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IAR LEADERSHIP AND REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENTS
Applications for candidates wishing to run for IAR Leadership (President, President-Elect, First Vice-President, Second Vice-President, and Treasurer) and Regional Vice Presidents MUST submit an application no later than February 4, 2021.
Credentials Committee will review all applications and notify approved candidates no later than March 4, 2021. All approved candidates will be voted on and elected by a majority vote of the Board of Directors at Summer Meetings.
IAR Leadership Team Application
Committees, Workgroups, Task Forces
Sign up now to get involved! Selection for 2022 committees will begin July 7. We welcome your submission any time of the year!
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20 by 2025 Workgroup
This is a workgroup to utilize past IAR state presidents and other leaders to locate dedicated, talented, and driven individuals to serve in non-political and political capacities such as state and local committees, mayors, council people, state congressional seats, etc. Learn more about 20 by 2025.
Board Executive Officers Committee
This committee is charged with developing communications with local Boards and Associations, providing membership with information on Association issues, and attracting new members and affiliates. The committee is composed of the Executive Officers of the local Member Boards/Associations.
The Bylaws Committee is charged with reviewing the Articles of Incorporation and the Bylaws of the Association to determine if the documents are up to date and in full compliance with National Association of REALTORS® policies. Any changes recommended by the Bylaws Committee are submitted to the Board of Directors for review. The committee is made up of the IAR Leadership Team and the Regional Vice Presidents.
The Communications Committee of the Iowa Association of REALTORS® is responsible for the overall public relations of the Association and for maintaining a high level of communication between the State Association, the Local Boards and Associations, and the individual member.
The Iowa Association of REALTORS Diversity Committee works to build a diverse, equitable, and inclusive association for its members through development of new programs and educational opportunities; works to create an association where the general membership and leadership reflects the diversity of the public we serve; promotes fair housing and lending practices that will help bridge the homeownership gap in our State. The Diversity Committee seeks to foster an environment where all members feel welcome or empowered to be involved.
The purpose of this committee is to ensure the financial integrity of the Iowa Association of REALTORS. All committees making a motion to the Leadership Team/Board of Directors that requires the use of IAR funds must first forward the motion to the Finance Committee for review. The Finance Committee will then provide a recommendation to the Leadership Team/ Board of Directors regarding the budgetary impact. The Finance Committee will also work to develop a budget to be presented and voted on by the Board of Directors. The committee will also oversee and make periodic review of all IAR investments.
The Iowa Association of REALTORS® provides a database of Real Estate forms for all its members as a service that comes with membership. These forms are currently offered through Form Simplicity. There is no mandated use of these forms. This committee will work in the coming years to revamp our forms. Forms Committee Members will review forms, hear complaints and suggestions about forms from fellow members, and will ultimately vote on any changes to the forms. Every year, the forms committee will strive to review every form, make any necessary changes, and will ultimately endeavor to copyright each form every year, as practical.
The legislative committee works directly with Association lobbying staff to help promote Association legislative goals as set forth in the Association Statement of Policy. This group is very active each spring and meets weekly via web conference to discuss the latest legislation being introduced by the Iowa Legislature and to determine if the legislation is in the best interest of the Association and its members. Iowa REALTORS® can thank this group for recent legislative victories protecting private property rights and the place of the REALTOR® in a real estate transaction.
The Visionary Team consists of 12 members selected by the President-Elect. President-Elect shall be Chair and First Vice President shall be Vice Chair.
The purpose of the Visionary Team is to think futuristically, brainstorm ideas, think outside the box, and proactively evaluate the association in the ever changing real estate climate to facilitate a forward thinking environment.
Visionary Forum to work in conjunction with the Visionary Team to provide an open, engaging, interactive meeting for the entire membership with content driven by the ideas and discussions generated by the Visionary Team. This forum allows IAR Realtor members to share ideas to improve member involvement and discuss ideas for the future role of the association. Every member is welcome to attend this Forum.
Professional Standards Committee
The Professional Standards Committee is responsible for encouraging a high level of professional business conduct and upholding and enforcing the REALTOR® Code of Ethics.
Realtor Party Committee
The Realtor Party Committee deals specifically with the Realtor Party Creed of Vote, Act, Invest. As the only advocacy group in America that fights exclusively for homeownership, real estate investment, strong communities and the free enterprise system, the Realtor Party is not focused on the right or left; it is focused on the issues that matter to existing and future homeowners and the real estate industry. Resources include grants and tools to help run candidate and issue campaigns, and implement smart growth, housing opportunity and diversity programs, and much more.
REALTOR® Foundation of Iowa
The REALTORS® Foundation of Iowa (RFI) was established to promote REALTOR® contributions to Iowa communities, including charitable and educational giving. RFI is a separate 501(c)3 organization. RFI has its own board of directors. Learn more.
RISK MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
The Risk Management Committee has the responsibility with keeping the Association and its members aware of the areas of risk and to develop and coordinate plans of action to aid the membership in Risk Management.
The RPAC Trustees are charged with the duty of deciding which political candidates the Iowa Association of REALTORS® should support. RPAC is permitted to make direct contributions to State candidates, and upon request by local Realtor® Boards for County and/or Municipal Candidates. IAR RPAC is limited to recommending Federal candidate contributions to the National Association of REALTORS® RPAC Trustees with regard to federal races.
Young Professionals Network (YPN)
The purpose of IAR’s YPN is to provide leadership opportunities for young real estate professionals, to provide education to its members, to encourage them to give back to the community and their industry, and to provide networking opportunities so that members can learn and socialize with their peers. There is no age restriction for this group. The Iowa YPN Advisory Board meets at all IAR meetings.