Committees & Committee Members

Contact David Hensley with questions regarding Idaho REALTORS® Committees.

Following is a list of the 2021 Idaho REALTORS® committees. Click the committee name on the left for a list of members.

Bylaws

The Bylaws Committee reviews and evaluates IR bylaws.  The committee address necessary updates to IR bylaw language and make recommendations for any needed changes. Some of the bylaw changes are required by NAR. Having the most updated and pertinent language in IR bylaws helps better serve and promote Idaho REALTORS® and Idaho REALTOR® Associations. Please expect monthly meetings/conference calls February through August.

IR STAFF:

Pete Katsilometes, Membership Director

David Henlsey, CEO

Convention
Plan and develop a program of activities for the Annual Convention to provide educational programs, professional development, and networking opportunities for the Association members. Provide member input into content/potential speakers for education sessions to present innovative and industry-relevant programming. Members will be asked to serve as marketers of the convention and to help increase member attendance. Committee members will be asked to contact sponsors and exhibitors to help the committee reach its monetary goals. Members are required to attend the Annual Convention in support of the Convention and will be asked to staff various functions and will act as a representative for the Idaho REALTORS®. Commitment: Meets 5-7 times a year (2 live meetings)

IR STAFF:

David Hensley, CEO

Amanda Pannell, Education Director

Nick Stout, Communications Director

Public Policy Trustees

The Public Policy Trustees shall be appointed annually by the President and consist of one Trustee from each of the four districts, the IR President, the President-Elect, the District Vice President assigned to Public Policy, Legislative Committee Chair, one National Director, and the Public Policy Trustees Chair, the REALTOR® Party Chair, and up to four additional members at the discretion of the President. Preference is given to those who are major investors.

Oversee the fundraising and expenditures of the RPAC and the Legal Review and Issues Mobilization Fund.

IR STAFF/LEGAL COUNSEL
David Hensley, CEO

Max Pond, Government Affairs Director

Jason Risch, Esq.

Scholarship

The Scholarship Committee is committed to supporting higher education in Idaho.  The Committee collects applications from students attending colleges or universities and awards the top candidates.  Preference is given to students attending Idaho schools. Please expect 3-4 meetings/conference calls March through August.

IR STAFF:

David Hensley, CEO

Pete Katsilometes, Membership Director

Professional Development
Provide opportunities to members to increase their knowledge, skills, and professionalism to better serve their clients and customers. Recommend and review education topics, courses, and instructors for live instruction, online and virtual education, webinars, and designations. Promotes and fosters cooperation between statewide educational programs and designations; supports local boards’ educational programming. Each member must complete Idaho Real Estate Commission moderator training and assist in moderating and proctoring various courses throughout the year. Commitment: Meets 5-7 times a year (via phone call/virtually).

IR® Staff:

David Hensley, CEO

Amanda Pannell, Events & Education Director

Budget and Finance

This Committee reviews a proposed budget from the Executive Committee to ensure that IR funds are allocated appropriately, and that financial forecasting/history is considered in all budgetary sections.  They meet via conference call in the summer a couple of times. The members of the committee must agree to the proposed budget prior to any recommendation being sent onto the Executive Committee and then ultimately onto the Board of Directors for final approval and adoption.  Preference is given to those with strong financial background and/or members of the Board of Directors.

IR® STAFF
David Hensley, CEO

Melissa Gray, Director of Operations

Members First Initiative Task Force

Composed of all 10 Association’s Executives.  One Chair and Vice-Chair chosen by the IR President.

The initiative is driven towards emphasizing the benefits of being a REALTOR® member. This may come in the form of social media campaigns, advertising, events, etc.  The initiative also focuses on promoting membership and membership benefits to attract new members and affiliate members.

IR® Staff:

Pete Katsilometes, Membership Director

Evinn Tremayne, Membership Administrator

Inclusion Task Force

The Inclusion Task Force consists of two co-chairs and a selection of invite only members decided by the Executive Committee. IR staff members include the CEO and Membership Administrator.

Idaho REALTORS® supports inclusion, as well as a continued commitment to Fair Housing as part of its core values. To be a strong voice for real estate in our communities, diversity in our leadership can help our associations represent all the communities and demographic groups in our market area. Making sure our association reflects and includes leaders who serve all parts of our market will make our associations better advocates for homeownership and private property rights. It will build our commitment to ethics and make sure our association is meeting member needs regardless of the communities they serve. The Inclusion Task Force will identify barriers to inclusion in Idaho and make recommendations to the EC for improving diversity within the State Association.

IR® Staff:

David Hensley, CEO

Evinn Tremayne, Membership Administrator

REALTOR® Safety

Committee members will be committed to staying current on REALTOR® safety tips and solutions to help lower risks for members. The focus will cover emerging electronic threats as well as physical safety throughout the process of a member’s day to day business.

The committee will work together to organize and develop content for safety webinars and various communication efforts to alert our members as needed.

IR® Staff:

David Hensley, CEO

Nick Stout, Communications Director

REALTOR® Party Champions

The REALTOR® Party Champions Committee is dedicated to promoting RPAC events and investors, while achieving NAR RPAC goals. It is a powerful alliance of REALTORS® and REALTOR® Associations working to advance public policies and candidates that build strong communities, protect property interests and promote a vibrant business environment. Please expect monthly meetings throughout the year.

IR® Staff:

David Hensley, CEO

Pete Katsilometes, Membership Director

Max Pond, Government Affairs Director

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