Committee & Leadership Positions

The work of the Association is done by volunteer member leaders, assisted and implemented by staff. The following are the elected positions within the organization, their duties and responsibilities, and information on how to pursue election. The Oregon REALTORS® Handbook is full of detailed information related to all volunteer positions.

Read it here: Oregon REALTORS® Volunteer Handbook 2024


Key Committees, Special Committees, Work Groups and Task Forces work continually on behalf of the membership to achieve the Association’s objectives as approved in the strategic plan. Committee assignments are made every year in early September by the President and President-Elect with the input of senior staff. At least 1/3 of the existing members of key committees shall be reappointed in each successive year.

In-person committee meetings are held, at a minimum, at the Spring and Fall Governance meetings. Interim conference calls and/or additional in-person meetings (depending on the committee) are also held throughout the year. There are five Key Committees and ten Special Committees. See all committee listings at the bottom of the page.

Interested in serving on a committee? Here are a few recommendations:

  • Attend the committee meetings as an observer at the bi-annual governance meetings in the Spring and Fall
  • Make yourself and your interest known to the current President and President-Elect and/or your local association executive or leadership
  • Read the Volunteer Handbook so you know what to expect: Oregon REALTORS® Volunteer Handbook 2024
  • Apply! In order to participate you must apply for a committee. Apply here for a 2025 Oregon REALTORS® Committee. Please see a full list of the committees available below.

Elected Positions

The elective year is from the first day after the last day of NAR Convention (usually around Veteran’s Day in November) to the last day of NAR Convention the following year.

President (not directly elected)
The President position is not normally elected as it is an ascension from the elected President-Elect position.


NAR Director

State Director
Local associations/boards elect their own State Directors. For information on becoming a State Director, contact your local association/board directly.

District Vice President
The Presidents of the local associations/boards select the District Vice President for their respective region. For information on becoming a District Vice President, see below.


Business Issues Key CommitteeRead More

Description: Assist members to successfully conduct their business in an increasingly complex and changing marketplace, specifically dealing with issues involving the Real Estate Agency, Multiple Listing Service, brokerage management, and general risk management practices. Work directly with leaders from other industry related business partners by participating in forums and collaboration on development of business tools to assist members with their real estate practice.

Chair, Vice-Chair, up to 18 members including:

  • Chair of the International Business Council (IBC)
  • Property management specialist
  • MLS representative
  • Commercial practitioner
Subcommittees: Appraiser Issues, Commercial Issues
Term: 1 year
Staff Liaison:

Jeremy Rogers, Director of Legal Affairs & Public Policy 

Government Affairs Key CommitteeRead More

Description: Help form and recommend policies concerning legislative issues affecting the industry and private property rights. Review and analyze legislative proposals for their effect on the real estate industry. Communicate with Association leadership and members concerning legislative and regulatory issues. Develop new, and refine existing, programs and activities that bring members into direct contact with the legislative/regulatory process.
Membership: Chair (1 year), Vice-Chair (1 year), Immediate Past Chair (1 year), up to 18 members

Land Use and Water Policy

Term: All committee members, excluding the Vice Chair, Immediate Past Chair, and Chair, shall serve for two-year, staggered terms.
Staff Liaison:


Political Affairs Key CommitteeRead More

Description: Manage existing programs and identify new opportunities to assist members to become involved in the political process at the local, state, and federal level. Encourage and assist local association in the development of comprehensive political affairs programs at the local level. Mobilize and bring members into direct contact with elected officials and the legislative/regulatory process.
Membership: Chair, Vice-Chair, up to 18 members
Term: 2 years
Staff Liaison:


Professional Development Key CommitteeRead More

Description: Provide opportunities to members to increase their knowledge, skills, and professionalism in order to better serve their clients and customers. Recommend and review education topics, courses, and instructors for live instruction, online education, webinars, and designations.

Chair, Vice-Chair, up to 18 members including representatives from:

  • Young Professionals Network (YPN)
  • Women's Council of REALTORS® (WCR)
  • Certified Residential Specialists (CRS)
Term: 1 year
Staff Liaison:

Erica Curry, Education Director

Diversity Key CommitteeRead More

Description: As members of the Oregon Association of REALTORS® Diversity Key Committee, we are active & focused on meeting the needs of the members by providing education, information, and advocacy while seeking to increase fair treatment, equitable opportunities to information and resources, and by helping to build an industry culture of belonging, contribution, and participation.

Chair, Vice-Chair, 18 members including:

Term: 2 year
Staff Liaison: Erica Curry, Education Director

Elections CommitteeRead More

Description: Certify candidates and supervise elections of all elected positions within the Association.
Membership: Chair, Vice-Chair, 6 members from different local associations/boards
Term: 2 years (staggered)
Staff Liaison:  

Finance Review CommitteeRead More

Description: Work for the protection and investment of the Association's assets by ensuring that accurate financial records are maintained and appropriate financial reports are developed (including the annual budget presentation to the Board of Directors). Review annual independent audit and make recommendations for any appropriate controls as needed.
Membership: Chair, 3 members
Term: 2 years (staggered)
Staff Liaison:

Jenny Pakula, CEO

Legal Action CommitteeRead More

Description: Receive and evaluate requests for financial assistance for Amicus participation regarding litigation representing issues of substantial importance to the real estate profession. Monitor present and future legal liabilities and issues affecting real estate and licensees.
Membership: Chair, Vice-Chair, 6 members
Term: 3 years (staggered)
Staff Liaison:

Jeremy Rogers

Issues Mobilization CommitteeRead More

Description: Promote and strive for the improvement of government by encouraging and stimulating REALTORS® and the general public to take a more active and effective part in issues campaigns promoting REALTOR® public policy. Provide resources for independent and in-kind expenditures in support of REALTOR® Party candidates for elected office at the local level.

Chair, Vice-Chair, 5 members

Term: 2 years (staggered)
Staff Liaison:


REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) / Board of TrusteesRead More

Description: Raise funds for use at both state and federal political levels. Consider campaign endorsements and contributions to candidates and parties at the state government level. Coordinate member association/board political activity at the local government level.
Membership: Up to 18 members, serving 2-year staggered terms, includes Chair of the Political Affairs Committee (ex-officio) and Chair of Government Affairs Key Committee (ex-officio)
Term: 2 years (staggered)
Staff Liaison:


ROTY/DSA CommitteeRead More

Description: Develop and recommend selection criteria for and select candidate for REALTOR® of the Year candidate (Spring) and nominee for Distinguished Service Award (Fall).

Chair, Vice-Chair, 5 members including:

  • Past REALTOR® of the Year – once removed (Chair)
  • Immediate past REALTOR® of the Year (Vice-Chair)
  • Other past REALTORS® of the Year (2)
  • Non-REALTORS® of the YEAR (3)
Term: 1 year
Staff Liaison:  

Professional Standards CommitteeRead More

Description: Assure that Oregon REALTORS® meets its obligation as a State Association concerning the Code of Ethics of the National Association of REALTORS®, including arranging for such hearings as fall within its jurisdiction, assisting local associations/boards with their professional standards enforcement, and providing training and education programs, products, and services to support these efforts.
Membership: Chair, Vice-Chair, 5 members
Term: 2 years
Staff Liaison:

Kelly Barker

Safety CommitteeRead More

Description: Identifies and puts into play safety benchmarks and tools for members and Local Associations/Boards that will help lower the number of safety issues, promotes that REALTOR® safety is of higher importance than a sale, and is a resource for Local Association/Board safety committee formation

Chair, 15 members

Term: 1 year
Staff Liaison: Shayna Olson