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Columbus REALTORS® Elections

Below is information on the elections of Columbus REALTORS® Director, Secretary, Commercial Advisory Board and MLS Committee. Those elected in the upcoming elections will begin their term 1/1/18.

Director Election

The Board of Directors consists of : the President, President-Elect, Treasurer, Secretary, Immediate Past President, chair of the Commercial Advisory Board, and the Chief Executive Officer; four REALTOR® members (elected each year for three-year terms); one Corporate or Individual Affiliate Member (elected biennially for a two-year term); one REALTOR® from a firm of twenty or fewer members (elected every three years for a three-year term); and one Director-at-large (appointed by the President for a 1-year term).

The slate of candidates for Director is prepared by the Nominating Committee (see below).

Anyone wishing to run for a Director position must be a Columbus REALTORS® member in good standing (residential or commercial) and have held continuous membership in the Association for a minimum of three successive years.

The following criteria shall also be considered:

  • Service on Columbus REALTORS® committees
  • Service as chair of Columbus REALTORS® committees
  • Demonstrated support for Columbus REALTORS® advocacy, for example (and not limited to): REALTOR® Care Day, Columbus REALTORS® Foundation and CORPAC
  • Service to the community
  • Success in the industry

Election of Directors

Eligible members of Columbus REALTORS® will be e-mailed a link to their ballot on 11/7/17 (noon). The election ends 11/14/17 (11:59a). 

How to Apply

Members seeking the office of Director are required to submit the following to Kathy Elliott (614) 475-4000 at Columbus REALTORS® by 10/20/17 (5p):

  1. resume
  2. photo (which will be used on the official ballot should you be nominated)
  3. bio paragraph exactly as you wish it to appear on the official ballot should you be nominated
  4. signed copy of the Board of Directors job description

Director Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee for Directors consists of: the elected REALTOR® Directors whose terms expire this year; one past president appointed by the current President; and four REALTOR® members (who are neither current Directors nor past presidents) elected by REALTOR® members at the Annual Business Meeting on 10/16/17. Anyone wishing to serve on the Nominating Committee but unable to be present at the Annual Business Meeting must submit their willingness to serve in advance to Kathy Elliott. No member of the Nominating Committee may be nominated to run on the slate of candidates. In order to serve on the Nominating Committee, you must be able to attend both the following meetings:

  • 10/23/17 (9a) - to select nominees
  • 11/14/17 (1p) - to confirm the election

Officer Election

Anyone wishing to run for Secretary, Treasurer or President Elect must be a REALTOR® member in good standing (residential or commercial) and have served as an elected or appointed voting Director of the association for a minimum of three years. They also must recognize the volunteer time involved in this position and be willing to serve to their fullest capacity. This includes committing to serve for the next five years as secretary, treasurer, president-elect, president and immediate past president.

Nomination & Election of Secretary

The slate of candidates for officer positions is determined by a Nominating Committee and elected by the Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee is made up of the current President and two Past Presidents whom the current President appoints. The slate is sent to all Directors in advance of the October meeting at which time the slate is officially presented and the floor opened for any further nominations. The actual election of the officers will be conducted at the 11/15/17 meeting of the Board of Directors. If the election ballot consists of more than one candidate for any of the elected offices, the election shall be by secret ballot. If the election ballot consists of only one nominee for each office, the election may be conducted by voice vote.

How to Apply

Members seeking the office of Secretary are required to submit their resume to Kathy Elliott (614) 475-4000 at Columbus REALTORS® by 9/15/17.

Commercial Advisory Board Election

Anyone interested in running for the Columbus REALTORS® Commercial Advisory Board must have been a REALTOR® member of the Columbus REALTORS® for at least three consecutive years and a member of the association's Commercial section. The nominating committee will meet 8/25/17 to review all submitted resumes. Ballots will be e-mailed to eligible Columbus REALTORS® commercial members 9/12/17 (noon). The election ends 9/19/17 (11:59a).  

How to Apply

Members seeking election to the Commercial Advisory Board are required to submit the following to Kathy Elliott (614) 475-4000 at Columbus REALTORS® by 8/24/17:

  1. resume
  2. photo (which will be used on the official ballot should you be nominated)
  3. bio paragraph exactly as you wish it to appear on the official ballot should you be nominated

MLS Committee Election

Any Participant or licensee associated with a MLS Participant and designated by the Participant may be eligible for election to the MLS Committee, provided that not more than four Committee Members are from each Participant company until or unless the Participant company's units of activity warrant increased representation. Ballots will be e-mailed to eligible MLS Participants 11/20/17 (noon). The election ends 11/30/17 (11:59a).  

For official text concerning the nomination and election process, please see Article VI of the MLS Rules and Regulations.

How to Apply

Members seeking election to the MLS Committee are required to submit the following to Bryan Dean (614) 475-4000 at Columbus REALTORS® by 11/5/17:

  1. resume
  2. photo (which will be used on the official ballot should you be nominated)
  3. bio paragraph exactly as you wish it to appear on the official ballot should you be nominated

Important Information

Election Timeline

Candidate Bios - Commercial
Candidate Bios - Director
Candidate Bios - MLS

For official text concerning the nomination and election process for Director, Officer and the Commercial Advisory Board, please see Articles 11-16 of the Columbus REALTORS® Bylaws

For official text concerning the nomination and election process for the MLS Committee, please see Article VI of the MLS Rules and Regulations.

For more information about Columbus REALTORS® elections, contact Kathy Elliott (614) 475-4000.