Shape the Future of Real Estate
We want our HGAR members to get involved — lobbying for homeowners, planning exciting events, and taking part in charitable fundraising. As a member, this is where you can shape the future of real estate education, spread the word about HGAR benefits, and explore cultural diversity opportunities. You're sure to find something that interests you.
Please direct all inquires to Jana Currier, HGAR Chief Operating Officer at: [email protected].
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
The DEI Committee assists the Association in the execution of HGAR’s DEI Statement through its work in the Steering and At-Large open committee. DEI Statement: HGAR is committed to creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive professional community in which all members are empowered to learn, thrive, and work as agents for change. We commit to diversifying our membership, creating a deeply diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization for Realtors, and embedding inclusive practices in the ways we work and learn with one another.
- DEI Steering Committee (application process): Meetings are held monthly
- DEI At-Large Committee (open committee): Meetings are held quarterly
Education Committee (application process)
The mission of the Education Committee is to support HGAR’s School of Real Estate in delivering best-in-class educational services and products to Association members. Committee members serve as liaisons between their brokerages and the School of Real Estate, sharing information about members’ educational needs, and actively participating in the creation of innovative, effective solutions. The Committee is actively engaged in connecting the work of the School of Education with HGAR’s mission and vision. Select activities include identifying areas for curricular development based on members’ needs, researching and implementing innovative delivery methods of CE and non-CE offerings, building relationships between their brokerages and HGAR for the benefit of the School of Education, and acting as an advocate to extend the reach of CE, non-CE, and licensing offerings. Meetings are held bi-monthly.
Fair Housing Committee
This Committee develops education and programs to assist members in staying on top of fair housing practices and issues. It also supervises equal opportunity outreach from Realtors to the general public. Meetings are held 4 to 5 times a year.
Global Business Council
This Council provides our members the tools and resources to connect globally with real estate professionals throughout the world. If you are globally minded and have an interest in developing and promoting the Council’s events and activities as well as building your own global business let us know. Council Meetings are held bi-monthly.
The Legislative Committee advocates for legislation and regulations to benefit Realtors and homeowners and lobbies against measures that could harm Realtors and homeowners. It maintains a dialogue between HGAR and the local and regional political communities. Meetings are held quarterly.
Members Day Workgroup (by invitation)
This group will plan HGAR Annual Meeting and Member Appreciation Day. This group meets 4 - 5 times a year.
Professional Standards Committee (by invitation)
This Committee resolves Code of Ethics disputes brought against Realtors or arbitration disputes brought by Realtor brokers. Special training and experience are required to serve on any of these committees.
- Grievance Committee: Processes complaints and disputes.
- Panelists: Members are on call for ethics and arbitration hearings.
- Mediators and Ombudsmen: Help resolve disputes without formal hearings.
Selects the HGAR Realtor and Affiliate of the Year, plus other awards such as the Extra Mile, Spirit Award, Legislative Advocacy Award, and DEI Award. This committee also recommends the NYSAR Realtor of the Year candidates. Meetings are held 3 to 4 times a year.
The Realtor Political Action Committee supports and protects the interest of real estate professionals and consumers by helping to elect candidates who understand our business interests and our concerns regarding homeownership. This committee plans RPAC fundraising events and encourages committee members to be active participants in the events. Meetings are held bi-monthly.
Young Professionals Network (YPN)
This group of young and young-to-the-business Realtors will plan events ranging from informational and training events to social and charitable activities as it focuses on the specific needs and interests of its members. This group meets 4 - 5 times a year for planning.
Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation Committees
The HG Realtor Foundation Committees support the efforts and programs of the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation, which makes charitable contributions to Hudson Valley non-profit organizations.
- Project Committee: Plans hands-on Volunteer events at area non-profits throughout the year. Meetings are held quarterly.
- Fundraising Committee: Manages events and fundraising efforts including an annual holiday party and gala. Meetings are monthly.
Women's Council of Realtors
The WCR is a network empowering women to exercise their potentials as entrepreneurs and industry leaders. The Empire Westchester Chapter serves our area and offer a series of events throughout the year. For Information contact the 2023 President, Marianne LePore at [email protected]