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.
2022 Chair: Kristie Kruger (AREA Director, Director at Large)
Appointed Members:David P. Brown (AREA 2022 Chair, Capital Region)Iris Evans (AREA Director, Public Member)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.
2022 Chair: Jolene Ledene Reimer (AREA Director)
Appointed Members:Marc Aubin (AREA Director, Central Region)David P. Brown (AREA 2022 Chair, Capital Region)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.
2022 AREA Political Action CommitteeChair: Stan Mills (Lethbridge)Jason Bamlett (Calgary)Iris Evans (AREA Director, Public Member)Sandi Hallgren (Red Deer)Calvin Hughes (Calgary)Larry Martin (Calgary)Drury Mason (Edmonton)Chelsea McLachlan (Edmonton)Bill McNamara (Edmonton)Siraaj Shah (Calgary)Todd Wallace (Hanna)
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
2022 Provincial Forms & Practice CommitteeChair: Tracy Carson (AREA Director, Foothills Region)Deidre Harrison (Edmonton)Colin Hartigan (AREA Director, Northern Region)Heleen Jacobsen (Taber)David Lem (Calgary)Cheryl MacIsaac (Wainwright)Ellyn Mendham (Calgary)Karen Salmon (Okotoks)Ann Waters (Vegreville)
Non-Voting MembersJim Doyle (Legal Counsel)Allan Font (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.
2022 Provincial Professional Development CommitteeChair: Colin Hartigan (AREA Director, Northern Region)Macaulay Brown (Calgary)Tracy Carson (AREA Director, Foothills Region)Brian Finley (Edmonton)Shauna Gardner (Peace River)Ellyn Mendham (Calgary)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.
2022 Member Advocacy CommitteeChair: Shirley Williams (AREA Director, Director at Large)Marc Aubin (AREA Director, Central Region)Tracy Carson (AREA Director, Foothills Region)Chris Hassall (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.
2022 Nominating Committee MembersChair: Kristie Kruger (AREA Director)Capital Region Representative: Madeline SarafinchanCentral Region Representative: Patrick GaleslootFoothills Region Representative: Wendy MorrowNorthern Region Representative: D’Arcy DonaldSouthern Region Representative: Brooklyn KalistaHR Consultant: Barb ReadStaff Liaison: Kate Bailey
Apply now to join AREA's Nominating Committee for the 2022-2023 term.
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 ReschJonathan Denis, QC
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