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GAR Board Elections 2024

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Serving on the Board of Directors can be a fulfilling and worthwhile experience for anyone who is passionate about making a positive impact and developing valuable skills.

Open Positions

  • Two Directors which are three-year terms with a two-term limit, meaning you could run for a second term and serve a total of six total years.
  • Vice President is a one-year term and serves on the Executive Committee, meaning two meetings per month.
  • Treasurer is a two-year term with a three-term limit, meaning you could serve for as much as six total years. This position also serves on the Executive Committee.  It also chairs the Finance Committee with consists of five or six times per year.
  • President-Elect is a one-year term and then automatically moves to President and then Immediate Past President. This position also serves on the Executive Committee. As Immediate Past President, they chair the Leadership Development Committee.

The Board meets monthly except for July & December.  They also attend a half-day Board of Directors training and a day of Professional Standards Training.

The Executive Committee are the Officers of the Board which consists of the Vice President, Treasurer, President-Elect, President and Immediate Past President.  They also meet monthly except for July & December, unless additional meetings are necessary, like performing the CEO performance reviews.

As President-Elect, you get to attend NAR's Leadership Summit in Chicago and it is a fantastic day and a half learning about NAR, the NAR leadership team that will be in place during your Presidency, networking with fellow association President-Elects and amazing leadership speakers.

Our President-Elect & President attends NAR's Legislative Meetings in Washington DC in May and NAR's NXT Conference in November.  In 2025 it is held in Houston, TX and in 2026 it is in New Orleans.  It is just all fun, they spend valuable time networking and learning from their peers from across the country, bringing back great information and ideas to GAR.

Qualifications for Positions

Director: Must be a GAR REALTOR® member a minimum of 2 years prior to taking office (January 1, 2025) and be in good standing. No person may be a candidate for more than one position, whether nominated by the Nominating Committee or by petition. Applicants must be involved in GAR, including a minimum of one (1) year of service on a committee, task force, or similar activity or shall have served on another REALTOR® Association Board or Committee for at least two (2) years before transferring to GAR; or have served on a nonprofit or not-for-profit Board, outside the REALTOR® association realm, for at least two (2) years.

Treasurer: The Treasurer must have been a member of the GAR Board of Directors or GAR Committee for a minimum of two (2) years and have completed that term before taking office.

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Shall have worked in the Financial Industry (i.e. banking, accounting, financial advisor) prior to becoming a GAR member or shall have served as a REALTOR® Association Treasurer with a previous Board prior to transferring to GAR.

Vice President: The Vice President of the Association must have previously served, or be currently serving, on the Board of Directors for a period of twelve (12) months before taking office, except for Treasurer.

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The Vice President must have previously served, or is currently serving, on the BSCMLS Board of Directors or Gallatin REALTORS® Charitable Foundation Board for a period of twelve (12) months before taking office as on Officer.

President-Elect - The President-Elect must have previously served two (2) years as a GAR Director, BSCMLS Director, or Gallatin REALTORS® Charitable Foundation Director; or as a Director at another REALTOR® Association prior to becoming a member of GAR.

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The President-Elect must have previously served one (1) year as a GAR Director, BSCMLS Director, or Gallatin REALTORS® Charitable Foundation Director; or as a Director at another REALTOR® Association prior to becoming a member of GAR; plus one (1) year of experience as Chair of an MAR or NAR committee.

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