Committees

WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING 2023 COMMITTEE SIGN-UPS!

2023 Committee Sign-Up forms are LIVE and available for submission! If you would like to join a 2023 CDAR Committee, please fill out the following form here and send it to Rickie McCabe at CDAR at Rickie@CDAROnline.org.


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.

We are STILL accepting applications for 2023 Committee sign-ups! If you’re interested in joining a CDAR Committee, please fill out the following form here and send it to Rickie McCabe at CDAR at Rickie@CDAROnline.org.


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: Jennifer Harper

Vice Chair: Karen Maisano

Staff Liaison: Rickie McCabe

Committee Members: Bill Dalton, Ronnie Lasky, Ted Parker

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: Serena Leiterman

Staff Liaison: Justin Paige

Committee Members: Jessica Blanchard, Stephen Burchard, Tyler Hauer-Salhus, Maria Herrera, Atiyana Lawson, Christopher Ray, Alexandria Sanchez, Shane Zuspan

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

Staff Liaison: Rickie McCabe

Committee Members: Richard De Leonardis, Maria Herrera

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: Faith Messenger

Vice Chair: Marilyn Balchan

Staff Liaison: Paul Herrera

Committee Members: Arturo Andrade, Stephanie Bell Veneris, Stephen Burchard, Lance Frank, Maggie Hickman, Jeffrey Hohman, Atiyana Lawson, Thalia Ledezma, Faith Messenger, Alexandria Sanchez, Jay Tennen, Kenneth Townsend, Carolyn Uhl, Judy Zeigler, Shane Zuspan

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: Stephanie Bell Veneris

Vice Chair: Cary Gerken

Staff Liaison: Rickie McCabe

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

2023 Attendees: Moises Amador, Debbie Behlman, Osvaldo Beltran, Adam Cheng, Jose Espinoza, Cody Hancock, Maria Herrera, April James, Juan Martinez, Abigail Miller, Eric Morcus, Alexandria Sanchez, Daniel Trevino Sr., Michael Valerio, Norman Williams, Shane Zuspan

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: TBA

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: JJ Siquot

Vice Chair: Andrew Kearney

Staff Liaison: Annette Coffey

Committee Members: Derek Beesemyer, Jai Ghatnekar, Jeffrey Hohman, Thalia Ledezma, Kenneth Townsend

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: Mike Jeppson

Vice Chair: Stephen Burchard

Staff Liaison: Kaylea Barrett

Committee Members: Gary Chefetz, Lance Frank, Wendy Lapham, Sandi Mosley, Scott Newton, Mark Rowson, Norman Williams, Shane Zuspan

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: David Sidley

Vice Chair: Jim Webb

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: Andi Mallen

Co-Vice Chair: Alma Garcia-Gutierrez

Co-Vice Chair: Liz Lindsay

Staff Liaison: Aubrey Tolbert

Committee Members: Stephen Burchard, Maggie Hickman

Scholarship - Golf Task Force

(Golf Task Force is a subcommittee of Scholarship committee. You must serve on Scholarship committee to be a part of this task force.)

Job Description: Organizes and conducts the annual golf tournament and other events to raise money for approved charities.

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 the tournament are donated to the CDAR Scholarship Fund.


Chair: TBA

Staff Liaisons: Aubrey Tolbert and Justin Paige

Committee Members: TBA

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: Susan Marshall

Co-Chair: Stephenie Zinn

Staff Liaisons: Annette Coffey & Aubrey Tolbert

Committee Members: Stephen Burchard, Robin DuFault, Maggie Hickman, Mike Jeppson, Serena Leiterman, Scott Newton, JJ Siquot, Stephanie Taylor, Judy Zeigler

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: Judy Zeigler

Staff Liaison: Annette Coffey

Committee Members: Stephen Burchard, Scott Newton, Stephanie Taylor, Stephenie Zinn