Objective: Promote and incentivize REALTOR® community involvement

Action Items

Continue NYSAR Community Involvement Award

Expand promotion of REALTOR® Community Involvement Award through local boards/associations

Fund partial expenses for NYSAR Community Involvement Award recipient(s) to attend NAR Convention. Update: Approved by NYSAR Budget and Finance Committee in August 2015 and will go before NYSAR Board of Directors in October 2015.

Promote applications for NYSAR and NAR Community involvement awards. UPDATE: Applications for nysar community involvement distributed via email and usps to local board and association volunteer leaders and AE’s. NAR Community Service Award provided to local board AE’s. Staff requested that local board nominate the NY REALTORS from their board who received NYSAR’s Community Service Award in 2014 and 2015.

Participate in annual community service activity such as Habitat for Humanity build. . Update: NYSAR participated in a 3 day Habitat for Humanity build on Long Island in August/September 2016.

Apply for NAR My REALTOR® Party community service related grants. Update: Staff attempted to apply for an NAR Housing Opportunities Grant for the Habitat build on Long Island, however, NAR does not award grants to participate on Habitat builds as it is considered “sponsoring” an event. Staff has been cultivating a relationship with HomeSmartNY (a coalition of housing counseling and legal services agencies) and exploring new ways to partner with this sector of the industry – staff is looking into ways to apply for My REALTOR® Party grant for this initiative.

Responsible Parties

Duncan MacKenzie

Ali Mann

Libby Rentz

Patrick Reilly

NYSAR Awards Committee

NYSAR Housing Opportunities Committee

NYSAR Budget & Finance Committee

NYSAR Leadership Team/Regional Vice Presidents

NYSAR Association Executives Advisory Committee


Funding approved for award winner travel (2016 budget)

Increased number of applicants for Community Involvement Award

Local boards promote applicants for the award and help promote recognition of the winners.

Housing Opportunities Committee to select and coordinate annual community service activity such as Habitat for Humanity build beginning in 2016.

NAR grant applications starting in 2015