Help Shape Your Association and MLS by Joining a Committee or Group in 2024!
August 22, 2023 Governance Updates, Industry News
To carry out our strategic plans and to ensure our organizations succeed by staying relevant and serving the needs of our members, CCIAOR and CCIMLS assemble committees and groups on a yearly basis. Being a member of one of these volunteer groups is a great way to learn more about how the association and MLS operate, gain new skills, and apply your knowledge to shape the future of the association, MLS, and the real estate industry.
Curious about what serving on a committee or group is like? Click on the committee or group name listed below to listen to our volunteer leaders explain what each committee or group does, and what you will get out of joining! Note that all committees and groups will continue to meet virtually in 2024 with occasional in-person meetings scheduled as desired by the members - making it easier than ever to get involved!
Public Policy Committee
Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Vacation Rental Committee
Housing Advocacy Group
Community Engagement Group
MLS Advisory Group
Martha's Vineyard Advisory Group
Nantucket Advisory Group
The Finance Committee provides general oversight and direction to the Board of Directors regarding the financial and budgetary aspects of the Association and MLS operations including reviewing quarterly financial statements and recommending an annual budget to the Board of Directors. Members serve for 2 year terms. The Finance Committee meets approximately 6 times per year with meeting dates set by the Finance Committee Chair/Treasurer. Members of the Finance Committee are also invited to participate in leadership training activities of the Association.
This Public Policy Committee advises CCIAOR on local, state, and national public policy to protect and advance REALTORS® ability to operate, a property owner’s ability to transfer property, and the community as a desirable and viable place to live and do business. The committee is tasked with keeping the CCIAOR Public Policy Guide current and guiding the Association on which positions to take on developing issues. The committee meets on an as needed basis, usually 4-6 times per year.
The goals of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee are to increase awareness of fair housing issues, encourage diversity among Cape and Islands real estate professionals, eliminate intolerance and bias among real estate practitioners and the public, teach real estate practitioners how to operate an inclusive real estate practice, and to help grow diverse leadership within CCIAOR. The committee collaborates with staff on programming, resources and policies to educate members and the public on diversity, equity and inclusion issues and to work toward the goals articulated above. The committee meets for 1.5 hours 6 to 8 times a year, and members are also expected to attend and participate in events and programs planned by the committee.
The Vacation Rental Committee coordinates resources, benefits, education, and advocacy efforts related to REALTOR® brokerages that manage vacation rentals. The group advises the CCIAOR Board of Directors on activities and benefits to offer members and on public policy related to the vacation rental business. The committee meets for 1.5 hours to 2 hours as needed throughout the year, and members are also expected to attend and participate in events and programs planned by the committee.
The Housing Advocacy Group will help CCIAOR advocate for issues, invest in initiatives, and build relationships related to the Association’s housing production, availability and affordability efforts. This group will strategize ways to amplify messaging, engage fellow advocates and support initiatives to boost housing production, availability and affordability across the region. The committee meets for 1 to 1.5 hours every month.
The Community & Member Engagement Group recommends, plans and participates in community service and outreach initiatives that further the mission and strategic plan of CCIAOR and positions REALTORS® as integral to the community. Additionally, the group helps encourage member engagement across demographic groups and geographic areas to strengthen member involvement with the Association. The group meets monthly for 1 hour meetings and members are also expected to participate in events and programs planned by the group.
The MLS Advisory Group is a representative body of the CCIMLS membership and advises staff and the Board of Directors on the various functions of the MLS including issues related to rules, data integrity and products to ensure more accurate data, better cooperation among participants, and better products provided to the participants and subscribers. 15 CCIMLS members comprise this group including representatives from all regions of the Cape as well as small and large brokerage representatives. This committee meets every other month for two hours. Appointments to the MLS Advisory Group will be made by the CCIMLS Board of Directors in early December.
The Martha’s Vineyard Advisory Group provide staff with guidance on what Martha’s Vineyard agents and brokers are looking to gain out of their current REALTOR® membership, how we can improve our programs and offerings for Island members, and how best to promote REALTOR® membership for the future. Meetings are approximately 1 hour and scheduled 4 times a year.
The Nantucket Advisory Group provide staff with guidance on what Nantucket agents and brokers are looking to gain out of their current REALTOR® membership, how we can improve our programs and offerings for Island members, and how best to promote REALTOR® membership for the future. Meetings are approximately 1 hour and scheduled 4 times a year.