Announcing the Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS® 2021 Award Recipients
August 10, 2021 Events & Programs Updates, Industry News
Courtney Marek Named CCIAOR REALTOR® of the Year
Courtney Marek, Co-Owner and President of Sandpiper Realty in Edgartown, has been named the 2021 CCIAOR REALTOR® of the Year for her generous service as a board member of CCIAOR and Board President of the Martha's Vineyard Multiple Listing Service (MVMLS). In these roles, Courtney has brought the vital perspective and voice of the Martha's Vineyard community, which has helped the organization make critical policy decisions during her time on the board. Courtney's ideas and unique perspective have made major impacts on how CCIAOR is run. Her expertise and knowledge of the Martha's Vineyard community led CCIAOR to create the Martha's Vineyard Multiple Listing Service (MVMLS), a start-up multiple listing service designed to specifically serve the needs of the Martha's Vineyard REALTOR® community.
David Bisbee Honored With Charles F. Lockhart Distinguished Achievement Award
David Bisbee, the recipient of the 2021 Charles F. Lockhart Distinguished Service Award, has been involved in CCIAOR & CCIMLS for decades, serving as a board member, treasurer, and is most well known as being the chair of the Yarmouth MLS Tour for the last 30 years. A REALTOR® with William Raveis Real Estate, David has been involved with CCIAOR and CCIMLS his entire career as a REALTOR®, which now spans over 40 years. Throughout his time at the association, staff, volunteer leaders and his colleagues have always known that David could be relied upon to get things done, provide insightful, valuable feedback and to help move the REALTOR® community forward.
Sunny Fellman Receives CCIAOR’s ‘Good Neighbor’ Award
A Cape Cod native, Sunny Fellman’s local roots help her connect with clients as a knowledgeable resource and have created a deep sense of service and desire to give back to the community. She is being honored with a 2021 CCIAOR Good Neighbor Award for her work with Amplify POC (People of Color) Cape Cod. Amplify POC is an organization dedicated to closing the racial wealth gap on Cape Cod by promoting businesses owned by persons of color and advocating for civil rights and social action to address systemic racism. Amplify POC hosts a list of businesses owned by people of color on their website to raise awareness of these businesses and help the community connect with and support them. Her involvement in Amplify POC mirrors the work she does as a REALTOR®, where helping people achieve the goal of homeownership is one of the main ways to close the racial wealth gap.
Laura Usher Receives CCIAOR’s ‘Good Neighbor’ Award
A place to call home is one of the most important things that someone can have, and Laura Usher’s work with Champ Homes has helped many transition out of danger of being homeless and into permanent housing. For her work with the organization, Laura is receiving the 2021 CCIAOR Good Neighbor Award. A consistent volunteer and board member with Champ Homes since 2015, Laura has been a quiet leader working diligently to help others succeed in their housing needs, life skills and vocational opportunities. Champ Homes has provided housing and services to over 3,000 people in the last 30 years, helping them find long-term sustainable housing.
Cape Cod 5 Named CCIAOR Affiliate of the Year
Cape Cod Five has been named the 2021 Affiliate of the Year by the Cape Cod and Islands Association of REALTORS®. Cape Cod Five has been a long time, generous partner of the Association, sponsoring membership initiatives and events, collaborating on member benefits and frequently sharing their knowledge and expertise with members. The Affiliate of the Year award is given to an affiliate that creates value through the support of the association’s activities and have demonstrated their commitment to furthering the goals of the association members and the real estate community.