Vice President

MICHAEL LABOUT

Delegate Certification Process
•  Must be certified by 4:00pm on Sunday
•  Chief Elected Officer of a Member Board shall be
certified as the delegate who will cast votes
•  An alternate delegate may be certified provided
that the alternate is also a member of the Member
Board for which he or she is casting the vote.
•  Delegates must be certified by the Member
Board’s AE or Elected Officer

Must Be Certified By 4:00pm Sunday
How

Where

Open Un-l

Online

realtor.org/cer/fydelegate

4:00p Sunday

Delegate Cer/fica/on
Satellite Desk

In the Foyer outside this room

4:30p Today

Delegate Cer/fica/on
Booth

Conven/on Center Registra/on Area, 4:00p Sunday
West Hall B 2-3

Delegate Body Check-in
Begins at 10:00 AM Monday
•  Meeting Agenda and Handouts
•  Voting Delegate Ribbon
•  Voting Smartcard personalized with the board’s
name
•  If you are certified to vote for more than one
board, you will receive a smartcard for each

Constitutional Amendments require a
2/3 vote to pass.
Each delegate’s vote is weighted to reflect the number of
REALTOR® and REALTOR®-ASSOCIATE members of
the delegate’s association as of September 30th.

Seating
•  Delegates and Association Executives sit in
designated areas by region.
•  Delegates must wear their voting delegate ribbon
and be seated with their region.
•  All other attendees sit in audience section

Voting Device Procedures
•  Insert your smartcard in your
voting device
•  Voting process is in compliance
with NAR’s Constitution.
•  Results for all
recommendations are a secret
vote.

Vice President

SHERRI MEADOWS

Electronic Voting
•  Remove the requirement that the Delegate Body
shall be conducted by a voice vote.
•  Proposed amendment to Exhibit A, Article 9,
Section 2

Exhibit A, Article 9, Section 2
SECTION 2. Voting shall be by Member Boards. The chief elected officer of a Member Board in good
standing or his duly accredited alternate, who shall be a Board Member of the same Board, shall in viva
voce cast the vote for his Board, and he shall be entitled to as many votes as his Board has REALTOR®
or REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® Members who hold primary membership in the Member Board, all of
whom must be in good standing according to the records of the National Association. In the event a viva
voce vote is not unanimous, any delegate may request a recorded vote prior to the body's consideration of
the next item of business, which request must be granted by the presiding officer. The recorded vote may
be administered electronically, or by written ballot or by another process identified prior to the
commencement of the meeting of the Delegate Body. Voting by proxy or division of the vote of a
Member Board shall not be permitted.

Rationale: Removing the requirement that a voice vote be taken will allow NAR to use any method of
voting, including electronic, written ballot, or voice vote.

Corporate Secretary
•  Remove Corporate Secretary as an Elected
Officer Position
•  Proposed amendment to Exhibit B, Article 7,
Section 1

Exhibit B, Article 7, Section 1
SECTION 1.   The elective Officers of the National Association shall be a
President, a President-Elect, a First Vice President, a Vice President from
each of the Regions created by the Board of Directors, and a Treasurer,
and a corporate Secretary, all of whom shall serve for one year, with the
exception of the Treasurer who shall serve for two years, or until their
successors are elected and assume office.  The President and the
Treasurer shall not be eligible for a second or subsequent election,
however a past Treasurer may fill a vacancy in the office of the Treasurer
and serve until the next annual election.

Rationale: There is no such elected officer position at NAR, so this
amendment will correct an error.

Remove Requirement for CEO to
Post a Bond
•  Removes the requirement that the CEO post a
bond with a surety company in Illinois.
•  NAR’s Insurance has been deemed sufficient
•  Corresponding constitutional amendment in
Exhibit B, Article 7, Section 8

Exhibit b, Article 7, Section 8
SECTION 8. There shall be a Chief Executive Officer who shall be appointed by the
Board of Leadership Team. The Chief Executive Officer shall be subject to the President
and shall serve as the head of the staff, charged with its selection subject to the approval of
the Executive Committee. The Chief Executive Officer shall have supervision of the entire
staff and shall perform such other duties as may be delegated to him by the Board of
Directors, the Executive Committee or the President, and all other duties usual to such
office.
The Chief Executive Officer shall provide a bond in a surety company qualified to do
business in the State of Illinois or such other state as the headquarters of the National
Association may be located, and of such amount as may be determined by the Board of
Directors. The cost of such bond shall be paid by the National Association.

Rationale: While the authority to appoint the CEO is currently vested in the Board of
Directors, historical practice has been for the Board of Directors to grant the Leadership
Team such authority. Having the Leadership Team, as opposed to the large Board of
Directors, be responsible for the process of interviewing candidates and selecting a CEO is
the only practical and feasible way such search can be conducted. This amendment would
mean that the Board of Directors would no longer need to affirmatively grant such
authority to the Leadership Team through resolution passed at a BOD meeting. In
addition, this amendment removes the requirement that the CEO post a bond with a surety
company in Illinois. NAR has not required this practice for at least 25 years, as NAR’s
insurance coverage has been deemed sufficient protection.

CEO Search Committee
•  Leadership Team has the authority to appoint the
CEO search committee and select the CEO
•  Corresponding constitutional amendments
Exhibit C, Article 8, Sections 6 & 7

Exhibit C, Article 8, Section 6
SECTION 6. There shall be a Leadership Team consisting of the President; President-Elect; First
Vice President; Treasurer; Immediate Past President; two (2) Vice Presidents of Association
Affairs; Vice President of Government Affairs each appointed by the President; and Chief
Executive Officer.

Voting members of the Leadership Team shall be the President; President-Elect; First Vice
President; Treasurer; Immediate Past President; and the two (2) Vice Presidents of Association
Affairs and the Vice President of Government Affairs. In the event of a tie vote, the President
shall determine the position to be taken with respect to the particular issue.

Except as to actions specifically stated in the Constitution or Bylaws or by law to require approval
of or to be taken by the Board of Directors or Executive Committee, the Leadership Team shall
have the authority to act on behalf of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee to make
policy and operational decisions for the Association between meetings of the Executive
Committee and Board of Directors. The Leadership Team shall report its actions, as appropriate,
to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

The Leadership Team shall have the authority to form a Search Committee for the purpose of
searching for candidates to fulfill the position of Chief Executive Officer, and to recommend any
such candidates for the Leadership Team’s approval.

The Leadership Team shall meet upon the call of the President or four of the voting members,
stating the time and place of the meeting. A majority of the voting members of the Leadership
Team, one of whom must be the President, shall constitute a quorum.

The Leadership Team may take any action which it could take at a meeting of the Leadership
Team without a meeting if a consent in writing, setting forth the action so taken, is signed by all
the voting members of the Leadership Team. Members of the Leadership Team may participate in
any meeting through the use of a conference telephone or similar communications equipment by
means of which all persons participating in the meeting can hear each other. Such participation in
a meeting shall constitute presence in person at the meeting.

Rationale: While the authority to appoint the CEO is currently vested in the Board of Directors,
historical practice has been for the Board of Directors to grant the Leadership Team such
authority. Having the Leadership Team, as opposed to the large Board of Directors, be responsible
for the process of interviewing candidates and selecting a CEO is the only practical and feasible
way such search can be conducted. This amendment would mean that the Board of Directors
would no longer need to affirmatively grant such authority to the Leadership Team through
resolution passed at a BOD meeting. In addition, this amendment removes the requirement that
the CEO post a bond with a surety company in Illinois. NAR has not required this practice for at
least 25 years, as NAR’s insurance coverage has been deemed sufficient protection.

Exhibit C, Article 8, Section 7
SECTION 7. There shall be such other committees as may be designated by the Board of
Directors, or the Executive Committee, or the Leadership Team, the members of which shall be
appointed by the President unless otherwise directed by the Board of Directors, or the Executive
Committee, or the Leadership Team.
Rationale: This amendment provides the Leadership Team the ability to also form committees,
which is consistent with the Leadership Team’s authority to act on behalf of the Board of Directors
and the Executive Committee between meetings.

Amend the Titles of the Vice Presidents
Amend the titles of the two vice presidents to:
•  Vice President of Association Affairs
•  Vice President of Government Affairs
Corresponding Constitutional Amendments Exhibit D,
Article 5, Section 1A and Exhibit E, Article 4, Section
1G

Exhibit D. Article 4, Section 1g
(G) Two (2) The Vice Presidents of  Association Affairs,  the Vice
President of Government Affairs,  and the REALTOR® Party
Director, each appointed by the President, provided the appointee
has not resigned a directorship the term of which would have
coincided in whole or in part with their term as Vice President;
 

Rationale: Providing a specific title to the Vice Presidents will
provide for clear distinction of responsibilities within the
governance structure.

Exhibit E, Article V, Section 1a
SECTION 1.
(A) There shall be an Executive Committee consisting of the President; the PresidentElect; the First Vice President; the Treasurer; the Regional Vice Presidents; the
immediate Past President; the Past President twice-removed; the two (2) Vice
Presidents of Association Affairs; the Vice President of Government Affairs; the
REALTOR® Party Director each appointed by the President; four other Past
Presidents; twelve members who have not served as President; two members from
the Large Residential Firms Advisory Group; one Member Board Executive
Officer; and one appointee of each of the Institutes, Societies and Councils of the
National Association.
Rationale: Providing a specific title to the Vice Presidents will provide for clear
distinction of responsibilities within the governance structure.

Vice President

MICHAEL LABOUT

NAR BOARD OF DIRECTORS STRUCTURE
PRESIDENTIAL ADVISORY GROUP
PURPOSE: To analyze, review and make
recommendations regarding the criteria, makeup and
allocation of members of the NAR Board of Directors
to make sure all stakeholders are represented. The
current composition has been in place for the last 17
years without any formal review during that time
frame.
 

NAR BOARD OF DIRECTORS STRUCTURE
PRESIDENTIAL ADVISORY GROUP
COMPOSITION: Members, Association Executives
and Directors from Large and Small States,
Associations and Firms.

NAR BOARD OF DIRECTORS STRUCTURE
PRESIDENTIAL ADVISORY GROUP
Vince Malta, CA, San Francisco AOR, Chair
LorePa Alonzo-Deubel, IL, Mainstreet OOR
Louis Baldwin, NC, Winston – Salem Regional AOR
Linda Bonarelli Lugo, NY, Long Island BOR
William Hanley, NJ, North Central Jersey AOR
Gail HartneP, ID, Ada County AOR
Brooke Hunt, TX, Greater Lewisville AOR
Heidi Kasama, NV, Greater Las Vegas AOR
Barbara Lach, OH, Columbus AOR

Kenneth Libby, VT, Lamoille Area BOR
Rob Mehta, MN, Minneapolis Area AOR
Martha Pomares, FL, Miami AOR
Ray Wade, TX, Houston AOR
John Sebree, MO, Missouri AOR, AE
Joel Singer, CA, California AOR, AE
DJ Snapp, FL, RA of the Palm Beaches
Thomas Stevens, VA, Northern Virginia AOR

Chair, Board of Directors Structure

VINCE MALTA

REALTOR® Party Director

DARYL BRAHAM

Advocacy Challenge Related to
REALTOR® Association Jurisdictional Boundaries
Issue One: REALTOR® Party Grants:
Proposed motion regarding the use of REALTOR® Party
Resources:
•  State and Local REALTOR® Associations shall only use
grants and resources provided by the NAR REALTOR®
Party Program within their association’s territorial
jurisdictions as set by NAR*
*Implementation details on handout

Advocacy Challenge Related to
REALTOR® Association Jurisdictional Boundaries
Issue Two: RPAC Local Candidate Disbursements:  
Proposed motion regarding the use of local RPAC funds:
•  Local REALTOR® Associations (or local PACs) may not
support a local political candidate outside of their
Association territorial jurisdiction except when all local
associations that have a portion of their territorial jurisdiction
within the political subdivision of the candidate in question
agree to the potential candidate contribution or expenditure.*
*Implementation details on handout

Presidential Advisory Group (PAG)
Purpose
• 

Examine how we can improve upon our current RPAC recognition
system that rewards state associations (and local associations) for
achieving their NAR “needs based” National fundraising goal.

• 

Discuss the concept of using individual RPAC state and territorial annual
fundraising goals set for the upcoming year in order to create a total
annual NAR RPAC State Fundraising Partnership Goal.

• 

Use this concept to identify new NAR annual RPAC fundraising
recognition program components for our state and local associations.

PROPOSED RECOMMENDATION #1
Redirect Fundraising Focus to States
States/territories shall be encouraged to annually submit a
state/territory RPAC fundraising goal that reflects a Voluntary
Hard & Soft Dollar RPAC Goal for the upcoming year.
State/Territory RPAC Chairs declare their goal during the
REALTOR® Party Training Conference each year.
States/territories who set their Voluntary Hard & Soft Dollar
RPAC goal higher than what they raised the previous year will
be eligible for RPAC recognition resulting from this goal.

PROPOSED RECOMMENDATION #2
Name the new fundraising goal from Recommendation #1 the
“National RPAC Fundraising Goal.”

PROPOSED RECOMMENDATION #3
Rename NAR’s current needs-based goal the
“Federal RPAC Disbursements Allocation.”

PROPOSED RECOMMENDATION #4
Beginning in 2017, simplify all state and local awards down to
include only the Triple Crown and President’s Cup Awards.
Triple Crown and President’s Cup award recognition and
criteria will be established for both state and local associations
to achieve.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Monday, November 7
8:30 AM
Hyatt Regency
Regency Ballroom

Director’s Check in begins at 7:30 AM

DELEGATE BODY
Monday, November 7
1:00 PM
Hyatt Regency
Regency Ballroom

Delegate’s Check in begins at 10:00 AM

NAR Senior Counsel

LESLEY WALKER