Committee Size: Unlimited

This is a budgeted committee.



Chair: Alan Sarrail

Vice Chair: Maria Herrera

Staff Liaison: Rickie McCabe

Committee Members: Gina Anderson

Government Affairs

Job Description: Monitors government activity in desert cities to ensure that REALTORS® have input into matters affecting the real estate industry and private property rights.

Committee Composition: Only CDAR REALTORS® may serve and vote on the committee. Affiliates may serve but do not have a vote.

Committee Size: Unlimited

This is not a budgeted committee.


Chair: Stephanie Bell Veneris

Vice Chair: Atiyana Lawson

Staff Liaison: Paul Herrera

Committee Members: Maggie Hickman, Faith Messenger, Carolyn Uhl, Lance Frank, Raymond Radas, Shane Zuspan, Stephen Burchard, Joseph Vega, Jared Dineen Shanstrom, Judy Zeigler, Marnie Balog, Mary Funk

Grievance

Job Description: Reviews ethics complaints and determines whether a complaint should be referred on for a formal hearing.

Committee Composition: Only CDAR REALTORS® may serve and vote on the committee. Grievance review panels will consist of 3-5 panel members, to reduce exposure of confidential information.

Requirements: All Committee members are required to attend and complete the Professional Standards training every two years.

Committee Size: Unlimited

This is not a budgeted committee.


Chair: Cary Gerken

Vice Chair: Gary Scott

Staff Liaison: Rickie McCabe

Committee Members: Lance Frank, Norman Williams, Gina Anderson, Marnie Balog, Mike Jeppson

Leadership Academy

Developing Your Real Estate Knowledge and Leadership Skills – Improving Your Business to Better Serve Your Clients, Association and Community!

Effective REALTOR® Associations require an informed membership, and leaders who understand and can anticipate the existing and future needs of the Association and Community. The CDAR Leadership Program will provide REALTORS® with the insight and tools needed to help lead your clients and the Association through an ever-evolving real estate landscape. The CDAR Leadership Program is here to better equip our members with improved leadership skills and a more informed understanding of industry and community issues.

Committee Composition: CDAR REALTORS® looking to become leaders in their community and the organization.


Chair: Diane Busch

Vice Chair: Serena Leiterman

Staff Liaisons: Annette Coffey & Justin Paige

2024 Attendees: Frankie Aguinaldo, Ron Bone, Harry Coleman, Raquel Davalos, Jared Dineen Shanstrom, Josie Dvorken, Phoenicia Friese, Scott Jones, Melissa Lerma, Paige Maccio, Mariam Rodriguez, Angie Ruiz, Kelly Tweedie, Brandy Valentine, Trina Wilson

LCRC

Job Description: California Desert Association of REALTORS® Local Candidate Recommendation Committee, hereinafter referred to as
the “LCRC.” It is a subcommittee of the California Real Estate Political Action Committee (“CREPAC”) organized under the CREPAC Cooperative Agreement (COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT), which is updated and approved each year. LCRC is not a “Political
Action Committee” as defined by state law and administers no political contributions. However, by written agreement with California Real Estate Political Action Committee (“CREPAC”), a small contributor committee sponsored by the California Association of REALTORS (“C.A.R.”), this LCRC recommends contributions or independent expenditures to be made by CREPAC.


Chair: Judy Zeigler

Staff Liaison: Paul Herrera

Committee Members: Marilyn Balchan, Jeff Fishbein, Mary Funk, Stacey Grande, Maggie Hickman, Carolyn Uhl

Membership

Job Description: Reviews REALTOR® membership applicants prior to the Board of Directors. Works to facilitate new member orientation and assure member compliance with required attendance. Works to encourage member participation in association events and meetings. Works to develop and maintain association benefits awareness. Acknowledge long term members and members achieving professional designations and awards.

Committee Composition: Only CDAR REALTORS® and Affiliates may serve and vote on the committee.

Committee Size: Unlimited

This is a budgeted committee.


 

Chair: Andrew Kearney

Vice Chair: Derek Beesemeyer

Staff Liaison: Annette Coffey

Committee Members: David Sidley, JJ Siquot

MLS / Multiple Listing Service

Job Description: Oversees operation of the MLS and its technological aspects and recommends enhancements, policies and procedures.

Committee Composition: Only CDAR REALTORS® may serve and vote on the committee.

Committee Size: No more than 12 members

This is not a budgeted committee.


Chair: Scott Newton

Vice Chair: Norman Williams

Staff Liaison: Kaylea Barrett

Committee Members: David Sidley, Ozzie Beltran, Lance Frank, Shane Zuspan, Mike Jeppson, Stephen Burchard, Jared Dineen Shanstrom, Sandi Mosley, Mark Rowson, Tony Leiterman

Professional Standards

Job Description: Members of the Professional Standards committee shall be selected to serve on hearing panels, as required, to hear matters of alleged membership duty and ethical misconduct by Association members that may result in discipline. In addition, the committee hears alleged violations of MLS rules by MLS participants and subscribers.

Committee Composition: Only CDAR REALTORS® may serve and vote on the committee. Professional Standards appointed hearing panels shall consist of a Presiding Officer (P.O.), two panel members and one alternate. All members of the committee will serve as a Presiding Officer or panel member as allowed per case.

Requirements: All committee members are required to attend and complete the Professional Standards training every two years. All committee members are required to serve a minimum of two years on the Grievance committee at CDAR or another AOR before serving on the Professional Standards committee.

Committee Size: Unlimited

This is not a budgeted committee.


Chair: Jim Webb

Vice Chair: Rob Morel

Staff Liaison: Rickie McCabe

Scholarship

Job Description: Annually selects Scholarship Awards to individuals to attend an educational institution – a school that has a facility, student body, physical location and a curriculum. This could be a public or private college or university, or a vocational school.

Committee Composition: Only CDAR REALTORS® may serve and vote on the committee. The Chair and Vice Chair must be REALTOR® members.

Committee Size: Unlimited

This is not a budgeted committee. Funds are raised and assigned to support the Scholarship Fund.


 

Chair: Liz Lindsay

Vice Chair: Eric Morcus & Abby Miller

Staff Liaison: Aubrey Tolbert

Committee Members: Maggie Hickman, Jennifer Cooper, Blaine Amidei, Debra Comer, Mary Funk, Suzanne Serrano

Scholarship Events

(Scholarship Events is a subcommittee of Scholarship committee.)

Job Description: Organizes and conducts events to raise money for the CDAR Scholarship Fund.

Committee Composition: Only CDAR REALTORS® and affiliates may serve and vote on the committee.

Committee Size: Unlimited

This is not a budgeted committee. Net proceeds for events are donated to the CDAR Scholarship Fund.


Chair: Andi Mallen

Staff Liaisons: Aubrey Tolbert and Justin Paige

Committee Members: Maggie Hickman, Blaine Amidei, Mary Funk

SPF / Strategic Planning and Finance

Job Description: Assures the most effective and efficient allocation of Association resources; develops a strategic long-range plan to be reviewed by the Board of Directors annually; proposes an annual budget to be considered by the Board of Directors; conducts reviews of monthly and year-end financial statements; analyze financial impact of proposed Association programs and projects, and make recommendations regarding them to the Board of Directors.

Committee Composition: Only CDAR REALTORS® may serve and vote on the committee. The current Treasurer and President-Elect shall serve as co-chairs.

Committee Size: No more than 14

This is not a budgeted committee.


C0-Chair: Stephen Burchard

Co-Chair: Stephenie Zinn

Staff Liaisons: Annette Coffey & Aubrey Tolbert

 

SPF - Investment Subcommittee

Job Description: The Investment Subcommittee has the responsibility to advise the SPF Committee and the Board of Directors on the operation and performance of the CDAR Investment Account(s). The members will discharge their duties solely on behalf of CDAR Investment and Reserve Policies.


 

Chair: Stephanie Taylor

Staff Liaison: Annette Coffey

Committee Members: Stephen Burchard, Scott Newton, Stephenie Zinn, Judy Zeigler