The Greater Lakes Association of REALTORS® hosted an educational series called “Advocacy@Home” for REALTORS® and Local, State and Federal Leaders. Minnesota Association of REALTORS® staff Christine Berger, VP of Political Affairs and Kevin Zabel, Director of Political Affairs and Marissa Skuza, GLAR Governmental Affairs Director, provided members with grassroots advocacy tips, and how to connect with elected officials and then work with your Local, State, and Federal leaders to protect homeownership and property rights. Ms. Berger also reviewed with the members the National Association of REALTORS® Best Practices for Choosing REALTOR® Champions program.
Congressman Rick Nolan spoke to the group about the happenings at the Federal Level. Senator Carrie Ruud and Representative Josh Heintzeman talked about issues effecting the state and Baxter Mayor Darrel Olson and Steve Barrows, Baxter City council member talked Baxter City issues.
Also in attendance T.J. Simon, President of the Greater Lakes Association of REALTORS® and Janie Weston, CEO, Greater Lakes Association of REALTORS®.