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 2021

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.

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 four Key Committees, eight Special Committees, and one Forum.

If you’re 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 2021
  • Apply! In order to participate you must apply for a committee. Please see a full list of the committees available below.

 The 2022 application process will open in April of 2021.

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, Vice-Chair, up to 18 members

Land Use and Water Policy

Term: 2 years
Staff Liaison:

Taylor Shanaman, Government Affairs Director

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:

Taylor Shanaman, Government Affairs Director

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

Katie Moore, Education Coordinator

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: Lori Broncheau, Executive Assistant

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

Erin Murphy, CFO 

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, Director of Legal Affairs & Public Policy 

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:

Taylor Shanaman, Government Affairs Director

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:

Taylor Shanaman, Government Affairs Director

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: Lori Broncheau, Executive Assistant

Professional Standards CommitteeRead More

Description: Assure that OAR 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:

Jeremy Rogers, Director of Legal Affairs & Public Policy 

Diversity CommitteeRead More

Description: As members of the Oregon Association of REALTORS® Diversity 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: 1 year
Staff Liaison: Erica Curry, Education Director

Oregon Real Estate Forms (OREF) Forms CommitteeRead More

Oregon Real Estate Forms (OREF) Forms Committee

OREF is a for-profit Oregon limited liability company. It is owned by three REALTOR® boards: Portland Metropolitan Association of REALTORS® (PMAR), with 50% ownership, Eugene Association of REALTORS® (EAR), with 30% ownership, and Oregon Association of REALTORS® (OAR), with 20% ownership. It is run by a Board of Managers under the governance of the OREF Operating Agreement.

The OREF Forms Committee is responsible for the development and updating of the OREF forms. The Committee is responsible for the forms content, layout and design, with the final approval of the OREF Board of Managers.

The Committee consists of nine members, three from each shareholder organization. These members are appointed by and represent their respective shareholders for three-year terms. The immediate past Chair of the Forms Committee will serve as ex-officio if their three-year term has expired. There may be additional ex-officio positions as appointed by the Forms Committee Chair and/or the Board of Managers Chair and approved by the BOM chair.


The committee meets from February through August, 7 meetings. At the August the meeting the Committee finalizes its recommendations to be presented to the BOM for their approval. After the BOM approval of forms recommendations the Executive Officer prepares changes and new forms with necessary formatting for printing and for online forms integration. Form changes and new forms are usually released by January 1 of the following year.

In addition, a representative from the title industry serves on the committee, along with OREF legal counsel. The OREF executive officer attends committee meetings and serves as secretary.

A member on the Forms Committee has the following duties:

  • Attend meetings in Salem and/or participate in conference calls.
  • Participate in the development and review of OREF forms.
  • Serve on sub-committees or task forces as requested.
  • Solicit input from respective shareholder association and communicate all proposals and/or concerns to the Forms Committee. (note: change is from OREF, not OAR)

Economic Development CommitteeRead More

Description: Promote economic and community development by working with state and local economic development organizations, chambers of commerce and other community partners to leverage the knowledge, resources and relationships of REALTORS® and REALTOR® associations. Members are asked to build relationships with local economic and community development partners, to pursue NAR community outreach grants that help their community achieve important goals, and support local efforts to attract people, businesses, and investment. 

Chair, Vice-Chair, 15 members

Term: 1 year
Staff Liaison: Jeremy Rogers, Director of Legal Affairs & Public Policy 

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: Kelly Barker