Congratulations to BHGLAAR's 2018 Board of Directors!
Tuesday, Jul 4, 2017 @ 12:28 AM

Last week concluded what was the highest turnout for a BH/GLAAR election with a non-contested presidential election.

With a turn out of 13.2% of members - slightly down from last year, we would like to congratulate the following individuals:

2018 President-Elect: Marco Rufo
2018 Treasurer-Elect: Ryan Hass
2018-2020 Directors-Elect:
Tracey Clarke
Ben Eubanks
Jose Casarez
Anthony Vulin

All of these leaders have been deeply involved with making BH/GLAAR a leader in the industry.


We would also like to congratulate the two candidates who also ran but did not win in this election -


Runner up for treasurer - Robert Kronovet - who has been an excellent treasurer in 2017, and will serve as a C.A.R. director in 2018, as well as being selected as an alternate to our NAR directors.


Runner up for Board of Directors - Marty Geimer - who has served as our Charitable Foundation's chair this year, is a past president of the association, and has been incredibly engaged in this association's growth.


We are blessed to have such great leadership, and would like to encourage each of your growth as leaders as well.  If you are interested in getting more involved, CLICK HERE and we will work with you.


Additionally, many of you had comments that you left for us.  And we want you to know we heard them, and give you some answers -



Thank you, we've worked to try to simplify it each and every year.



Good feedback, you can read the requirements HERE, and they were designed to make sure that the directors are informed and involved.  That said the Board is currently revising our governing documents, so if you have any specific ideas, please feel free to email me - [email protected] - CEO.



We couldn't agree more!  Except for the whole staff cant run thing...



Hey, thanks.  You're right, eliminating the mailed ballot saved over $15k last year alone - $15k we can put into member benefits instead!



Again, thank you!



If you're referring to our Call For Action we advertised to oppose SB 231, THANK YOU!  For everyone else who wants to keep cities from being able to assess a property tax without a vote of the people, CLICK HERE, If however you are referring to something else, please let me know how I can help.



Completely agree, and we are excited to have him on next year's Board of Directors!



Thanks for the thoughts.  We try to make it easy, and we will work on simplifying it between now and the next election.



Thank you very much, we try to not waste your time!



Hi Aaron, got the note! Chip



She did a great job, and we are proud to have her  continuing on the board!



Happy to do it, thanks for supporting your industry!



Me neither... at this time!



Good thoughts.  We contract with an outside vendor to do this in order to ensure the elections are tamper proof.  I will discuss this idea with them, and see if we can find a solution that works.



Sorry to hear that.  These candidates represented 3 sitting committee chairs/ vice chairs, 3 past committee chairs, and all are C.A.R. directors.  We see them at the office regularly, and we are reaching out to offices as well.  Feel free to reach out to any of them, or me, and let's get to know one another better!



Completely agree.  Wait, is this a Ghostbuster's reference?



It's a tough balance between wanting more candidates and having great ones.  I believe with this association we can have both, but I agree, these were some great leaders to choose between.



He is indeed a great leader, and maybe he will run next year.



Thanks, Chris Bowen from our office worked hard to get them up.



Very kind of you, and yes, we are all blessed to have this leadership.



Fair enough, I hope we can change that.  Come on by and say hi, I am sure they'll be around.  Or we could come to your office if you like.  Hit us up!



I could not agree more.  Want to know something pretty great?  Our Professional Standards and Grievance Committees have been our strongest pipeline to leadership @ BH/GLAAR.  Including the guy you just elected president - who is our chair of Professional Standards, several of our sitting and elected directors, and the chair of Grievance is on the board as well.  Good people to be around, and great leaders to be guiding our association!



BH/GLAAR is looking for ways to get there - but to make sure that the leaders selected are engaged and well respected in organized real estate.  The only way we can change things - such as the suggestion in the last comment - is by influencing our neighboring, state, and national associations to commit to ethics on the level we have.  The goal of BH/GLAAR's leadership is to lead this industry - not just respond to it - luckily the leaders we've picked are developing that pipeline. 


Thanks again everyone, and if you have any other suggestions, please let us know!  We are here to serve you, and are pleased to do so.


Also, want to be involved?  Join a committee TODAY!



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