Committees

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.

If you are interested in joining a committee for the upcoming 2020 year, please fill out the following form and submit it to Rickie McCabe at CDAR. Please be aware that some committees have requirements in order to join.


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.

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.


Current Chair: Tracey La Rue

Staff Liaison: Rickie McCabe

Commercial / DACIE

Job Description: Assists commercial members through advocacy of CDAR-sponsored Desert Area Commercial Information Exchange (DACIE). DACIE develops and implements services to meet the needs of the Commercial/Investment real estate community. CDAR is accredited with NAR Commercial Real Estate.

Committee Composition: Only DACIE REALTORS® and DACIE Affiliates may serve and vote. Both the Chair and Vice Chair must be CDAR REALTORS®. Only BRE licensed brokers and salespersons, OREA licensed appraisers, and clerical users to a member broker may join the DACIE MLS.

Committee Size: 5 to 9 members.

This is not a budgeted committee.


Chair: Rodney Chalmers

Staff Liaison: Justin Paige

Community Service

Job Description: Plans, recommends, and implements community service programs to enhance the public image of REALTORS®. Sponsors special events to support community service programs.

Committee Composition: Only CDAR REALTORS® and affiliates may serve and vote on the committee. The Chair and Vice Chair must be CDAR REALTOR® members. More than 50% of the committee must be REALTOR® members.

Committee Size: Unlimited

This is a budgeted committee.


Chair: Pamela Jowers

Staff Liaison: Aubrey Tolbert

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: Jessica Blanchard

Staff Liaison: Justin Paige

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: Grady Beck

Staff Liaison: Rickie McCabe

Golf 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.


Co-Chairs: Andi Mallen

Staff Liaisons: Aubrey Neal and Justin Paige

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: Marnie Balog

Staff Liaison: Paul Herrera

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: David Sidley

Staff Liaison: Rickie McCabe

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: Linda Cappella

Staff Liaison: Annette Coffey

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

Staff Liaison: Kaylea Barrett

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: Stephanie Taylor

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: Mary Funk

Staff Liaison: Aubrey Neal

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.


Co-Chairs: Rich La Rue and Stephanie Taylor

Staff Liaison: Aubrey Neal

Sunshine

Job Description: Provide support to CDAR REALTOR® members in emergencies. This generally constitutes remembrances (floral arrangements, memorial donations, cards, etc.) sent on behalf of CDAR for hospitalizations, death, or birth/adoption of child.

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

Committee Size: Unlimited

This is a budgeted committee.


Chair: Emily DiSimone

Staff Liaison: N/A