Elections

Columbus REALTORS® Elections

Below is information on the elections of Columbus REALTORS® Directors, Officers, Commercial Advisory Board and MLS Committee. Those elected in the upcoming elections will begin their term Jan. 1, 2021.

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).

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

Director Nominating Committee

The slate of candidates for Director is prepared by the 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 10/15/20. Note: The 2020 Annual Business Meeting will be held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 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:

  • 10/19/20 (9a) - to select nominees
  • 11/10/20 (1p) - to confirm the election

2020 election - directors

  • Deadline for nominations: Oct. 16 (5p)
  • Positions available: Four 3-year REALTOR® positions; One 2-year Affiliate position
  • Election: Nov. 3-10 (11:59a)
  • Format: Online

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 10/16/20 (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

Officer Election

The elective officers of the Association shall be a President, a President-Elect, Treasurer and Secretary who shall be elected from among the members of the Association who have served as Director and shall serve for a term of one year or until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified. The President, President-Elect, Treasurer and Secretary shall be REALTOR® members in good standing. Election of the President-Elect as President shall be automatic. The new officers shall assume management of the business and property of the Association on the first business day of January of the ensuing year. Officers may be members in either the Residential Section or the Commercial Section, with no restrictions or quotas placed on the composition of the officer slate.

Further, the individual who has served as Director as the chair of the Commercial Advisory Board is eligible for Officer election if they have served a minimum of three years on the Commercial Advisory Board.

Anyone wishing to run for Secretary 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 - officers

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. 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.

2020 election - officers 

  • Deadline for nominations: Sept. 25 (5p)
  • Election: Nov. 25 (by the Board of Directors)

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 9/25/20 (5p).

Commercial Advisory Board Election

The Commercial Advisory Board shall be the oversight group for all committees of the Commercial Section, and the chair and vice chair of the Commercial Advisory Board shall have an automatic seat on the Association’s Board of Directors to serve as a communication link between the Commercial committees and actions needed by the Directors. (amended August 2013) Further, the individual who has served as Director as the chair of the Commercial Advisory Board is eligible for Officer election if they have served a minimum of three years on the Commercial Advisory Board. 

The Commercial Advisory Board shall be comprised of seven REALTOR® members of the Commercial Section, each serving a three-year term. The seats on the Commercial Advisory Board shall be elected annually by the REALTOR® members of the Commercial Section, and the vice-chair shall be elected by the seven-member Advisory Board, from the membership of the Advisory Board, at the first meeting after the year’s new committee is in place. When deemed desirable by the Commercial Advisory Board, a member’s term may be extended by one year to fulfill their role as chair if appointed as vice chair in the third year of their
elected term. 

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.

2020 Election - Commercial Advisory Board

  • Deadline for nominations: Oct. 27 (5p)
  • Election: Nov. 13-20 (11:59a) 
  • Format: Online

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 10/27/20 (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

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.  

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

2020 election - MLS Committee Election 

  • Deadline for nominations: Nov. 2 (5p)
  • Election: Nov. 23 - Dec. 3 (11:59a)
  • Format: Online

How to Apply

Members seeking election to the MLS Committee are required to submit the following to Matt Warren (614) 475-4000 at Columbus REALTORS® by 11/2/20 (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

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