Standing GMNBR Committees

The Greater Manchester/Nashua Association of REALTORS® has standing committees to discuss and submit ideas to enhance the services and benefits of the association. Committee members donate their time and expertise to assist the association on a number of topics and priorities.  

If you are interested in serving on a committee or would like to speak with a committee about something of interest or concern you may contact GMNBR here or reach out to the committee chair directly!

What Are Committees? 



When it comes to making decisions, our committees are the first place where ideas are discussed and voted upon before being approved by the Board of Directors. 

Why Serve on a Committee? 

 


Committees help shape the direction of our Association and its policies. If you want your voice to be heard and contribute to the decision-making process, our committees are a great forum for debate and discussion. Experience in committees is beneficial for those interested in seeking future leadership roles.

What are the Benefits of Volunteering?

Association involvement establishes that you care about your profession and your community. Serving on a committee is a great way to enhance your professional growth and provide service to your peers. Research shows that members who are involved in association committees are: better informed, better networked, and better prepared to act on trends and regulations impacting their business.


Budget/ Finance Committee
Chair: Genevieve Pandolfo
Co Chair: Dexter Ferreras

Consists of 9 members maximum appointed by the President.  Oversees the financial affairs of the association and prepares a proposed annual budget subject to approval by the Board of Directors.  This committee meets several times a year. Financial/budget experience preferred.  


Affiliate Committee
 

Affiliate Liaison: Karin Duchesne

The purpose of the Affiliate Committee is to plan and promote events and programs on behalf of/for the affiliate members


Communications Committee
Chair: Bob James
Co Chair: Carlid Infante

This committee is responsible for communication sources for the GMNBR office to include:  website, social media, and e-mail systems.  The Communications Committee develops the communication plan for the organization and provides technology support to the office and the various committees of the organization.  


Community Service Committee
Chair: Hollie Halverson
Co Chair: Martha Cossey

The purpose of the Community Services Committee is to plan projects and provide services suited to our industry that betters the local communities, gets Membership actively involved, and enhances the REALTOR image.  In addition, plans fund-raising events for contributions and scholarships.  This is an active committee that meets monthly. 


Education Committee

Chair: Penny Chauvette
Co Chair: Carol Callihan

The purpose of the Education Committee is to plan and present educational courses on important issues in our industry, re-certification courses, Code of Ethics courses that meet the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) requirements, CRS courses and the scheduling of a presenter/instructor at two of the four annual membership meetings.


Hospitality Committee

Chair: Doreen Lindof
Co Chair: Jen Felch

The purpose of the Hospitality Committee is to plan and promote events and programs and to hold a minimum of 4 membership meetings annually to include the awards banquet and holiday installation/gala.  


Legal Committee

Chair: Maggie Kerkhoff

Prerequisite must attend the NHAR Professional Standards Workshop within the past two years.  Oversees the complete ethics & arbitration complaint process, and also will provide an outreach program to educate our general membership to better understand the process of making a complaint, mediation, and ethics and arbitration hearings. 

Consists of the following 3 subcommittees that meet as needed:
 

Grievance Committee:
Chair: Lydia Foley
Perquisite of attendance at the NHAR Professional Standards Workshop within the past two years.  5 Members appointed by the President that have completed the required training.  Responsible for reviewing all ethics complaints or arbitration requests to determine if the case should be sent on to the Professional Standards Committee for a hearing.   

Professional Standards:
Chair: Rick Stoudt
Prerequisite of attendance at the NHAR Professional Standards Workshop within the past two years.  Hearing panels are chosen from this group of Realtors who have completed the required training. 

Mediation:
Chair: Bonnie Guevin
Prerequisite: Mediation training by NAR or NHAR.  A pool of mediators trained to help parties involved in a business dispute to come to a mutual resolution and eliminate the need for an arbitration hearing. 


RPAC/Public Advocacy Committee
Chair:
 Gail Athas
Co Chair: Linda Rosenthal

This committee is responsible for raising voluntary political contributions for the REALTORS Political Action Committee or the REALTORS Issues Mobilization Fund.  The committee will also inform members of statutory and regulatory issues that affect Realtors and/or the real estate industry.  Meets upon the call of the Chair.