CT REALTORS® Committees
CTR has Committees that meet throughout the year to guide the Association’s efforts on behalf of the membership.
Members interested in participating on a CTR Committee can look for a sign-up link which will be posted to this page in the fall. View our Statement of Policy on Committees to learn more.
Association Executives Committee
A resource for Connecticut Association Executives by providing leadership and association management programs to enhance their knowledge and skills, providing networking opportunities for AEs to share their knowledge/experience, and providing a resource for CTR on issues of particular importance to local Boards/Associations and AEs.
Guide CTR’s public relations and marketing efforts when needed or applicable, such as public relations/branding and advertising campaigns. Provide oversight to any special promotion/events such as REALTORS® Reach Out Month and REALTORS® at the Capitol.
Finance Committee (includes Strategic Investment Fund)
Oversee the association’s financial affairs, including reviewing and making recommendations to the Executive Committee; to approve a budget for presentation to the Executive Committee; and to make final decisions related to the Strategic Investment Fund in accordance with policies adopted by the Board of Directors.
Grievance/Professional Standards Committee
Grievance is responsible for making determinations as to whether there is any validity to a complaint that would justify holding a full hearing. Professional Standards is responsible for holding ethics and arbitration hearings in accordance with established policies, including offering option for mediation and other expedited processes.
Issues Advocacy Committee
Promote REALTOR® positions to the general public to create greater awareness of crucial issues and motivate the public to influence their local and State lawmakers; to submit applications to NAR for NAR funding; and to authorize expenditures from the CTR Issues Advocacy Fund.
Legislative/Political Affairs Committee
Formulate public policy positions consistent with CTR’s Public Policy Statement, advocating the REALTOR® viewpoint on proposed bills or regulations and, in doing so, informing members and lawmakers of the effects of such legislation on property owners and the real estate business; and recommend new public policies.
NAR Director Selection Committee
Interviews and selects the National Directors-at-Large. The committee is made up of eleven Connecticut REALTORS® drawn randomly by the President from among those presently serving on NAR Committees. Candidates for the position of National Director-at-Large may not serve on the Special Committee.
Identifies, interviews and recommends a Slate of Officers for election by the CTR Board of Directors. The committee is made up of eleven to include the two immediate past presidents of CTR (who shall serve as Chair and Vice Chair), one Representative from each of the four Regions who shall have served as a local president or as an RVP for that Region, plus five at-large members of which one shall be a past Treasurer, one shall be a past CTR president, two shall be current local board elected officers serving on the CTR Board of Directors and 1 at-large from among the CTR Board of Directors.
Political Fundraising Committee
Educate REALTORS® on the importance of raising funds for RPAC and Issues Advocacy; and to network and share the techniques that are most effective in raising funds.
REALTORS® Grassroots Committee
Strengthen REALTOR® member involvement in support of the Association’s political, electoral and legislative endeavors at the local, State and National levels. This effort may include enhancing member lobbying efforts for legislation supported/opposed by CTR or NAR, increasing member response to “Calls for Action”, promoting attendance at statewide REALTOR® advocacy events, and encouraging overall REALTOR® grassroots involvement in political campaigns for those candidates endorsed by RPAC.
Risk Reduction Committee
Identify potential areas of liability, evaluate new/existing risk reduction products and services, recommend risk reduction material or information dissemination, and review CTR contracts/forms for recommendation to the appropriate authority.
Administer the independent RPAC program including but not limited to establishing governing policies that conform to state/federal laws, authorizing expenditures of PAC funds, endorsing candidates for local and state office, authorizing use of funds for Independent Expenditures using CT RPAC funds, interviewing and recommending candidates for Congressional offices in accordance with NAR RPAC requirements, and furthering the education and participation in the PAC and Political Action Funds.
Strategic Planning Committee
Recommends a two-year Strategic Plan for the Association. The committee is made up of 15 inclusive of a Chair and Vice Chair, to include the President, President Elect and Treasurer of the Association plus others representing a cross-section of the membership. Appointments are the two-year term cycle of the Strategic Plan.