Committees and Forums
Convention Meeting and Event Schedule
It’s easy to get involved! Take a look at some of the groups that will be meeting during the Annual Convention. Most meetings are open to members (except where noted on the meeting schedule).
REALTOR® Foundation of Iowa
The REALTORS® Foundation of Iowa was established to promote REALTOR® contributions to Iowa communities, including charitable and educational giving.
Membership Development Forum
Jess Patton from Association Marketing Group will be presenting the new health insurance trust information that will potentially be made available to Realtors for 2016.
R3 Workgroup – Research, Revisit, Realize.
This workgroup is open to anyone. The purpose is to generate ideas for future improvement of the industry, the association, and the individual REALTOR® members.
Communications Committee (formerly Public Relations)
This committee works to promote association events, issues, and meetings, plus develops and coordinates the annual state-wide REALTOR® awareness campaign. Additional projects include creation of billboard and radio advertisements, press releases, news columns, newsletters and more.
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.
Housing Opportunity Committee
REALTORS® are ideally situated to improve housing opportunities where they live. This committee will explore various ways Iowa REALTORS® can reach out to those who need greater access to quality, affordable home ownership and rental opportunities. This will include investigating the various opportunities for national and state programs, grants, training and resources to expand housing availability.
This committee consists of the IAR President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, Treasurer, and 12 at-large members serving 3 year terms. This committee shall make recommendations to the Board of Directors. This committee is also responsible for preparing an annual operating budget that details anticipated receipts and disbursements.
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.