Get Involved and Make a Difference! Joining a DAAR Committee has always been a great way to make new contacts, learn about the new trends in the industry, and have a hand in shaping the Association’s direction. If you’d like to get more involved with DAAR by participating on a committee or simply have some great ideas you’d like to see implemented, please contact the staff liaisons noted below via email.

AFFILIATES: John Slye, Chair; Sherry Skinner, Vice Chair; Mike Hyatt, Liaison. Develops programs to assist Affiliate members with marketing and business success.

BUDGET & FINANCE: Rich Blessing, Vice President, Finance/Treasurer; Art Lickunas, Vice Chair. Reviews and monitors the financial position of the Association. Makes recommendations to the BOD on financial matters and recommends budget adjustments throughout the year. Prepares the Annual Budget in April for the following year, subject to approval by the BOD. Works closely with staff to assure that the Associations funds are invested properly.

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Judy McHenry, Chair; Dianne Buckley, Vice Chair, Beth Fischel, Liaison.
Provides leadership in sponsoring and implementing volunteer civic and community activities of the Association. Encourages participation by general membership in programs and projects to address local community concerns such as shelter-related projects. Meets as needed.

EDUCATION: Aimee Waltz, Chair; Lara Rhoades, Vice Chair, Beth Fischel, Liaison. Provides the highest quality instructors and educational opportunities for the members. Develops and presents educational and informational programs. Coordinates educational continuing and post licensing courses, international forum, realtor recharge conference courses, and other industry-related programs.  Meets second Monday of each month.

GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL AFFAIRS: Mike Wagner, Chair; Gwen Pangle, Vice Chair, Wendy Abel, Liaison. Monitors local, state & national proposed legislation; recommends and coordinates appropriate call to actions with the State and National Associations. Keeps membership informed on proactive issues and promotes involvement. Makes recommendations to the BOD on new legislative issues and prioritization of issues.

RPAC FUNDRAISING:  Nancy Pav, Chair and President-Elect, Wendy Abel, Liaison. Organizes the RPAC fundraising campaign, promotes member awareness of RPAC, coordinates disbursements to state candidates with RPAC of Virginia. Meets monthly.

MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: Ashton Hogge, Chair, Mike Hyatt, Liaison. Serves as a resource on the development of recruitment and retention strategies and campaigns; Works to identify member programs and services that improve the value of membership, enhance the member experience, and contribute to the growth of the association.

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORK (YPN): Kathleen Stakem, Chair, Tina Metzger, Vice Chair;  Ariel Sierra, Liaison. A growing group of career-minded real estate professionals who want to stay abreast of the latest tools, resources, and networking opportunities.  Click here for more information.

GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE:  Tally Hess, Chair; Ashton Hogge, Vice Chair. Beth Fischel, Liaison. Investigates written complaints by members and the public to determine if a formal hearing is appropriate concerning alleged violations of the By-laws, Code of Ethics and Association rules and regulations, as well as arbitration requests. All members of this committee must complete the VAR Professional Training Seminar annually. The committee members should be experienced and well-respected members and must be approved by the BOD. Meets as needed. All positions filled for 2020.

PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS: Michelle Stash, Chair; Beth Fischel, Liaison. Serves as a pool of potential panel members for the Association’s Ethics and Arbitration Hearings. Conducts and/or oversees the New Member Ethics Program and communicates NAR policy to the membership. All members of this committee must complete the VAR Professional Training Seminar annually. The committee members must be experienced and well-respected members and must be approved by the BOD. Service on the BOD or Grievance Committee is a pre-requisite for participation in this committee. Meets as needed.  All positions filled for 2020.

If you are interested in serving on one of our committees Fill out our online form or contact 703/777-2468.