Ever wondered how you can serve at WCAR? The following list of committees is a great place to start. Join like-minded REALTOR® and affiliate members as they move the association forward.
2020 Committee Structure
WCAR has a new committee structure for 2020. You do not have to belong to a committee to belong to one of their Taskforces. Organizational Committee Chart is shown at the bottom of the page.
- Committees -
MEMBER SERVICES COMMITTEE
This group will oversee WCAR special events and potential new events. They will bring action items to the Board of Directors for consideration.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
This group will oversee all things related to Education at WCAR; from classes to seminars to designations. They will help develop new concepts and offerings and will bring these to the Board of Directors for approval.
ADVOCACY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
This group will be focused on the overall advocacy picture for WCAR members. While working in conjunction with the various task forces in their structure, the group will be responsible for keeping WCAR out front on issues that might impact members.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH COMMITTEE
This group will help develop projects and ideas that keep WCAR in tune with the many Community partners the association deals with on a regular basis. They will help our members raise the image of the REALTOR® to members of the public. The Community Outreach Committee will work with various community partners in fields such as non-profit activity and community development (parks, etc.). Members of this committee will have a strong desire to identify needs and develop partnerships between WCAR and the groups we serve to promote REALTOR® relevance within our communities.
BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE
This Committee is tasked with developing the WCAR budget and assessing proposals that come forward prior to being considered at the Board of Director’s level of oversight. Members serving on this committee should have a very strong background in finance and should demonstrate an ability to dissect financial reporting tools.
PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS COMMITTEE
Professional Standards Committee hears disputes from REALTOR® members and consumers referred from the Grievance Committee. The committee has the rights and powers to impose disciplinary action to those in violation of the REALTORS® Code of Ethics.
The Grievance Committee carries out the initial investigation of complaints by working out a solution between parties, referring the complaint to the Professional Standards Committee, or referring the complaint to the Court of Arbitration.
- Taskforces -
Under the Member Services Committee
Broker Engagement Task Force
This group will look at ways to increase our Broker and Managing Broker involvement in WCAR activities, from classes to networking events.
The Young Professionals Network will focus on events for WCAR members who are new to the profession, with a focus on those who’ve been in the business for five years or less. This task force will develop ideas to get newer members involved at WCAR.
Celebration of Excellence Task Force
Members of this Task Force will help organize the annual Celebration of Excellence awards banquet and will meet fairly regularly in the months leading up to the event, which is usually held in February.
Golf Tournament Task Force
This group will work with staff and an Event Planner to make sure the annual WCAR Golf Scramble, benefitting the REALTOR® Good Works Foundation is a success.
Luncheons Task Force
Those serving on this task force will help plan and carry out the luncheon events that WCAR holds each year, including the two general membership luncheons (one in the Spring, one in the Fall).
Under the Professional Development Committee:
Programming Task Force
This group will be charged with working alongside the Professional Development Director in charting the schedule of classes for the coming year and developing ideas for new classes.
Instructor Review and Recruiting Task Force
Members of this group will look at the reviews given to our Instructors to help make sure WCAR always provides the best in classroom instruction. They will also actively recruit or research Instructors who might fit into our Professional Development program.
Education Marketing Task Force
Members will work with the Professional Development Director and Communications Director to help the target market a broad range of class offerings. This group will also be tasked with helping to develop new and creative ideas to communicate our class offerings to the membership.
Advanced Level Classes Task Force
This group will provide leadership in bringing high-level classes such as the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation and other classes, like “Ninja Selling” to our WCAR members seeking advanced learning opportunities.
Global Council Task Force
If you’re interested in a ground floor opportunity to develop an in-depth Global Council focused on foreign investors, this is a great place for you. WCAR looks to blaze a trail in Tennessee with the development of this Council.
Under Advocacy and Governmental Affairs Committee:
This group of trustees is tasked with analyzing where our WCAR share of the RPAC dollars should go, in terms of contributions to local, county and state legislators. You should have a strong background in politics and/or have served on a Government Affairs committee to opt for this group.
Community Ambassadors Task Force
This group will be made of of 2 people each from: Franklin, Brentwood, Fairfiew, Spring Hill, Nolensville and Williamson County. This is a highly selective task force and and each member will attend as many meetings/forums as possible for their area, bringing details back to the committee when something important to the industry is found.
Strategic Alliance Task Force
This task force will focus on engagement with smaller governmental organizations and civic groups.
Political Coordinators Task Force
This task force will focus on building one-on-one relationships with a list of elected representatives.
Voter Engagement Task Force
This task force will assist with various opportunities to increase real-time communication about current issues with the goal of getting more local governance awareness and voting activity on matters important to the industry.
*Grievance Committee Requirements: Members of Grievance Committee must hold active Broker's license or have held a real estate license for no less than 3 years. May serve 2 consecutive 3-year terms before taking one year off. Must take an annual Professional Standards class and sign a confidentiality agreement.
**Professional Standards Requirements: Members of Professional Standards must hold active Broker's license or have held a real estate license for no less than 5 years plus have served 1 yr on Grievance Committee. May serve 2 consecutive 3-year terms before taking one year off. Must take an annual Professional Standards class and sign a confidentiality agreement.