The Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA) has several committees charged with working on specific industry concerns and issues. Meeting throughout the year, the committees offer recommendations to the Board of Directors to ensure that the relevant issues and concerns of our members are met. Other committees or tasks forces may be struck as the need arises.
AREA’s Governance and Board Development Committee assists the Board of Directors in maintaining good governance and leads a process to evaluate the effectiveness of the Board of Directors, Board Committees and individual Directors. This Committee also assists the Board of Directors in fulfilling its obligations relating to CEO goals and objectives, evaluation, compensation and succession planning.
2021 Chair: Jennifer Gilbert (AREA Director, Director at Large)
Appointed Members:David Brown (AREA Director, Capital Region)Kristie Kruger (AREA 2021 Chair, Director at Large)Jolene Ledene Reimer (AREA Director, Southern Region)
AREA’s Finance and Audit Committee assists the Board of Directors in fulfilling its obligations and oversight responsibilities relating to financial planning, the audit process, financial reporting, corporate controls and risk management.
2021 Chair: David Brown (AREA Director, Capital Region)Appointed Members:Kristie Kruger (AREA 2021 Chair, Director at Large)Shirley Williams (AREA Director, Director at Large)Cam Mendryk (CPA)
AREA Political Action Committee guides and supports the AREA Government Relations function and Advocacy process. It is the key mechanism by which AREA members and boards can speak with one voice on provincial issues and legislation affecting Alberta REALTORS® and real estate consumers.
2021 AREA Political Action CommitteeChair: Lori Oljinyk (Calgary)Jason Bamlett (Calgary)Julie Brandle (Slave Lake)David Brown (AREA 2020 Chair-Elect, Capital Region)Jillian Chaffee (Lethbridge)Sandi Hallgren (Red Deer)Matthew Lavergne (Red Deer)Dianne Lavoie (Peace River)Larry Martin (Calgary)Drury Mason (Edmonton)William McNamara (Edmonton)Stan Mills (Lethbridge)Todd Wallace (Hanna)Chelsea Wooley (Edmonton)
Staff Liaison: Heather Coleman
AREA’s Provincial Forms and Practice Committee guides and supports the AREA Member Services group in the management of content related to AREA Forms.
Given the critical nature of AREA Forms to the practice of real estate, recommendations arising from the Forms and Practice Committee are approved by the AREA Board of Directors.
Standard Forms Change Process Map
2021 Provincial Forms & Practice CommitteeChair: Jennifer Gilbert (AREA Director, Director at Large)Deidre Harrison (Edmonton)Heleen Jacobsen (Taber)Janet Kuehn (Whitecourt)Cheryl MacIsaac (Wainwright)Ellyn Mendham (Calgary)Karen Salmon (Okotoks)Greg Walsh (AREA Director, Northern Region)
Non-Voting MembersRobyn Baran (CREB)Jim Doyle (Legal Counsel)Margherita Gosselin (RAE)Denise Hendrix (Legal Counsel)Lisa Sabo (REIX)
Staff Liaison: Tammy Williams
AREA’s Provincial Professional Development Committee guides and supports the AREA Professional Development group in the delivery of continuing education for members.
2021 Provincial Professional Development CommitteeChair: Ellyn Mendham (Calgary)Marc Aubin (AREA Director, Central Region)Tracy Carson (AREA Director, Foothills Region)Cathie Catalano (Medicine Hat)Macaulay Brown (Calgary)Brian Finley (Edmonton)Shawna Gardner (Peace River)Tom Shearer (Edmonton)Doug Singleton (Edmonton)Shirley Williams (AREA Director, Director at Large)
AREA’s Member Advocacy Committee is designed to provide members with financial and or legal assistance arising from the results of qualifying disciplinary hearings or legal challenges.
A committee of AREA’s Board of Directors is responsible for administering the program, including determining the method and amounts of assistance provided to members. Member requests are evaluated based on four primary questions and meetings are convened ad hoc.
2021 Member Advocacy CommitteeChair: Marc Aubin (AREA Director, Central Region)Tracy Carson (AREA Director, Foothills Region)Kristie Kruger (AREA Chair, Director at Large)Shirley Williams (AREA Director, Director at Large)
Staff Liaison: Kate Bailey
AREA’s Nominating Committee is responsible for the Board of Directors application process in accordance with AREA’s Bylaws and policies. With one member from each of the five regions (Northern, Capital, Central, Foothills and Southern) the Committee will review all applications, interview shortlisted candidates and provide a recommended slate of candidates to be considered and ratified by the Board of Directors.
2021 Nominating Committee MembersChair: Jolene Ledene Reimer (AREA Director)Capital Region Representative: Reuben TuckerCentral Region Representative: Patrick GaleslootFoothills Region Representative: VacantNorthern Region Representative: VacantSouthern Region Representative: VacantHR Consultant: Barb ReadStaff Liaison: Kate Bailey
Individuals appointed by AREA who are currently serving on the Alberta Real Estate Foundation Board of Governors oversee the mission of the Alberta Real Estate Foundation. Learn more >
AREA-Appointed GovernorsJanice ReschJim Saunders
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