Budget & Finance

This Committee establishes an operating budget for the Association in conjunction with the Chief Executive Officer, based on revenue forecasts, corresponding expenses, and the Strategic Plan. The preliminary budget is drafted by the Committee and approved by the Board of Directors.
Chair: Jeremy Starr Company: Berkshire & Hathawy Home Services Phone: 541-687-1415 E-mail: [email protected]

Community/Special Events

To communicate, educate, inform, and support the members of EAR by providing an opportunity to participate in social, cultural or community experiences. This committee provides opportunities for members to network.
Community Outreach
Member Networking Events
Membership Meeting (Twice annually)
Chair: Jackie (Hawks) Austin Company: Coldwell Banker Advantage One Properties Phone: 541-520-4787 E-mail: [email protected]


Schedules and coordinates an annual calendar of educational classes. The goal is to provide a wide variety of continuing education opportunities for EAR members to select from. The committee is responsible for contacting speakers, obtaining presenter certifications and creating a class agenda. Staff will conduct publicity, registration at the door, and distribution of participation certificates.
Chair: Donna Charko Company: Berkshire & Hathaway Home Services Phone: 541-342-7625 E-mail: [email protected]

Political Advocacy

The charge of the Political Advocacy Committee is to protect the interests of the membership and the real estate industry with relation to any proposed local government policies. The committee determines if such policies are of benefit or detriment to the ability of EAR members to conduct their business successfully and ethically, and to promote the preservation of the right to own, use, and transfer real property. The committee will research, draft and recommend positions and appropriate responses to the Board of Directors.
Chair: Michael Gottlieb Company: Mountain View Real Estate & Property Management Phone: 541-653-2868 E-mail: [email protected]


The function of this committee is to provide initial consideration to allegations of unethical conduct or arbitration requests, and determine whether a complaint should be the subject for a hearing in its claim and presentation.
Chair: Patty Gilstrap Company: Windermere Real Estate Phone: 541-284-4114 E-mail: [email protected]


Maintain leadership that is strong and effective. To accomplish this goal, a pipeline of future potential leaders is identified, recruited, and exposed to the Association structure. The Committee is chaired by the EAR President.
Chair: Christopher Dean Company: Bennett & Dean Real Estate Phone: 541-225-7105 E-mail: [email protected]

Professional Standards

This Committee conducts arbitration and ethics hearings as needed, following procedures outlined in the Professional Standards Manual of NAR. The Committee also works to educate EAR members about the Code of Ethics and its applications.
Chair: David Duncan Company: Windermere Real Estate Phone: 541-520-5705 E-mail: [email protected]

RPAC (REALTORS® Political Action Committee)

Solicit RPAC contributions from EAR members by organizing annual fund raising campaigns, and effectively communicating the importance and purpose of RPAC investment to association members.
Chair: Jackie (Hawks) Austin Company: Coldwell Banker Advantage One Properties Phone: 541-520-4787 E-mail: [email protected]

REALTOR® of The Year Committee

The objective is to select an EAR member whose personal and professional accomplishments are worthy of formal recognition by the Association and local community. The committee is chaired by the current ROTY.
Chair: Isaac Judd Company: Hearthstone Real Estat Phone: 541-513-3728 E-mail: [email protected]

REALTOR® Young Professional Network - YPN

YPN helps young real estate professionals excel in their careers by giving them the tools and encouragement to become involved in four core areas:

REALTOR® Associations: Attend REALTOR® conferences and pursue leadership roles with their local, state, and national associations.
Real estate industry: Take an active role in policy discussions and advocacy issues; be informed about the latest industry news and trends.
Peers. Network and learn from one another by attending events, participating in online communication, and seeking out mentoring opportunities.
Community: Become exceptional members of their community by demonstrating a high level of REALTOR® professionalism and volunteering for causes they feel passionate about.
Chair: Brandy Potts Company: eXp Realty Phone: 541-912-6304 E-mail: [email protected]

Strategic Planning Committee

The process of defining the Associations strategy or direction, making decisions on allocating resources to pursue this strategy. Charge: To review Strategic Plan annually to determine if the Association is accomplishing its goals.
Chair: Christopher Dean Company: Bennett & Dean Realty Phone: 541-225-7105 E-mail: [email protected]

Technology Task Force

The function of this Committee is to research and make suggestions to the Board of Directors regarding equipment and software that is needed to keep the office technology current and updated. Such items would include but are not limited to: new computers, software, office copier/printer, phone system, CRM (database), monitors and TV's.
Chair: Darren Ricketts Company: Keller Williams Phone: 541-825-2565 E-mail: [email protected]

REALTOR® Food Drive (Food for Lane County)

REALTORS® and Affiliates throughout Lane County, working with area Bi-Mart stores to raise awareness, collect food and money on behalf of Food for Lane County.
Chair: Mike Gottlieb & Sonja Kissinger Company: Mountain View Real Estate & Property Management & Keller Williams Phone: Mike @ 541-653-2868 & Sonja @ 541-431-6480 E-mail: [email protected] & [email protected]

Lane County REALTOR® Golf Tournament (FFLC)

REALTORS® and Affiliates put on annual Golf Tournament with proceeds benefiting Food for Lane County.
Chair: Anne Bridget Geertson / Co-Chair: Rita Verdugo Company: ICON Real Estate / RE/Max Integrity Phone: Anne Bridget Geertson: 541-729-1860 / Co-Chair: Rita Verdugo: 541-345-8100 E-mail: [email protected]